GNU/Linux on the Dell Optiplex 745

Copyright (c) 2007 Dimitri Marinakis.

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During my quest for an OS-less desktop to host an application running under GNU/Linux, I came across very helpful Dell representatives who offered me a computer, made to order, on a try-and-buy basis. This computer, a member of the Optiplex 745 n-series family, features 1 Gb memory (two 512Mb modules), a DVD SATA reader/writer and an 80GB SATA disk. FreeDOS beta 8 (Operating System Install CD and Source Code) was included, accompanied by a printed version of the GNU GPL version 2. A DOS-based diagnostic CD was also included. A 17” 1280 x 1024 E178FPc monitor with a tilt base, a light localized USB keyboard with oversized space and modifier keys, a USB mouse and a pair of USB-powered speakers completed the package. The “traditional” PS/2 mouse and keyboard sockets have moved to a card-slot cover blade, along with the second serial port (specific to the requested configuration).

BIOS version: 2.3.1

First impressions: Rather voluminous for a “minitower” (41x19x44, 12kg), typical Dell metalwork, comprehensive diagnostics. No-special tools are needed to access individual components (beware of sharp edges, though). A large fan blows air front-to back through the perforated front and back covers, over the large CPU heatsink; runs quiet at low speed even at relatively high ambient temperatures. Two hard disk drive bays are situated below this air channel; two CD-size bays and a floppy bay may be found above the air channel.

GNU/Linux distributions tried on this machine: Ubuntu 7.04 with the x86_64 smp kernel (a.k.a. amd64) and the latest upgrades for 3D desktops, PCLinuxOS 2007, iloog 7.04 live CD.


If this text looks outdated, maybe it is. Please help keep the record(s) straight.

First release 08-Jul-2007 –



The usual disclaimer about misconfiguring your system beyond repair or oblueterating your work applies: Don't blame it on me. Do one thing at a time. Read and Learn. Write to tlgu, carmen gr, in case this document contains inaccuracies, errors or if you have some information that others can benefit from.


Power Supply:


Drive bays:



External ports:


00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82Q963/Q965 Memory Controller Hub (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82Q963/Q965 PCI Express Root Port (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82Q963/Q965 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation 82Q963/Q965 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Contoller #4 (rev 02)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 02)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev f2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801HB/HR (ICH8/R) LPC Interface Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) 4 port SATA IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.5 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) 2 port SATA IDE Controller (rev 02)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5754 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (rev 02)


The audio chip is reported as “AD198x”. ADI1983

00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 02)

On alsamixer the line output (on the back) is “Front”.

The DVD-ROM drive lacks a cable connecting its audio output to the motherboard input so if you will be playing real CDs, you provide.


The built-in controller is a member of Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3000 series. The video controller can use up to 256Mb system memory (DVMT – Dynamic Video Memory Technology) and may support resolutions up to 2048 x 1536. The i810 Xorg driver is used (see xorg.conf, below)

Monitor information as reported by the Display Data Channel (ddc) module; this is an excerpt from /var/log/Xorg.0.log

