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Dell Latitude D510

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Dell Latitude D510 laptop. The Latitude D510 is a slightly updated version of the Dell Latitude D505 and is a fairly low end laptop. The good news is that Linux compatibility of the D510 is excellent.

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 Latitude D510
ProcessorIntel Pentium-M 1.73GHz
Screen14.1” XGA
RAM512MB
HDD40GB
Optical DriveDVD-ROM/CD-RW
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator 900
Network10/100 Ethernet, Intel 2200 802.11g Wireless
Other4 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
HDDYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYesUse the i810 module
SoundYesUse the snd-intel8x0 module
EthernetYes
WirelessYesUse the ipw2200 module
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested

Notes

There were no issues at all with running Linux on the Dell Latitude D510.

Summary

Like its predecessors, the Dell Latitude D510 work very well with Linux without any headaches during installation at all.


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