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This is a guide to running Linux with the Dell Studio 17 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.
This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Dell Studio 17. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Dell Studio 17 page on LapWik.
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For full specifications see the Dell Studio 17 specifications page.
|Name||Dell Studio 17|
|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo T5850 2.16GHz|
|Screen||17” WXGA+ Widescreen (1440 x 900 pixels; Aspect ratio is 16:10)|
|Graphics||ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450 or 3650 or Intel Mobile GM965/GL960|
|Sound||Intel 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller or 82801I (ICH9 Family)|
|Network||Ethernet, Dell 1397 802.11abg, Bluetooth|
|Sound||Yes||To get speakers to turn off when headphones plugged in, see below|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
The ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450 works on the Studio 15 with the openGL driver radeonhd (and so should also work on the Studio 17). Proprietary ATI modules provide full support. Instructions for doing this is available in the guides section of this site.
The Intel Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller works on the Studio 17.
Plugging in an additional monitor works.
The Dell 1397 wireless controller found in the Dell Studio 17 laptop is supported by proprietary drivers issued by Broadcom. More information can be found here: http://direct2dell.com/one2one/archive/2008/10/03/linux-driver-available-for-dell-wireless-cards.aspx
Drivers are available here:
This driver is bundled with Ubuntu 8.10
To get speakers to turn off when headphones plugged in, see http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=6543839
Assuming no details change, it should be enough to add this to /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base:
options snd-hda-intel model=dell-m6
Rudimentary functionality is supported. Some of the extra features have been tested yet.