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This is a guide to running Linux with the Dell Precision M90 laptop. A large screen notebook with high end components, the Precision M90 is one big and heavy computer.
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 Precision M90|
|Processor||Intel Core Duo T2500 2Ghz|
|Graphics||Nvidia Quadro NVS FX1500M|
|Network||10/100/1000 Ethernet + Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless + Bluetooth|
|Other||6 x USB2.0 + 1 x Firewire|
|Sound||Yes||Use the snd-hda-intel module|
|Wireless||Yes||Use the ipw3945 module|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
The Nvidia Quadro NVS FX1500M included with the M90 can function with either the open source nv or the proprietary nvidia module.
For installation instructions for the proprietary nvidia module you can view our Configuring a nVidia graphics chip guide.
There are some models of the Precision M90 that have the Dell Wireless 1390 network card. Compatibility isn't know at this time but it likely will need ndiswrapper to function.
The Dell Precision M90 is certainly one big and heavy notebook but it does have excellent Linux support.