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Running well - Dell Inspiron 14-3452 v: 4.0.7 laptop

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Re: Dell Inspiron 5100 14in. laptop

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Post by namida12 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:31 pm

Stevo wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:35 pm
How about the audio mixer? What settings does that show?
Played with Mixer and now have better volume... See attachment

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Re: Dell Inspiron 5100 14in. laptop

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Post by namida12 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:33 pm

fehlix wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:02 pm
namida12 wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:38 pm
Haven't got a clue, could not get MX-17.1 to boot it told me it could not write to esp
Have you made a system update before installing, or at least the update of the installer,
as some issues had been fixed after latest realease of the iso.
No I could not update in this system, but I made a new USB with updated monthly snapshot...

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Re: Dell Inspiron 5100 14in. laptop

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Post by JimC » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:03 am

I installed MX 17.1 yesterday on a Dell Inspiron 11. It has the same N3050 CPU, and same chipsets for video, audio and more. The only difference in the chipsets when comparing your Dell with my Dell is that your laptop has a different wireless chipset.

Of course, the Dell Inspiron 11 has a smaller 11.6 inch screen. But the resolution is the same as your 14 inch screen (1166x768).

After getting audio working OK through through the built in speakers, using the alsa mixer controls, I did this:

Right Click on the speaker icon in the panel and select "Open Mixer". This brings up a mixer that is NOT the same as the one you get loading alsa-mixer.

Then, go to the Output Devices Tab, select Speakers from the drop down list of choices, and adjust the volume slider to around 135 percent (or even higher).

After that, use the volume controls built into your media players (for example, volume slider playing youtube content) to adjust the volume to comfortable levels (and output will be very loud to begin with if the mixer volume slider is set to 135 to 150 percent). Then, close that mixer screen.

Note that if you try to use the volume slider in the panel (single slider you see for volume if you click on the speaker icon) to change volume levels later, the maximum volume will revert to 100 percent (not loud enough on these Dell Models). So don't do that. :-)

But, if you do that by accident, repeat the above: right click on the speaker icon in the panel again, select open mixer, output devices tab, speaker; and move the volume slider back up above 100 percent, then close the mixer. I keep mine at around 135 percent or more.

Then, make sure not to use the volume slider in the panel, or it will go back to a max volume of 100 percent again. Instead, leave that mixer volume set to louder levels, then use the volume controls in your media players to change the volume as desired (much louder sound available if you use the steps above).

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Re: Dell Inspiron 5100 14in. laptop

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Post by namida12 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:14 pm

JimC wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:03 am
I installed MX 17.1 yesterday on a Dell Inspiron 11. This brings up a mixer that is NOT the same as the one you get loading alsa-mixer.

Then, go to the Output Devices Tab, select Speakers from the drop down list of choices, and adjust the volume slider to around 135 percent (or even higher).

After that, use the volume controls built into your media players (for example, volume slider playing youtube content) to adjust the volume to comfortable levels (and output will be very loud to begin with if the mixer volume slider is set to 135 to 150 percent). Then, close that mixer screen.

Note that if you try to use the volume slider in the panel (single slider you see for volume if you click on the speaker icon) to change volume levels later, the maximum volume will revert to 100 percent (not loud enough on these Dell Models). So don't do that. :-)

But, if you do that by accident, repeat the above: right click on the speaker icon in the panel again, select open mixer, output devices tab, speaker; and move the volume slider back up above 100 percent, then close the mixer. I keep mine at around 135 percent or more.

Then, make sure not to use the volume slider in the panel, or it will go back to a max volume of 100 percent again. Instead, leave that mixer volume set to louder levels, then use the volume controls in your media players to change the volume as desired (much louder sound available if you use the steps above).
Thanks JimC!!!

Sound working much better.

Now it seems I am having a inconvience/problem with Wireless connection. This started yesterday evening: I get a error box when connecting with WICD
Could not connect to wicd's D-Bus interface. Check the wicd log for error messages.
Where is wicd log? Looked but I must be blind...

After pressing "OK" on the info box it seems to work, properly. Occasionally I end up with two computer Icons in the lower right hand section of the panel. 's

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$ inxi -F
System:    Host: green255 Kernel: 4.9.87-antix.1-amd64-smp x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: IceWM 1.4.2 
           Distro: antiX-17.1_x64-full Heather Heyer 17 March 2018 
Machine:   Type: Portable System: Dell product: Inspiron 14-3452 v: 4.0.7 serial: <root required> 
           Mobo: Dell model: 054X86 v: A00 serial: <root required> UEFI: Dell v: 4.0.7 date: 04/26/2016 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 41.4 Wh condition: 28.2/41.4 Wh (68%) 
CPU:       Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Celeron N3050 bits: 64 type: MCP L2 cache: 1024 KiB 
           Speed: 741 MHz min/max: 480/2160 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 741 2: 515 
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Integrated Graphics driver: i915 
           v: kernel 
           Display: server: X.Org 1.19.2 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa resolution: 1366x768~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) v: 4.5 Mesa 13.0.6 
Audio:     Card-1: Intel Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series High Definition Audio 
           driver: snd_hda_intel 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.9.87-antix.1-amd64-smp 
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter driver: rtl8723be 
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: b0:c0:90:10:4e:1f 
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 29.12 GiB used: 3.89 GiB (13.4%) 
           ID-1: /dev/mmcblk0 model: HBG4e size: 29.12 GiB 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 9.78 GiB used: 3.60 GiB (36.8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/mmcblk0p2 
           ID-2: /home size: 16.61 GiB used: 304.1 MiB (1.8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/mmcblk0p4 
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 2.00 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/mmcblk0p3 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 44.0 C mobo: 44.0 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 2525 
Info:      Processes: 175 Uptime: 22m Memory: 1.87 GiB used: 423.4 MiB (22.1%) Shell: bash inxi: 3.0.10 
green255@green255:~
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Re: Dell Inspiron 5100 14in. laptop

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Post by Stevo » Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:03 pm

Oh, you're running antiX, not MX, and are in the wrong subforum for that.

