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notebook Inspiron 8600
model: Inspiron 8600(model id: 1159)
subtype (notebook, netbook, motherboard, tablet):
notebook
vendor:
Dell
architecture:
x86
does it have a free boot firmware (BIOS,UEFI,...) ?
no
can free operating systems be installed?
yes
does the device prevent installing wifi cards not-approved by the vendor?
not-specified
year of commercialization:
2003
compatibility with free software:
B-gold
tested on:
Trisquel 4.0 Taranis
Trisquel 6.0 Toutatis
tested with the following kernel libre:
3.10.0-gnu
video card model:
GeForce FX Go5200 64M (works, but without 3D acceleration)
wifi model:
(not specified how it works)
webcam model:
(there is no webcam)
Description:

This computer uses a Pentium M processor, which is based off of the Pentium III.

This computer's processor does not report PAE as one of its features, though it actually supports it. Because of this, it is difficult to install Trisquel on it, as the default Linux kernel refuses to boot because it doesn't find the PAE flag set in /proc/cpuinfo, but I discovered a workaround. http://trisquel.info/en/forum/boot-trisquel-computers-without-pae#comment-38736

lspci -v

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to I/O Controller (rev 03)
	Subsystem: Dell Device 0191
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
	Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
	Kernel modules: intel-agp

00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to AGP Controller (rev 03)
	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 32
	Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=32
	I/O behind bridge: 0000c000-0000cfff
	Memory behind bridge: fc000000-fdffffff
	Prefetchable memory behind bridge: d0000000-dfffffff
	Kernel modules: shpchp

00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
	Subsystem: Dell Device 0191
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11
	I/O ports at bf80 [size=32]
	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
	Subsystem: Dell Device 0191
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11
	I/O ports at bf40 [size=32]
	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
	Subsystem: Dell Device 0191
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11
	I/O ports at bf20 [size=32]
	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01) (prog-if 20)
	Subsystem: Dell Device 0191
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11
	Memory at f4fffc00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 81)
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
	Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=06, sec-latency=32
	I/O behind bridge: 0000d000-0000efff
	Memory behind bridge: f6000000-fbffffff
	Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 20000000-23ffffff
	Kernel modules: shpchp

00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0
	Kernel modules: iTCO_wdt, intel-rng

00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE Controller (rev 01) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
	Subsystem: Dell Device 0191
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11
	I/O ports at 01f0 [size=8]
	I/O ports at 03f4 [size=1]
	I/O ports at 0170 [size=8]
	I/O ports at 0374 [size=1]
	I/O ports at bfa0 [size=16]
	Memory at 24000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
	Kernel driver in use: ata_piix

00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
	Subsystem: Dell Device 0191
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 7
	I/O ports at b800 [size=256]
	I/O ports at bc40 [size=64]
	Memory at f4fff800 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512]
	Memory at f4fff400 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: Intel ICH
	Kernel modules: snd-intel8x0

00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 01)
	Subsystem: Broadcom Corporation Device 4d64
	Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 7
	I/O ports at b400 [size=256]
	I/O ports at b080 [size=128]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel modules: snd-intel8x0m

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV34M [GeForce FX Go5200 64M] (rev a1)
	Subsystem: Dell Device 019c
	Flags: bus master, VGA palette snoop, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 11
	Memory at fc000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
	Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
	Expansion ROM at fd000000 [disabled] [size=128K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: nouveau
	Kernel modules: nvidiafb, nouveau

02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401 100Base-T (rev 01)
	Subsystem: Dell Device 8127
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 32, IRQ 11
	Memory at faffe000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: b44
	Kernel modules: b44

02:01.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI4510 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 02)
	Subsystem: Dell Device 0191
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 168, IRQ 11
	Memory at f6000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
	Bus: primary=02, secondary=03, subordinate=06, sec-latency=176
	Memory window 0: 20000000-23fff000 (prefetchable)
	Memory window 1: 28000000-2bfff000
	I/O window 0: 0000d000-0000d0ff
	I/O window 1: 0000d400-0000d4ff
	16-bit legacy interface ports at 0001
	Kernel driver in use: yenta_cardbus
	Kernel modules: yenta_socket

02:01.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments PCI4510 IEEE-1394 Controller (prog-if 10)
	Subsystem: Dell Device 0191
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 11
	Memory at faffd800 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
	Memory at faff8000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: ohci1394
	Kernel modules: firewire-ohci, ohci1394

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