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Dell Latitude 7490 Hates Linux

Hello, 

 

I have a Dell Latitude 7490 that I've had for a few years, and every time I try to use Linux, it freezes up. I've tried different distros - Ubuntu (and some of its flavors), Arch, Clear Linux, Rocky Linux, Fedora, etc, and after it installs, when I power on my laptop, it can take somewhwre between a few seconds after booting to about 90 seconds, and it completely locks up. 

 

I've used different SSDs - both NVMe and Sata m.2 drives, and external SSDs, along with different sticks of RAM. 

 

Windows 11 runs just fine with absolutely 0 issues. The only configuration I've had that let's me use Linux with no issues is when it's connected to a Dell WD19 docking station with an external monitor connected through the dock. 

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Are you running the current BIOS for that model?

 

Punch your Service Tag into Dell's support site, they'll have all the drivers and BIOS/firmware updates available under the downloads.

I sold my soul for ProSupport.

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46 minutes ago, Needfuldoer said:

Are you running the current BIOS for that model?

 

Punch your Service Tag into Dell's support site, they'll have all the drivers and BIOS/firmware updates available under the downloads.

Thanks for the reply.  Yes, I am running the latest version of the BIOS.

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