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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Dell Inspiron 15 laptop.
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For full specifications see the Dell Inspiron 15 specifications page.
|Name||Dell Inspiron 15|
|Processor||Intel Pentium Dual Core
Intel® Core 2 Duo
|Screen||15.6“ WXGA (1366×768) Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 4GB|
|HDD||up to 320GB|
|Graphics||Intel® Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD|
Dell Wireless 1397 802.11g Mini-Card
Dell Wireless 1515 Wireless-N Mini-Card
Intel® Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-card
|Ethernet||Not Working||No drivers by the look of things|
|Wireless||Yes for Intel, |
Partial for Broadcom
|If you have the Intel wireless card in your laptop then the wireless will work just fine. If you have the Dell card, which is just a re-badged Broadcom card, then you'll need to manually install these drivers|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
If you are buying this laptop you should order it will the Intel wireless card. That will save you many headaches.
The Dell Inspiron 15 works well with Linux if you avoid the Dell wireless controller.