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Dell Inspiron Gaming 7567
« on: August 20, 2017, 09:17:14 am »
So far, Peppermint 8 is the only distro to just work out of the box(for details: https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,5947.0.html). Gj Mark!
I really wanted the red one, but no cigar  :(

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pshem@PiDell ~ $ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: PiDell Kernel: 4.10.0-32-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: N/A
           Distro: Peppermint Eight
Machine:   System: Dell (portable) product: Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming
           Mobo: Dell model: 065C71 v: A00
           Bios: Dell v: 01.00.07 date: 05/24/2017
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-7700HQ (-HT-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
           clock speeds: max: 3800 MHz 1: 899 MHz 2: 899 MHz 3: 899 MHz
           4: 899 MHz 5: 899 MHz 6: 899 MHz 7: 899 MHz 8: 899 MHz
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel Device 591b
           Card-2: NVIDIA Device 1c8c
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.3 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Kabylake GT2 GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.2
Audio:     Card Intel Device a171 driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-32-generic
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169
           IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel Wireless 3165 driver: iwlwifi
           IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1256.3GB (2.7% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: Micron_1100_SATA size: 256.1GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: TOSHIBA_MQ01ABD1 size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 46G used: 5.2G (12%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb3
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 40.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 231 Uptime: 3 min Memory: 533.7/15911.3MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35

Interesting snippets:
Fans turn on ~68C , at least when using the 1.0.7 BIOS(apparently sometimes BIOS updates change this)
I'm running on proprietary Nvidia drivers installed via
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sudo ubuntu-drivers list
sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall
, because Nvidia are horrible towards nouveau  :-[
The battery life heavily depends on whether you use the Nvidia GPU, or the Intel GPU. With the Intel card you can get 7-10 hours  8), depending on whether you edit text files, browse the Internet or watch videos. With the Nvidia card, you're looking at <5 hours ::). You can switch them via the Prime profiles tab of the Nvidia Settigns app that will be installed with the drivers. Unfortunately, you need to re-login for changes to take effect.
You need to enable the 2.1 audio profile to take advantage of the subwoofer this laptop has. Peppermint correctly detects plugging in an audio jack.
I've not tested HDMI or the webcam yet, and will update this post when I have time to.
Keyboard lightning works, you can change it's brightness in the BIOS, or in some DEs(I can do it in KDE Neon, but I've not tried doing it in Peppermint yet)
WiFi works spotlessly, both 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz. I've not tested Ethernet yet.
All 3 USB3.0 ports work, and they are faaast! 90+ MB/s read speed, 20 MB/s+ write speed with my only USB3.0 pendrive(which is quite old and might even be the part dragging this metric down).
The SD card reader remains unused.

BIOS updates(http://www.dell.com/support/home/pl/pl/pldhs1/drivers/driversdetails?driverId=9R7T4&fileId=3690868011&osCode=BIOSA&productCode=inspiron-15-7567-laptop&languageCode=po&categoryId=BI, sorry for a partly non-english site) are suggested, because of upgraded intel-micronode code. BIOS upgrades can be run from the BIOS, for details look at http://www.dell.com/support/article/pl/pl/pldhs1/SLN171755/en, point 2(there are no capsule updates for this model).

For comparison, KDE Neon:
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pshem@PiDell:~$ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: PiDell Kernel: 4.10.0-32-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.8.7 Distro: neon 16.04 xenial
Machine:   System: Dell (portable) product: Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming
           Mobo: Dell model: 065C71 v: A00
           Bios: Dell v: 01.00.07 date: 05/24/2017
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-7700HQ (-HT-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
           clock speeds: max: 3800 MHz 1: 899 MHz 2: 899 MHz 3: 899 MHz
           4: 899 MHz 5: 899 MHz 6: 899 MHz 7: 899 MHz 8: 899 MHz
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel Device 591b
           Card-2: NVIDIA Device 1c8c
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.3 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Kabylake GT2
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.7
Audio:     Card Intel Device a171 driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-32-generic   
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169
           IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel Wireless 3165 driver: iwlwifi
           IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1256.3GB (3.2% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: Micron_1100_SATA size: 256.1GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: TOSHIBA_MQ01ABD1 size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 130G used: 12G (10%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda4
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 39.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 209 Uptime: 17:52 Memory: 2030.3/15911.3MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35
« Last Edit: August 21, 2017, 04:29:39 am by Pikolo »

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Re: Dell Inspiron Gaming 7567
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2017, 09:49:33 am »
Very nicely specced laptop <jealousy green>, though I do wish manufacturers would stop using chiclet keyboards (new meaning of 'chiclet' - low-profile, low-travel 'island' style keys)

What is it that makes every other OEM follow Apples lead with visual design decisions even where they're technically bad ones .. then try to reproduce 'on the cheap'.
(including paper thin laptops .. which works okay with Apples metal bodied 13" macbook air, but not so much for HP's 15.6" flimsy plastic bodied trash, which have all the rigidity of warm peanut butter ::))

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Sorry Pikolo .. I'm still on my HP keyboard (and general quality) rant >:(
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Re: Dell Inspiron Gaming 7567
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2017, 01:41:12 pm »
Sorry Pikolo .. I'm still on my HP keyboard (and general quality) rant >:(

LoL !  Silicone-free rubber domes FTW !  :D

I use IBM KB-0225, and HP KB-0316 keyboards on my desktop machines.

That said, it would be pretty hard to backlight that design, on a laptop.  ;)
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Re: Dell Inspiron Gaming 7567
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2017, 07:30:18 pm »
There are some rants I have trouble letting go of.

To be continued... probably...
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Re: Dell Inspiron Gaming 7567
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2017, 07:37:32 pm »
That's okay.

I still using PS/2 keyboards and PS/2 ball mouses (when possible).   8)