Optiplex 790

  11 years ago
  Dell (Desktop computer)
  Mint (older version)
  Works perfectly
What works:

ATI video card sometimes has dual monitor (twinview/xinerama) even from Live DBD boot.

CPU Frequency Scaling Works!.
Pulse Audio microphone pass-through works!

What doesn't work:

Sometimes there is a blank screen during startup. At this point I Ctrl-Alt-SysReq-{REISUB}. Which is I hold the modifiers while typing R,E,I,S,U,B. Ctrl-Alt-Backspace or Ctrl-Alt-Delete do no effect.

What was done to make it work:

Once the hardware drivers are installed, some trickery may be needed to get ATI Catalyse Control Center running. Personally, I had to get the command by getting properties on the menu shortcut. I then paste this into the terminal