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Dell Vostro 1015


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Dell Vostro 1015 laptop.

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Linux Compatibility

Ubuntu 9.04 2.6.28-15-generic

Optical DriveTested
SoundTested Mute of speakers does not work on headphone insertion
ModemNot Tested
Card ReaderTested Working
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
WebcamTested Working


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guillaume_gui, 2013/06/11 06:16

I have a dell vostro 1015 and my microphone et webcam buit-in doesn't work!!!
Please help me URGENT!

Joseph, 2013/04/01 21:11

I installed debian squeeze in my vostro 1015, and it did recognized the wi-fi but
It couldn't connect, that was while configuring the installation of DS, after this it didn't recognized
The wireless device, anyone could help with this issue please… Thanks

mkl, 2012/09/20 11:21

I have a problem with wireless,I'm using ubunto 11.4

bobdoss2, 2012/05/11 20:09

hi everyone,

i have a Vostro 1015 with no Bleutooth, and i don't use webcam or microphone, i just need to install NetBeans and eclipse.

ubuntu is good for me, but i want also to try CentOS 6.2 (32b).
Can anyone show me where i can find a test like this for CentOS!

and if is possible, can convert my NTFS Partition to Ex4 or Ex3 without losing data ?

i wish the best for u too.

dude, 2012/04/06 12:46

I have a Vostro 1014. It works fine with Ubuntu, Mint and Fedora. I don't use headphones, but sometimes the microphone doesn't work with Skype. Skype works just fine with Linux Mint 9 though. By the way, I tried both 32 and 64 bit versions with my Vostro 925 processor. No problems with either one. 64 bit Linux Mint supports 8gb of RAM, in spite of Dell saying it only supports 2gb. My only complaint is the Celeron 925 processor does not support Virtualization Technology. I can use VirtualBox to run a 32 bit virtual client, but it won't work with a 64 bit virtual client. Wish I got the Core 2 Duo instead of the Celeron now.

srihari, 2011/11/04 04:38

Microphone isn't working in Dell Vostro 1015 (Ubuntu 11.04)

Can anyone help me regarding this problem.

Sandeep Kumar, 2011/09/23 05:47

Edge Scrolling is not working with pre installed Ubuntu 10.04? anyone else facing this problem? is it working in your vastro 1015? someone can help?

srihari, 2011/05/25 07:24

Bluetooth doesn't work in Dell vostro 1015
(Ubuntu 11.04, even tried 10.04)

srihari, 2011/05/25 07:22

Bluetooth is disabled cannot Turn On
no response while clicking on “Turn On Bluetooth”. I have tried almost all packages listed for Bluetooth but no use.

The inbuilt Ubuntu version given by Dell Vostro 1015 when purchased worked fine. It supported all (Bluetooth, WiFi,sound,webcam etc). But later I upgraded by installing Ubuntu 11.04 Natty. And the Bluetooth problem started. I even did not take back up of the inbuilt Ubuntu version.

Please help me to get the Bluetooth work.

I would be very grateful if anybody could help me.

Thanks much in advance.

Antanas, 2011/07/30 15:57

With your browser go to the and find the folder named OS.Then fin a ubuntu-10.04-dell_A00.iso.That is that integrated system.

Ouamer, 2011/05/24 11:20

Can anyone help me with the wireless Card, i can't install it in Backtrack 5
Any ideas ??

Sergey, 2011/03/19 20:46

I had problem with sound. I always had sound from both my built-in speakers and headphones. I had found the solution in installing, updating and retuning my alsa. Just follow the commands [url=]on this site[/url] (it's in russion)

srihari, 2011/11/04 04:44

Hello Sergey,

Am Srihari, Just wanted to know whether your microphone works fine in Dell Vostro 1015 (Ubuntu). I am having problem with microphone in my Dell Vostro 1015(Ubuntu 11.04). Can you help me in this regards.

Pratik Singh, 2011/02/27 12:03

pls provide me linux driver for the lan

siwach, 2011/02/15 12:53

i have problem with dell vostro 1015, headphones not working,was upgrading kernel to 2.6.32-23-generic, then installed alsa sound driver.So now speaker working fine and muted when headphones are plugged,no sound in headphones..

Merry chan, 2010/12/08 09:04

I have a dell vostro 1014 battery, I didn't know if it can run in dell vostro 1015 and didn't know if it can run with linux!

Dell vostro 1014 battery.

tom, 2011/02/03 07:26

This is spam, please delete.

harsh_0707051, 2010/12/02 12:59

Hi I am using Dell Vostro 1015 with ubntu 9.10 but my wireless card is not detected. Can you help me please?

Ingenuo, 2011/01/03 01:11

Use Ubuntu 10.10 it runs fine with wireless

kemo, 2011/01/20 21:44

Hi I am using Dell Vostro 1015 with ubntu 9.10 but my wireless card is not detected. Can you help me please?

Vlad, 2010/08/29 11:21

For the jack headset problem:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-alsa-lucid-generic
sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf
add line: options snd-hda-intel model=dell-vostro enable=1 index=0

After this, which upgrades the kernel, I have problems with the wireless card…

Mao, 2010/08/23 04:56

My wifi card doesn't work on Ubuntu Lucid the same for the card readerv

rupesh, 2010/07/17 08:07

when i installing the CentOs on dell 1015 .in the time of installation show karnalpanic and fatal execption

Graky, 2010/06/05 00:43

I had problem with dell vostro 1015 and Fn+F11 key that has function to enable / disable wireless.. The led didn't show light and I could not enable it till I instaled bcmwl-kernel-source
Than everything worked fine after installation…

GR, 2010/04/22 18:57

I'm thinking of buying this laptop for use with Ubuntu, but I have a doubt… does tested mean “works”?

opopopapa, 2010/04/16 04:25

my solution of “this stupid headphons work in the same time with the speakeres” was upgrading kernel to 2.6.28-18-generic, then manual installation alsa sound driver.So now speaker mutes then headphones are plugged

iBramoh, 2009/12/01 16:09

I have this stupid Problem , this stupid headphons work in the same time with the speakeres .

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