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Re: Dell Inspiron 5100 14in. laptop

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Post by JimC » Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:28 pm

Yep... using the mixer available under the speaker icon in the panel allows you to set volume to greater than 100%. So, I keep mine at around 135 for much louder sound, using the media players volume sliders to reduce sound to desired levels.

As Stevo pointed out, your last insi -F printout shows antiX versus MX linux. But, your earlier posts in this thread show MX 17.1 in the output from inxi -F

Are you setup to dual boot both MX Linux or antiX as desired or something. Is the wireless problem present in both operating systems?

As I mentioned in an earlier post, my Inpiron 11 has the same chipsets as your 14 inch model, except for wireless. Dell used a different wireless card in my laptop, and I have not seen any issues with it (it's working great). So, hopefully, others that are familiar with your error will chime in.

But, if the error is specific to antiX, you will want to ask in an antiX forum instead, as Stevo pointed out.

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Re: Dell Inspiron 5100 14in. laptop

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Post by caprea » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:03 pm

The question with wicd was asked quite often on the antix-forum.
You have to enable the wicd daemon, then you will get rid of the error message. Look here
https://www.antixforum.com/forums/topic ... #post-5862

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Re: Dell Inspiron 5100 14in. laptop

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Post by namida12 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:12 pm

Stevo wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:03 pm
Oh, you're running antiX, not MX, and are in the wrong subforum for that.
Stevo, I was going to install MX in this computer but could not get it installed. I spend a great deal of time trying to do updates on the flash drive in n\another system, but could never get it to put grub in the fat 32 100 mb. I tried to get it to write to esp and it just never worked. In frustration I tried my antix flash stick and it installed without any problems.

I started the posting for MX-17.1 but could not get it to install, antiX installed easily and put grub ins esp, after I started this thread...

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Re: Dell Inspiron 5100 14in. laptop

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Post by namida12 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:14 pm

caprea wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:03 pm
The question with wicd was asked quite often on the antix-forum.
You have to enable the wicd daemon, then you will get rid of the error message. Look here
https://www.antixforum.com/forums/topic ... #post-5862
caprea,

Thanks...

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Re: Running well - Dell Inspiron 14-3452 v: 4.0.7 laptop

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Post by namida12 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:52 pm

Local Purchase: $35 machine name Dell-2

I was surprised a friend called me about a Win7 problem and I discovered he had a Dell Inspiron 14-3452 V3 in his garage that had borked with the first win10 update. I used Adrian's July 2018 snapshot to install MX-17.1 on this new to me system. These are good MX and Antix machines. My complement to MS for making windows first updates bork these systems, and frustrated buyers making them available for decent inexpensive Linux systems...

Have another Dell unit coming from ebay. I have started looking locally for a cheap HP Stream that also borks on first Windows update, to see which 14 inch laptop is faster (Dell Inspiron 14-3452 vrs HP Stream)...

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$ inxi -F
System:    Host: dell-02 Kernel: 4.15.0-1-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 
           Distro: MX-17.1_x64 Horizon March 14, 2018 
Machine:   Type: Portable System: Dell product: Inspiron 14-3452 v: 3.0.1 serial: <root required> 
           Mobo: Dell model: 0HHRWV v: A00 serial: <root required> UEFI: Dell v: 3.0.1 date: 07/30/2015 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 25.9 Wh condition: 40.5/41.4 Wh (98%) 
CPU:       Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Celeron N3050 bits: 64 type: MCP L2 cache: 1024 KiB 
           Speed: 480 MHz min/max: 480/2160 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 480 2: 508 
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Integrated Graphics driver: N/A 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.2 driver: vesa resolution: 1368x768~N/A 
           OpenGL: renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.9 128 bits) v: 3.3 Mesa 13.0.6 
Audio:     Card-1: Intel Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series High Definition Audio 
           driver: snd_hda_intel 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.15.0-1-amd64 
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter driver: rtl8723be 
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 4c:bb:58:d8:6a:be 
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 29.12 GiB used: 5.31 GiB (18.2%) 
           ID-1: /dev/mmcblk0 model: DS2032 size: 29.12 GiB 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 9.78 GiB used: 5.13 GiB (52.5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/mmcblk0p2 
           ID-2: /home size: 16.61 GiB used: 174.9 MiB (1.0%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/mmcblk0p4 
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 1.99 GiB used: 5.8 MiB (0.3%) fs: swap dev: /dev/mmcblk0p3 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 46.0 C mobo: 45.0 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 2528 
Info:      Processes: 181 Uptime: 19m Memory: 1.86 GiB used: 886.4 MiB (46.4%) Shell: bash inxi: 3.0.10 
green256@dell-02:~/Desktop

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