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This is a guide to running Linux with the Dell Inspiron 710m laptop. The Inspiron 710m is a laptop very similar to the Dell Inspiron 700m. Like the 700m, Linux compatibility is very good.
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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|Name||Dell Inspiron 710m|
|Processor||Intel Pentium-M 755 2.0GHz|
|Graphics||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900|
|Network||10/100 Ethernet, Intel 2200 802.11g Wireless|
|Other||2 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire|
|Sound||Yes||Use the snd-intel8x0 module|
|Wireless||Yes||Use the ipw2200 module|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Yes||SD and SDHC|
The screen on the Dell Inspiron 710m has a native resolution of 1280×800. This can be an issue with many Linux distributions due to the way the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 functions. Information on how to fix this can be viewed on our Configuring the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 & 950 guide.
Some minor configuration work may be necessary to get the screen on the Dell Inspiron 710m working in Linux. Otherwise installation and configuration was easy.