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Alienware M17xR3

Laptop 17 Inch, Gaming Laptop, Laptop

Alienware M17xR3
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Review of Linux Compatibility

The Alienware M17xR3 was successfully tested in configuration

DMI: Alienware M17xR3/M17xR3, BIOS A04 03/28/2011

under blackPanther OS v16.2SE (Silent Killer) with Linux kernel version 4.7.0-desktop-1bP.

Hardware Overview

The following PCI components are part of the Alienware M17xR3 and are supported by the listed kernel drivers:

00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller [8086:0104] (rev 09)
	Subsystem: Dell 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller [1028:0490]
00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200/2nd Generation Core Processor Family PCI Express Root Port [8086:0101] (rev 09)
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
	Kernel modules: shpchp
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0126] (rev 09)
	Subsystem: Dell 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller [1028:04ba]
	Kernel driver in use: i915
	Kernel modules: i915
00:16.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 [8086:1c3a] (rev 04)
	Subsystem: Dell 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller [1028:0490]
	Kernel driver in use: mei_me
	Kernel modules: mei_me
00:1a.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 [8086:1c2d] (rev 05)
	Subsystem: Dell 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller [1028:0490]
	Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
	Kernel modules: ehci_pci
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller [8086:1c20] (rev 05)
	Subsystem: Dell Alienware M17x R3 [1028:0490]
	Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
	Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 [8086:1c10] (rev b5)
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
	Kernel modules: shpchp
00:1c.2 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 3 [8086:1c14] (rev b5)
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
	Kernel modules: shpchp
00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 4 [8086:1c16] (rev b5)
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
	Kernel modules: shpchp
00:1c.5 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 6 [8086:1c1a] (rev b5)
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
	Kernel modules: shpchp
00:1d.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 [8086:1c26] (rev 05)
	Subsystem: Dell 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller [1028:0490]
	Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
	Kernel modules: ehci_pci
00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev a5)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation HM67 Express Chipset Family LPC Controller [8086:1c4b] (rev 05)
	Subsystem: Dell HM67 Express Chipset Family LPC Controller [1028:0490]
	Kernel driver in use: lpc_ich
	Kernel modules: lpc_ich
00:1f.2 RAID bus controller [0104]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile SATA Controller [RAID mode] [8086:282a] (rev 05)
	Subsystem: Dell 82801 Mobile SATA Controller [RAID mode] [1028:0490]
	Kernel driver in use: ahci
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller [8086:1c22] (rev 05)
	Subsystem: Dell 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller [1028:0490]
	Kernel driver in use: i801_smbus
	Kernel modules: i2c_i801
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation GF106M [GeForce GTX 460M] [10de:0dd1] (rev a1)
	Subsystem: Dell GF106M [GeForce GTX 460M] [1028:04ba]
	Kernel driver in use: nouveau
	Kernel modules: nvidiafb, nouveau
07:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Qualcomm Atheros AR8151 v2.0 Gigabit Ethernet [1969:1083] (rev c0)
	Subsystem: Dell AR8151 v2.0 Gigabit Ethernet [1028:0490]
	Kernel driver in use: atl1c
	Kernel modules: atl1c
0d:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Limited BCM4313 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter [14e4:4727] (rev 01)
	Subsystem: Dell Inspiron M5010 / XPS 8300 [1028:0010]
	Kernel driver in use: wl
	Kernel modules: wl
13:00.1 SD Host controller [0805]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5209 PCI Express Card Reader [10ec:5209] (rev 01)
	Subsystem: Dell RTS5209 PCI Express Card Reader [1028:0490]
	Kernel driver in use: sdhci-pci
	Kernel modules: sdhci_pci
19:00.0 USB controller [0c03]: NEC Corporation uPD720200 USB 3.0 Host Controller [1033:0194] (rev 04)
	Subsystem: Dell uPD720200 USB 3.0 Host Controller [1028:0490]
	Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd
	Kernel modules: xhci_pci

Furthermore, the mainboard is equipped with following onboard USB devices:

187c:0520  Alienware Corporation
8087:0024  Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
413c:8187  Dell Computer Corp. DW375 Bluetooth Module

Identified Hardware Configurations (1 Result)

This hardware component was used by Linux users under the following system configurations. These results were collected by our LHG Scan Tool:
Distribution
Kernel
Rating
Scan Date
blackPanther OS v16.2SE (Silent Killer) 4.7.0-desktop-1bP - 19/05/2017

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