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Dell Inspiron 1300

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Dell Inspiron 1300 laptop. The Inspiron 1300 is a low end laptop from Dell with sounds issues in some Linux distributions.

This guide is intended to provide you details on how well this laptop works with Linux and which modules you need to configure. For details on how to actually install and configure the required modules have a look at our guides section for distribution specific instructions.

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Specifications

NameDell Inspiron 1300
ProcessorIntel Celeron-M 380 - 1.60 GHz
Screen15.4“
RAM512MB
HDD40GB
Optical DriveCD-RW/DVD
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator 900
Network10/100 Ethernet
Other3 x USB2.0

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYes
EthernetYesUse the b44 modules
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes

Notes

As default the native screen resolution of the Inspiron 1300 is 1280×800, however due to the way the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 functions this resolution would not be usable right away. You can view our Configuring the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 & 950 guide for more information.

The sound controller on this laptop is supported by the snd-hda-intel module. However Linux distributions which come with ALSA version 1.0.10 or older will not support this chip. You should select a Linux distribution which comes with or can be upgraded to ALSA version 1.0.11 or greater. The sound controller is properly supported then.

Summary

As you can see it can take a little bit of time to get the Dell Inspiron 1300 working correctly. However all its features can be made to work properly under Linux.


Discussion

David Howard, 2014/02/22 09:24

Easy Peasy linux based on Lucid works fine , have to activate the wifi drivers with an ethernet cable plugged in but pretty swift

Mario, 2008/10/24 06:16

Key functions

Hi you know as configure functions keys, fn+f2 its ok but not notice en screen.

thanks

duke149, 2006/06/18 02:42

Modem

Do you know what chipset the 56k modem uses?

Bill Giannikos, 2006/06/20 19:28

Re: Modem

Do you know what chipset the 56k modem uses?


I don't know for sure, but it's probably supported by the Linuxant module.

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