Latitude D400

  8 years ago
  Dell (Laptop or Netbook)
  Mint (older version)
  Works partially
What works:

The machine does boot. (though 'live' must be issued when 'not a COM32R image' appears on screen)

What doesn't work:

There are no panels, no option to add panels, and therefore no GUI to application launchers.

Now that it is being upgraded to the DVD version, the windows associated with the download lack all Gnome interface. They cannot be moved, minimized, or resized.

What was done to make it work:

Selecting GNOME classic (no effects) put this machine back in business promptly.

Additional notes:

This laptop has scarecly been supported by Ubuntu distros since 10.10, so getting this far without a struggle is actually rather promising.