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MX21 (MX Linux) on Dell XPS 13 (9360)

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The installation was smooth. My additional steps were:

  1. add boot parameter pci=noaer to get rid of AER (Advanced Error Reporting) errors in kernel ring buffer (dmesg);
  2. add boot parameter intel_iommu=igfx_off as workaround for problems with Qualcomm ath10k_pci WLAN chipset (and get rid of DMA errors in kernel ring buffer);
  3. add this line to /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian-stable-updates.list, else some dev packages like libgtk-3-dev are not available in package manager;
    deb-src bullseye-updates non-free contrib main
  4. set-up DisplayLink software (to use my D3100 docking station) as described at DisplayLink Knowledge Base:
    • configure MX boot using systemd, may be persistent via MX Tools (DisplayLink requires systemd on D-Bus);
    • download DisplayLink driver software from download page;
    • download latest evdi driver tarball from GitHub, especially when using a 6.x Linux kernel;
    • extract DisplayLink according to article Porting the DisplayLink Ubuntu driver to other Linux distributions;
      ./ --noexec --keep --target driver
    • in subdirectory driver replace evdi.tar.gz by the downloaded (latest) version of evdi
    • change to subdirectory driver and install DisplayLink;
      SYSTEMINITDAEMON=systemd ./
    • activate 2nd monitor:
      xrandr --setprovideroutputsource 4 0

      putting the command into /etc/X11/Xsession.d/96rho_init_xrandr;

Sometimes DisplayLink does not work as expected.

The next commands may be helpful in this case:

lsusb -d 17e9: # vendor ID of DisplayLink devices
systemctl status displaylink-driver.service
systemctl restart displaylink-driver.service
xrandr --listproviders
xrandr --current

Also the MX Service Manager might be helpful.

linux/install/mx21-xps9360.txt · Last modified: 2024/01/09 20:05 by Ralf H.