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Dell 500

Author(s)

Floord

Introduction

Budget laptop

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Specifications

NameDell 500
ProcessorCeleron M550 2.0 Ghz
Screen15.4” WXGA Widescreen
RAM1GB
HDD120GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel GMA X3100
NetworkEthernet, Intel 3945 802.11abg
Bluetooth2.0

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
HDDYes
Optical DriveYesSometimes it opened
GraphicsYes
SoundYes
EthernetYes
WirelessYesSome troubles with aircrack
BluetoothYes
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderYes
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
CameraNot Testedno camera
HotkeysYes

Notes

Suspend causes the machine to freeze with a black screen on Ubuntu 10.04(10% chance)
Solution with Aircrack
Solution for optical drive (last firmware)

Summary

Celereon → Core2Duo
1Gb RAM → 4Gb RAM
120Gb HDD → 500GB HDD
Ubuntu → Gentoo
Everything is fine =)


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