First off, you’ll need to install the nVidia closed-source linux drivers. Windows 7 should support it out of the box, but the performance might not be so satisfactory. The C has two fans, so running i8kfan with no options will show you something like the following:. Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site. If it does,it may have dropped the driver.

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Is it ok to install Windows 7 on Dell Latitude C840

Jul 12, Dell Latitude C Notebook. If you know something Clntroller don’t or have info on one of the devices I don’t, feel free to email me. If you decide to go with it, try customizing the installation to further optimize performance: If you want this process to be automatic, install a hotplug manager like murasaki. This will probe your hardware c40 attempt to figure out your video card, monitor timings, and mouse. Both have excellent man pages, but I’ll mention a couple of helpful things. It’s somewhat successful on the C, and we will fill in the rest.

Helpful 0 Not Helpful Comment Flag. Alun Cox Level 3 Expert Answers. Well, I ran Windows Vista on my Dell c a few years back until it died. Here are answers to some common questions about the bit and bit versions of Windows. Not finding what you are looking for?


Geof May 31, I use my laptop sometimes to play DivX or other movie files on my TV at home. You can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread.

I have a dell latitude c and the sound will not work even head phones i believe i need a audio driver but all the ones i have tried will make my computer freeze almost instantly after i start it up. Dec 23, Dell Latitude C Notebook.

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This information is entirely based on linux kernel version 2. Posted on May 31, Try external speakers,see if you have sound. If you run i8kmon, there’s no need for or reason to use i8kfan.

latiture Considering that Vista was a strain on it, Windows 7 might do better with the performance improvements. Suspend to Disk – I have no idea if this works correctly on this laptop. You can’t post conmments that contain an email address.

Please notice that this line has changed with the latest release of the nVidia linux c84 as of this writingit USED To be NVdriver instead of nvidia.


First, install the i8kutils package available in CLC ports.

Posted by dangolinks on May 31, Posted on Sep 05, The rest of the options should be self-explanatory, though if you want to change them, I again suggest referring to nVidia’s documentation. Did this solve your problem? In order to controoller the c8440 mice to work concurrently in XFree86, you’ll need to also alter the “ServerLayout” section of the XF86Config file. This thread is locked. If you haven’t already done so, install a hotplug manager such as usbmgr available in CLC ports or murasaki to handle automatic loading and unloading of USB modules.

ACPI support seems to have problems with some configurations. Get online Dell technical assistance at http: Cobtroller us about your experience with our site.

The two main things we’ll worry about are i8kbuttons and i8kfan symlink to i8kctl.