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Dell Precision 7540 no out of band systems management.

My PC is a new Dell Precision 7540 with Linux. I ordered this product with no out of band systems management. Here is the info that makes me believe this is not how they sent it to me. It shows intel mei loaded and active

 PCI 16.0: 0780 Communication controller
 SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:16.0
 SysFS BusID: 0000:00:16.0
 Hardware Class: unknown
 Device Name: "Onboard - Other"
 Model: "Intel Communication controller"
 Vendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
 Device: pci 0xa360  
 SubVendor: pci 0x1028 "Dell"
 SubDevice: pci 0x0926  
 Revision: 0x10
 Driver: "mei_me"
 Driver Modules: "mei_me"
 Memory Range: 0x404a10b000-0x404a10bfff (rw,non-prefetchable)
 IRQ: 162 (56 events)
 Module Alias: "pci:v00008086d0000A360sv00001028sd00000926bc07sc80i00"
 Driver Info #0:
   Driver Status: mei_me is active
   Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe mei_me"
 

 

Also lsmod list the kernel module is loaded:

mei                   122880  5 mei_wdt,mei_hdcp,mei_me

 

My question is does no out of band systems management not include the intel management engine. If this is wrong and I am more than pretty sure it is then this will be second PC in a row Dell has sold me the wrong hardware in it. Please help me confirm this to be true not so I will know.

 

 

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Ryan2224343
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Re: Dell Precision 7540 no out of band systems management.

I have a Precision 7540 with Windows, but i want use Linux to do my workspace. I contact dell, they can not give me an Linux image. so I have problem with Linux, the fingerprint can`t work in Linux. I am search for how to fix this problem? can you share some usefully information, such as ubuntu recovery ISO or Linux finger print driver?

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Dell-Vijay A
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Re: Dell Precision 7540 no out of band systems management.

Hi, 

Please try this link https://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/drivers/osiso/recoverytool/linux for Linux ISO download

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