Dell Inspiron-8500

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Version Status Date Updated Updated By
710 Unknown N/A N/A
810 Unknown N/A N/A
1004 Unknown N/A N/A
1204 Unknown N/A N/A
Usage Information

Works with BIOS Version A08, LinuxMCE Version 0704 (DVD) and UI2 (Masking). Loaded automatically after using the F12 key during Laptop boot up and selecting the (connected by cable to the second NIC on the Hybrid/Core) Internal Ethernet Card option from the available choices. After announcing the MAC address and downloading some script from the core Windows resumed (Reloading router). Rebooting (the Laptop) and applying the F12 sequence again saw the image files being generated ending with the Laptop screen going blank. This indicated that video had been diverted to the Laptop video out connector. The audio/video wizard was present when a monitor was connected to this point and everything proceeded as directed by the wizard from this point. The volume controls on the laptop did not function, so it is important to set the volume at an appropriate level when following the wizard. Does not work with 0710 32 bit DVD. Video is not diverted to the video out port (can be diverted using the function keys and CRT/LCD (F8) key if you want to drive a panel) and when loading the orbiter "failed to load OpenGL" is reported. Works with Basic interface (UI1) under 0710 64 bit DVD.