40.36 Ganesha Dell Inspiron 6400


A 2006 laptop with 1GB of memory, a 100GB hard disk, a DVD\(\pm\)RW Dual Layer burner, a 15.4” screen, and a wireless card. The machine came with MS/Windows XP installed so the machine was originally set up for dual boot (now part of the Debian GNU/Linux install options).


From the lspci and lshw commands and /proc/cpuinfo:

Spec Details
Install Date: 2006-04-18
Machine: Dell Inspiron 6400
CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) T2400 Centrino Duo Processor 1.83GHz
Performance: BogoMIPS = 3665
Memory: 1GB (2x512MB DDR2 SDRAM)
Disk: 100GB TOSHIBA MK1032GS 2.5”
Wireless: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945 Dual Band 802.11a/g 54Mbps (iwl3945)
Network: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (b44)
Video: Intel 945GM (i810)
Audio: (snd-hda-intel)
MemoryCard: Ricoh Secure Digital/MMC card reader (sdhci)
Kernel: 2.6.16-1-686-smp, 2.6.8


Spec Details
20050418 Install Sarge 3.1r2 Debian from a DVD.
20081005 Upgraded to Debian Sid.
20090905 Install Ubuntu 9.04.
20110421 Install Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.1 as
                  [FreedomBox](http://freedomboxfoundation.org/) bit too early to
  20131515 | Install Ubuntu 13.10 to become togaware.com.au and then ecosysl.com.|
  20140500 | Upgraded to Ubutnu 14.04 LTS.|
  20160000 | Would shut down after a few minutes.|
  20201010 | Disassemble, clean and resit heatsink.|

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