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Dell Dimension E521
« on: April 11, 2017, 03:42:57 PM »
Manufacturer: Dell
Make: Dimension
Model: E521
Model No: DCSM
Version: 1.0
Peripherals: DVD Writer, sound card, wired network adapter

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Re: Dell Dimension E521
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2017, 04:01:49 PM »
Since our repo does not have the nVidia video driver for x86 64bit, the generic vesa driver must be used.

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Re: Dell Dimension E521
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2017, 04:03:29 PM »
Added to repo

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Re: Dell Dimension E521
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2017, 04:46:52 PM »
Steps to install the drivers:

1) Plug in the wired network connection before turning on the device (as of the 2017.04.07.0 version, this is a requirement for wired networking)

2) Turn on the computer and immediately press the F12 key multiple times to display the boot device list

3a) Insert the 32bit or 64bit version of the XiniX boot media into the optical drive and select the "Onboard CD-ROM Drive" option
3b) Attach the 32bit or 64bit version of the XiniX boot media into a USB port and select the "USB Device" option; press F8 multiple times to display the "XiniX Boot Options" menu

4) Select "Low Resolution" from the 'XiniX Boot Options" menu

5) In the "Welcome" wizard run through the setup to create a DATA partition and optionally install and desired software

6) When you reach the desktop, a balloon should appear referencing the installation of the more powerful graphical system - click the "Install" button

NOTE: if you miss this step, go into "Access > Local > Software > System" and after it has populated (it will take a minute or two), click the toggle icon and select the "Install" option for the "xorg" entry

7) Go into "Access > Device > Drivers" (using 'now has zen' as password), again waiting a minute or two for population, then the click the toggle icon and select the "Install" option for the "Dell_Dimension_E521" entry

8) Now you can optionally perform step 7 again with the "xf86_video_nv" (or "xf86_video_vesa" for 64bit) entry or simply reboot the device twice to have the proper video driver installed

NOTE: the first reboot should boot back into the "Low Resolution" mode, then the "Start XiniX" option for the second time