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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Dell Inspiron 14z laptop.
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For full specifications see the Dell Inspiron 14z specifications page.
|Name||Dell Inspiron 14z|
|Processor||Intel®Core™ processor i3-2330M (2.2GHz) |
Intel®Core™ processor i5-2410M (2.3GHz)
|Core i5 2340 2.4 Ghz/3MB L2|
|Screen||14“ (1366×768) Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 8GB||8 GB|
|HDD||up to 640GB||750 GB|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics/HD Graphics 3000|
|Network||10/100 Ethernet |
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1030 (1×2 bgn + Bluetooth)
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N + WiMAX 6150 (1×2 bgn + WiMax)
|USB||1x 2.0 2x 3.0|
|Sound||Works||you need to specify “dell-vostro” as model in sound setup (openSuSE)|
|USB||works (3.0 and 2.0)||bootable key on 2.0 only (so far)|
|Card Reader||Works||(tested 4 GB SDHC)|
You can enter any specific notes with running Linux on the Dell Inspiron 14z here.
- bootable USB keys do currently not work properly on the righthandside USB 3.0 connects.
use the USB 2.0 on the lefthandside
- To get the microphone to work (skype, audacity) ( It sits next to the webcam)
you need to have “dell-vostro” as model in the soundcard setup:
in openSuSE, go yast→hardware→soundcard→edit
change modelname into dell-vostro
(my soundchip is a conexant: find out this way from a terminal window)
#: grep -i codec /proc/asound/card0/*
/proc/asound/card0/codec#0:Codec: Conexant CX20590
/proc/asound/card0/codec#3:Codec: Intel CougarPoint HDMI
for other distro's: this is my sound.conf in the /etc/modprobe.d directory
options snd-hda-intel bdl_pos_adj=128 model=dell-vostro
options snd slots=snd-hda-intel
# u1Nb.o+O_+r79S88:Intel Corporation
alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
You can enter a summary of how well the Dell Inspiron 14z works with Linux here.
Very good, works out of the box.
battery life good (4-6 hrs when actively working), I am using standard openSuSE setup + laptop_mode tool.
using OpenSuSE 11.4 and 12.1, did NOT test any other distro
In Dell Inspiron 14z
- Wired network does not work, need this solution:http://askubuntu.com/questions/184483/ethernet-not-working-on-a-dell-inspiron-14z
- Overheated. Battery lasts only 2.5 hours