HCL - Dell Latitude E7470

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Elias Mårtenson

Feb 16, 2017, 5:48:23 AM2/16/17
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I've been using Qubes 3.2 on this laptop for a month or two now, and pretty much everything works well.

Note that immediately after installing the system the WLAN didn't work. I connected using ethernet and did a software update. After this the WLAN worked correctly.

The laptop seems to have TPM, but when I try to enable it it tells me I need to switch to UEFI. Unfortunately AEM doesn't support UEFI, so it can't be used.

I have also been unable to disable tap-to-click on the touchpad. Apparently this is because the touchpad isn't supported but if you're OK with having tap-to-click enabled the touchpad itself works well.


Elias Mårtenson

Feb 16, 2017, 5:55:37 AM2/16/17
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(resend, with attachments this time)


Feb 17, 2017, 12:19:22 AM2/17/17
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There is no technical reason as to why you need UEFI to use a TPM.

You have a business laptop, so you should call dell and insist to speak
to an engineering team member who can remedy that.
Note: it may be difficult if you don't have the us based pro-support as
the low wage outsourced techs will have no idea what you mean.

I would also insist on linux touchpad drivers, which again you can do
(because it is a business laptop)

Elias Mårtenson

Feb 17, 2017, 4:36:01 AM2/17/17
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On 17 February 2017 at 13:19, Tai...@gmx.com <Tai...@gmx.com> wrote:

I would also insist on linux touchpad drivers, which again you can do (because it is a business laptop)

I think it's possible to get it to work in Fedora 24, but Qubes dom0 is based on Fedora 23.

I'll try it again once Qubes 4 comes out.


Chris Laprise

Feb 20, 2017, 11:23:01 PM2/20/17
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I agree... nothing should block you from using the TPM.

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