Updated March 6: Although this was mentioned by Mario in the comments below I wanted to make sure everyone saw this:
A01 is out:
Put it in /boot/efi since that is also a FAT partition–or on a FAT formatted USB stick, reboot, hit f12, and select the option to update the firmware.
Two weeks ago I posted an update on the XPS 13 developer edition mentioning that we were addressing a few issues before we felt the was ready to launch. Now that we are a little further along, we wanted to provide more details.
The main issues that are delaying launch involves the touchpad and a repeating keystroke issue.
Status update around the issues:
- Working on getting A01 BIOS out (fixes keyboard repeating keystroke issue)
- We confirmed that A01–with acpi_osi and resetafter kernel parameters–is a workaround that makes the touchpad work smoothly
- Sound works with above workaround
- Mario Limonciello on the Sputnik team submitted a patch upstream to have the resetafter workaround done automatically: http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1502.2/02389.html
- The acpi_osi kernel parameter: Adding acpi_osi=”!Windows 2013″ as a kernel boot parameter followed by two cold reboots switches the audio to HDA mode (which Linux currently supports) and puts the touchpad into PS/2 mode.
- The resetafter kernel parameter: Adding psmouse.resetafter=0 as a kernel boot parameter when the touchpad is in PS/2 mode allows the touchpad to not reset (which is actually what happens with this touchpad in PS/2 mode on Windows 7).
Please visit the Dell TechCenter Project Sputnik forum for discussion.
Thanks everyone for your support and we appreciate your patience as we work with our partners to resolve these issues.
- Update: Dell XPS 13 laptop, developer edition – Sputnik Gen 4 – Barton’s Blog
- Welcome the Dell Precision M3800 mobile workstation, developer edition – Barton’s Blog
- Available in Europe: Precision M3800 developer edition – Barton’s Blog
Pau for now