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Type: Laptop
Manufacturer: Dell
Model: Latitude D620
Support: Solaris Premier Subscription  available on Certified Systems
Runs on OS Versions: Oracle Solaris 11 11/11 to Oracle Solaris 11.1    Reported to Work
Oracle Solaris 10 06/06 to Oracle Solaris 10 1/13    Certified
CPU Type: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
Num CPUs: 1
Num Cores (per CPU): 1
Chipset: Intel 945GM
BIOS:
Firmware Maker and Version
Dell Inc. A04 08/28/2006
Driver Info: Network Driver for Broadcom BCM5752 available at:
http://www.broadcom.com/support/ethernet_nic/netxtreme_server.php

NVIDIA Video Driver for Quadro NVS 110M available at:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html
Test Suite: true
(May not apply to all OS Revisions. Please refer to 'General Notes')
General Notes: Important Notice (03/11/07): BIOS update A08 will prevent Solaris booting. Download and apply BIOS update A07 to restore functionality.

Disable dual-core capability in BIOS *or* update BIOS to version A05 before running or installing Solaris. Visit www.dell.com to download BIOS update.

Audio is not natively supported by Solaris 06/06 for this system. Third-party Audio Driver download available at:
www.opensound.com

Video: Intel945GM/GMS
Network: Broadcom BCM5752 Ethernet

Submitter Company: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Last Updated: 2006-11-21

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There are (6) comments.

1: "Heiko Graf"
With BIOS-Update to A08, the installation finishes without problems. During boot-up I only had to expand the Grub kernel line with the parameters discribed above (-B acpi_user_options=2 kernel/unix ) and later add them to the menu.lst. Kernel debugging as described in the first comment had not been necessary.

2: "Ian Trott"
Installation hung repeatedly on D620 with A08 BIOS. Disabling the onboard NIC prior to launching installation allowed the install to run smoothly. Post installation, re-enable the onboard NIC and installed the drivers obtained from Broadcom.

3: "Eduardo Hernandez"
I had no problem with Solaris 10 11/06 on this Laptop, but I installed 08/07 release and I have to disable PC Card (PCMCIA) from BIOS in order to boot correctly. Could anybody help me? Thanks!

4: "teera"
with SXDE 1/08 disable onboard NIC, it's work fine. enable onboard NIC, it's freeze on configuring devices.

5: "Martin Knaup"
Solaris 10 11/06, 64 bit mode, BIOS rev. A07 with ACPI Usage Instructions: When booting the first time after installation, edit the GRUB entry and add the following to the "kernel" line: -B acpi_user_options=2 kernel/unix -kvd This will boot in 32bit mode with kernel debugging. In debug mode, enter ::bp -d -n 1 attach_drivers :c Solaris continues to boot for some time and reaches a breakpoint. Now enter npe`pcie_error_disable_flag/W 1 :c Booting continues successfully. The changes should now be made persistent: - Edit /etc/system and add set npe:pcie_error_disable_flag=1 - Edit /boot/grub/menu.lst and change the standard Solaris entry to add the following to the "kernel" parameter: -B acpi_user_options=2 kernel/unix That's it, now S10 U3 runs on the D620 (Except for some components like WLAN, SmartCard, Expresscard slot...). Additional work may be necessary to add drivers and configure the graphics card. In my case the integrated iGMA950 works, but the resolution was initially 800x600 instead of 1280x800.

6: "Joseph Tingiris"
Varios configurations of the Dell D620 may present usage/installation problems. If you are experiencing problems the following tips may be useful: 1) Upgrade the bios to at least A07 ... some say A05, but that didn't work for me 2) Turn off the on board broadcomm/ethernet controller in bios BEFORE attempting to boot from dvd/cd to install (or the installer will just lock up) ... after solaris finishes installing, reboot and turn it back on in bios, then install the broadcom drivers (from www.broadcom.com) and reboot -- -rv
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