LoadModule: "ddc"
(II) Reloading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/
(II) I810(0): VESA VBE DDC supported
(II) I810(0): VESA VBE DDC Level 2
(II) I810(0): VESA VBE DDC transfer in appr. 1 sec.
(II) I810(0): VESA VBE DDC read successfully
(II) I810(0): Manufacturer: DEL  Model: a027  Serial#: 999999999
(II) I810(0): Year: 2007  Week: 17
(II) I810(0): EDID Version: 1.3
(II) I810(0): Analog Display Input,  Input Voltage Level: 0.700/0.700 V
(II) I810(0): Sync:  Separate
(II) I810(0): Max H-Image Size [cm]: horiz.: 34  vert.: 27
(II) I810(0): Gamma: 2.20
(II) I810(0): DPMS capabilities: StandBy Suspend Off; RGB/Color Display
(II) I810(0): Default color space is primary color space
(II) I810(0): First detailed timing is preferred mode
(II) I810(0): redX: 0.635 redY: 0.342   greenX: 0.292 greenY: 0.610
(II) I810(0): blueX: 0.146 blueY: 0.069   whiteX: 0.312 whiteY: 0.328
(II) I810(0): Supported VESA Video Modes:
(II) I810(0): 720x400@70Hz
(II) I810(0): 640x480@60Hz
(II) I810(0): 640x480@75Hz
(II) I810(0): 800x600@60Hz
(II) I810(0): 800x600@75Hz
(II) I810(0): 1024x768@60Hz
(II) I810(0): 1024x768@75Hz
(II) I810(0): 1280x1024@75Hz
(II) I810(0): Manufacturer's mask: 0
(II) I810(0): Supported Future Video Modes:
(II) I810(0): #0: hsize: 1152  vsize 864  refresh: 75  vid: 20337
(II) I810(0): #1: hsize: 1280  vsize 1024  refresh: 60  vid: 32897
(II) I810(0): Supported additional Video Mode:
(II) I810(0): clock: 108.0 MHz   Image Size:  338 x 270 mm
(II) I810(0): h_active: 1280  h_sync: 1328  h_sync_end 1440 h_blank_end 1688 h_border: 0
(II) I810(0): v_active: 1024  v_sync: 1025  v_sync_end 1028 v_blanking: 1066 v_border: 0
(II) I810(0): Serial No: CNXXXXXXXXXX
(II) I810(0): Monitor name: DELL E178FP
(II) I810(0): Ranges: V min: 56  V max: 75 Hz, H min: 31  H max: 80 kHz, PixClock max 140 MHz
(II) I810(0): Will use BIOS call 0x5f05 to set refresh rates for CRTs.
(--) I810(0): Maximum space available for video modes: 12288 kByte
(II) I810(0): Using detected DDC timings
(II) I810(0): 	HorizSync 31-80
(II) I810(0): 	VertRefresh 56-75

3D Video

  <6>agpgart: Detected an Intel 965Q Chipset.
  <6>agpgart: Detected 7676K stolen memory.
  <6>agpgart: AGP aperture is 256M @ 0xc0000000

The motherboard's IGD (Integrated Graphics Device) is initially allocated 8Mb memory (stolen from system memory) by the BIOS. Memory is allocated for 3D effects by the Xorg drivers, depending on selected options; up to 265Mb for the Q965 video subsystem (see xorg.conf, below):

Use the “bogoframes benchmark” from to check your video setup:

> cat /proc/pci | grep VGA || lspci | grep VGA | colrm 1 4 ; cat /proc/cpuinfo | \
> egrep "model name|MHz" ; xdpyinfo | egrep "version:|dimensions|depth of" ; glxinfo | \
> egrep -A2 "direct rendering|OpenGL vendor" ; glxgears & sleep 25 ; killall glxgears
cat: /proc/pci: No such file or directory

Which on this system yields (24 bits):

2.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82Q963/Q965 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
model name      : Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz
cpu MHz         : 3200.000
model name      : Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz
cpu MHz         : 3200.000
X.Org version: 7.1.1
  dimensions:    1280x1024 pixels (342x271 millimeters)
  depth of root window:    24 planes
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x5a
direct rendering: Yes
server glx vendor string: SGI
server glx version string: 1.2
OpenGL vendor string: Tungsten Graphics, Inc
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) 965Q 4.1.3002 x86/MMX/SSE2
OpenGL version string: 1.4 Mesa 6.5
[1] xxxx
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x5a
5357 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1071.222 FPS
5612 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1122.360 FPS
5611 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1122.096 FPS
5587 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1117.356 FPS

VGA mode (kernel parameter)

When starting the kernel, a video mode must be provided, to avoid problems when switching from the graphics Virtual Terminal (e.g. VT 7) to a text-mode Virtual Terminal and back. This may be manifested by a flashing off-blue or off-white screen. Reportedly this is due to Xorg starting before the virtual terminals have a chance to initialize, hence (re)storing the wrong mode. The proposed workaround is to set a compatible graphics video mode on startup:

Append a vga=794 parameter to your kernel invocation command, which may be found in /boot/grub/menu.lst or /etc/lilo.conf. depending on your boot loader (you must run lilo if you edit /etc/lilo.confgrub does not need this extra step)

Consult your kernel “cheatcodes” to select a suitable vga mode for your kernel, if the proposed mode doesn't cut it.

