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Re: [opensuse] Laptop experience
Follow-up on the laptop. I decided to get a Dell XPS 13 9370 with MS
Windows 10 Pro. We provide our software on Linux (primary measurement
system) and Windows (some office stuff).

Installing Tumbleweed went fine. I had to change the disk not to be
RAID (which it how it is set up when delivered). If I did not do this,
the disk was not found. All hardware seems to be working.

Although there is a claim that there is a fingerprint (Goodix
Fingerprint Device) reader (only removed in newer Ubuntu models), I
could not get it to work on Windows. On Linux a device driver is
loaded (cdc_acm). But I don't know what to do with it. I think there
are issues with support from the hardware vendor. As usual... It's
mostly a curiosity.

I have not checked Bluetooth yet. As there are no USB-A connectors, I
am playing with the idea of getting a Bluetooth mouse. I've not used
them before.

After the installation, I downloaded Windows 10 Pro from
and installed it in VirtualBox. Using the method described earlier, I
activated the OS using the product key for this PC. It seems to have
worked. Just for fun I enabled the Linux sub-system for Windows (WSL)
and, from the Microsoft Store, installed openSUSE 15.1. I now have an
openSUSE 15.1 console (running in Windows 10, running in Virtual Box,
running in Tumbleweed...) where I can run openSUSE. I even did a
zypper up, and a few things were updated.

The only thing I had a problem with in the WSL/openSUSE 15.1(minimal
testing, mind you) was that dmesg complained that there was no
timezone data. It said that the tzdata package should be installed.
I'm not sure what package to which it is referring. And maybe this is
actually something in the WSL and not in openSUSE. I have yet to see
what is really opwnSUSE and what is WSL. uname -r, for example, lists:
4.4.0-18362-Microsoft. I will have to check out where the build source
for WSL/openSUSE is. Maybe on OBS? Jut out of curiosity.

Anyway, all good progress. Time to stop messing around and get to work
with this thing.

On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 4:05 PM Kukuh Syafaat <cho2@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I'm using Dell XPS 13 (9360) with openSUSE Tumbleweed, so far everything is

On Wed, Jun 5, 2019 at 2:06 AM Roger Oberholtzer
<roger.oberholtzer@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I'm considering getting a Dell XPS 13 (9380) to run Tumbleweed.
Although it can be bought with Ubuntu, which implies decent Linux
compatibility, I'm curious if anyone has experience running Tumbleweed
on this computer?

It will probably be delivered with Windows 10 as that is the most
common model in Sweden. I won't run Ubuntu anyway. I recall someone
saying that the Windows license is in the BIOS (or whatever the
comparable place is called these days), and that Windows can get the
license from there. Meaning that I might be able to install Windows in
VirtualBox and the delivered license be used. (VB would pass this info
on?) That's nor a requirement. Just curious if I got that right.

Roger Oberholtzer

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