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Dell Precision M4300

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Dell Precision M4300 laptop.

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 Precision M4300
ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo
Screen15.4“ WSXGA+ or WUXGA Widescreen
RAM1GB to 8GB
HDDUp to 200GB or 32GB SSD
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsNVIDIA Quadro FX 360M
NetworkEthernet, Dell 1390 802.11bg or Dell 1490 802.11abg or Dell 1505 802.11abgn or Intel 3945ABG 802.11abg or Intel 4965AGN 802.11abgn, Bluetooth

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
HDDYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYesUse 'snd-hda-intel index=0 model=dell-m43' in /etc/modprobe.conf
EthernetYes
WirelessYes
BluetoothYes
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
IEEE 1394Yes
TouchPadYesUse native 'Synaptics' driver from xorg
Card ReaderNot Tested
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
PCMCIAYes
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested
Dell Docking StationYes

Notes

Dell firmware & driver updates available at:
http://linux.dell.com/wiki/index.php/Repository/firmware.

You should use BIOS version A12 or higher for Intel Speedstep to work properly.

Summary

Linux on the Dell Precision M4300 works very well.


Discussion

Bob Sargent, 2009/10/29 14:27

I've been running linux on this laptop for a couple of years now. I appreciate the application isolation level linux provides that gives better overall performance on most of the machines where I've installed linux.

I am having a bit of a problem with virtualization in this environment however.

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