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This is a guide to running Linux with the Dell Latitude D520 laptop. The Latitude D520 is a mid to lower range laptop who's Linux support 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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|Name||Dell Latitude D520|
|Processor||Intel Core Duo T2300 1.66Ghz|
|Graphics||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950|
|Network||10/100 Ethernet + Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless|
|Other||4 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire|
|Sound||Yes||Use the snd-hda-intel module|
|Wireless||Yes||Use the ipw3945 module|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
Some versions of the Dell Latitude D520 have the Dell Wireless 1390 or the Dell Wireless 1490 Dual-Band wireless network card. Neither of these cards were tested.
It is recommended to use a Linux distribution with kernel version 2.6.16 or greater for best results with the Dell Latitude D520. There is nothing difficult in getting this laptop to work, with a up to date kernel this laptop works well with Linux.