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Dell Vostro 1310

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Dell Vostro 1310 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 Vostro 1310. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Dell Vostro 1310 page on LapWik.

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Specifications

NameDell Vostro 1310
ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo T5670 1.8GHz
Screen13.3” WXGA Widescreen
RAM2GB
HDD160GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
NetworkEthernet, Intel 4965AGN 802.11abgn

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
HDDYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYes
EthernetYes
WirelessYes
BluetoothNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested

Notes

Graphics

Some models of the Vostro 1310 include the NVIDIA Geforce 8400M. This chip has been reported to work with the proprietary nvidia modules.

Wireless

Some versions of the Vostro 1310 include the Dell Wireless 1395 and 1505 controllers which are Broadcom based. These are not well supported under Linux and should be avoided if possible. If you are about to order this laptop it is recommended you select an Intel wireless option as tested here.

Sound

The sound on the Vostro 1310 works but depending on which ALSA version you are running you may have issues with headphones and the microphone. If this is happening you will need to update to the latest version of ALSA. The guides on this site should help.

Summary

The Dell Vostro 1310 work very well with Linux. If you avoid the Broadcom based wireless controllers then running Linux on this laptop is simple.


Discussion

Schlingel, 2011/11/03 20:44

I'm very frustrated - a ton of error messages during shutdown and the touchpad doesn't work. Seems to be a known kernel bug report. You'll find many forum posts about the topic but you'd have to patch the kernel yourself. The patches didn't make it in the main kernel yet.

vikas kumar jain, 2010/05/07 05:41

i have dell vostro 1310.tell me that graphics mode will support or not in linux redhat 5.1 operating system.if yes then give me a suggestion about how we can do it.if any driver is required then send me a link.

isbear, 2010/02/28 10:07

My broadcom wi-fi works pretty well with broadcom-sta drivers (I'm using debian testing, where they can be installed with module-assistant)
lspci string:
06:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g (rev 01)

I tried new b43 driver in 2.6.32 kernel (you need fwcutter for that), and it even sometimes works, but after a while it starts to give you fatal dma errors, thus, I switched back to broadcom-sta.

kap josh, 2009/12/17 18:27

same here Broadcom (narrowcom) useless, with Mandriva2010 64bit, cannot workout with brightness adjestment

_serenity, 2009/05/17 11:50

The webcam and bluetooth are detected and work ok:
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0c45:63e0 Microdia Sonix Integrated Webcam
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 413c:8140 Dell Computer Corp. Wireless 360 Bluetooth

mic needs kernel >= 2.6.28 iirc, older versions don't work don't detect it.

depending on your wifi card, you may need ndiswrapper.

running x86_64 kernel 2.6.29 on gentoo linux

Sajad, 2009/04/27 18:53

Can run Linux SUSE11.1 on Dell new Vostro 1310 laptop?

frustrated, 2009/04/06 05:11

nothing I can do to patch the wireless chipset all information given do not work to do it

Eli, 2009/01/22 03:46

What linux distribution did you use ?
Was it x86-32 bit or 64 bit ?

Regards,
Eli

Darby, 2008/11/26 08:53

So close of working perfectly.

I should have read this article before…

I ordered a broadcom based wireless.

I have not tested the webcam yet, because i am trying to solve the wireless problem. But the rest of the issues are done.

I use Slackware 12.1, but I had to compile the new stable kernel version.

That's it.

Me, 2008/10/26 04:35

Perfect

Works perfectly well.

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