The VBERestore option in the Device section of your xorg.conf file (see below) will do its best to restore the “initial” text video mode.

xorg.conf (acceleration, 3D effects)

Section "Files"
    FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc:unscaled"
    FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local"
    FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
    FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/URW"
    FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/truetype"
    FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/uni:unscaled"
    FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
    FontPath    "/opt/kde3/share/fonts"
    FontPath    "/usr/local/share/fonts"
    InputDevices "/dev/gpmdata"
    InputDevices "/dev/input/mice"

Section "ServerFlags"
  Option       "AllowMouseOpenFail" "on"

Section "Module"
        Load    "v4l"
        Load    "i2c"
        Load    "bitmap"
        Load    "ddc"
        Load    "dri"
        Load    "extmod"
        Load    "freetype"
        Load    "glx"
        Load    "int10"
        Load    "type1"
        Load    "vbe"
        Load    "dbe"

Section "InputDevice"
  Driver       "kbd"
  Identifier   "Keyboard[0]"
  Option       "Protocol" "Standard"
  Option       "XkbLayout" "us"
  Option       "XkbModel" "pc104"
  Option       "XkbRules" "xfree86"

Section "InputDevice"
  Driver       "mouse"
  Identifier   "Mouse[1]"
  Option       "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
  Option       "Protocol" "explorerps/2"

Section "Monitor"
#  Commented out values are automagically obtained from the 
#  Display Data Channel (DDC) module
#  HorizSync    31-80
#  VertRefresh  56-75
  Identifier   "Monitor[0]"
  ModelName    "DELL E178FP"
  Option       "DPMS"
  VendorName   "Plug'n Play"

Section "Screen"
# Depth (bits per pixel) can be 16 or 24 for 3D operation
# Xglx requires 24 bits
# DefaultDepth 16
  DefaultDepth 24
  SubSection "Display"
    Depth      16
    Modes      "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" 
  SubSection "Display"
    Depth      24
    Modes      "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" 
  Device       "Device[0]"
  Identifier   "Screen[0]"
  Monitor      "Monitor[0]"

Section "Device"    
    VendorName "Intel Corporation"
    BoardName "Intel 965"
    Driver "i810"
    Option "DPMS"
    Identifier   "Device[0]"
    Option       "DRI"
    Screen       0

# See man i810
  Option "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps"

# AGPMode can take values from 0 to 8
  Option "AGPMode" "4"

# VESA Bios Extension (VBE) – save/restore initial text mode
# This is necessary to prevent video misconfiguration while switching
# virtual terminals (VTs); a matching VGA mode must be set on boot
  Option "VBERestore" "true"


Section "ServerLayout"
  Identifier   "Layout[all]"
  InputDevice  "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
  InputDevice  "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
  Option       "Clone" "off"
  Option       "Xinerama" "off"
  Screen       "Screen[0]"
# Use the following option if AIGLX is used
  Option       "AIGLX" "true"

Section "DRI"
#    Group      "video"
    Mode       0666

Section "Extensions"
        Option "Composite" "Enable"

KDE – kompmgr

If you have enabled the “Composite” option in your xorg.conf file and you start the KDE window manager, you will also start kompmgr – the KDE composite rendering engine. This, in turn, will provide translucency, shadows and fade-in/fade-out effects.

AIGLX – beryl

Accelerated Indirect GLX (OpenGL Extension to the X Window System) – an extension which is now incorporated in Xorg. Beryl is a compositing window manager with an accompanying window decorator (emerald) and a real-time settings manager (beryl-settings).

Make sure you have the latest xorg, mesa and beryl packages installed.

To start beryl, you only need to run

> beryl-manager

A red jewel icon will appear on your panel. Right-click and select one of available window managers (kwin – the KDE window manager, metacity, the GNOME window manager and – of course – beryl). On top of the list is the beryl settings manager, for perusing and changing the various options.

If you have trouble using beryl-manager, you can try the individual commands, from a console window:

> beryl --replace &

> emerald --replace &

> beryl-settings &

The first one starts the window manager, the second one starts the window decorator and the third one starts the settings manager. There is also a test mode, which you can use to verify whether the window manager thinks that everything is ok before actually starting it. In a console window type:

> beryl –test

To start beryl if you are in KDE, you must also stop the kwin compositing engine. The following line does it all:

> killall kompmgr & beryl --replace & emerald --replace & beryl-settings &

If you want to compare notes, use the beryl benchmark plug-in (it is in the extras tab of beryl-settings). On my machine, it has registered up to 156 frames-per-second while idle, with about 30 fps while the desktop cube is hanging in “mid-air”. Speed depends on color resolution, AGPMode and other settings.


This computer sports a Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5754 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express. The automatically selected driver is tg3.

Tigon3 [partno(BCM95754) rev b002 PHY(5787)] (PCI Express) 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet
Device: pci 0x169a
SubDevice: pci 0x1015
Revision: 0x02

> ethtool eth0
Settings for eth0:
        Supported ports: [ MII ]
        Supported link modes:   10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full 
                                100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full 
                                1000baseT/Half 1000baseT/Full 
        Supports auto-negotiation: Yes
        Advertised link modes:  10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full 
                                100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full 
                                1000baseT/Half 1000baseT/Full 
        Advertised auto-negotiation: Yes
        Speed: 1000Mb/s
        Duplex: Full
        Port: Twisted Pair
        PHYAD: 1
        Transceiver: internal
        Auto-negotiation: on
        Supports Wake-on: g
        Wake-on: d
        Current message level: 0x000000ff (255)
        Link detected: yes

ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface)

Advertised capabilities:

ACPI: (supports S0 S1D S3 S4 S5)

If the power saving daemon (powersaved) is running, you can put the machine in standby operation or turn it off saving the current state (suspend to disk – swap).

> powersave -U

will suspend to disk and,

> powersave -m

will set the machine in stand-by. The light next to the power button will be flashing. Pushing the button will (almost) instantly restore the machine to an operational state.

You can also disable and re-enable the second processor (this is for systems equipped with dual-dore processors):

> powersave -D 1
> powersave -E 1

And here is a list of the devices that can wake up the computer:

> cat /proc/acpi/wakeup

Device	Sleep state	Status
VBTN	   4		* enabled
PCI0	   5		disabled
PCI4	   5		disabled
PCI2	   5		disabled
PCI3	   5		disabled
PCI1	   5		disabled
PCI5	   5		disabled
PCI6	   5		disabled
USB0	   3		disabled
USB1	   3		disabled
USB2	   3		disabled
USB3	   3		disabled
USB4	   3		disabled


Running sensors-detect should identify the sensor chip and required driver modules for fan, temperature and voltages, which can then be selected and displayed using sensors, gkrellm, ksysguard or other. Unfortunately, no sensors are currently detected on this system [fixme].

> sensors-detect

> cat /etc/sysconfig/lm_sensors

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How to Apply These Terms to Your New Programs

If you develop a new program, and you want it to be of the greatest possible use to the public, the best way to achieve this is to make it free software which everyone can redistribute and change under these terms.

To do so, attach the following notices to the program. It is safest to attach them to the start of each source file to most effectively convey the exclusion of warranty; and each file should have at least the "copyright" line and a pointer to where the full notice is found.

    <one line to give the program's name and a brief idea of what it does.>
    Copyright (C) <year>  <name of author>

    This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
    it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
    the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
    (at your option) any later version.

    This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
    but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
    GNU General Public License for more details.
    You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
    along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
    Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA  02110-1301  USA

Also add information on how to contact you by electronic and paper mail.

If the program is interactive, make it output a short notice like this when it starts in an interactive mode:

    Gnomovision version 69, Copyright (C) year name of author
    Gnomovision comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details type `show w'.
    This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
    under certain conditions; type `show c' for details.

The hypothetical commands `show w' and `show c' should show the appropriate parts of the General Public License. Of course, the commands you use may be called something other than `show w' and `show c'; they could even be mouse-clicks or menu items--whatever suits your program.

You should also get your employer (if you work as a programmer) or your school, if any, to sign a "copyright disclaimer" for the program, if necessary. Here is a sample; alter the names:

  Yoyodyne, Inc., hereby disclaims all copyright interest in the program
  `Gnomovision' (which makes passes at compilers) written by James Hacker.

  <signature of Ty Coon>, 1 April 1989
  Ty Coon, President of Vice

This General Public License does not permit incorporating your program into proprietary programs. If your program is a subroutine library, you may consider it more useful to permit linking proprietary applications with the library. If this is what you want to do, use the GNU Library General Public License instead of this License.