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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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|Name||Dell Vostro 1310|
|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo T5670 1.8GHz|
|Screen||13.3“ WXGA Widescreen|
|Graphics||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100|
|Network||Ethernet, Intel 4965AGN 802.11abgn|
|Fingerprint Reader||Not Tested|
Some models of the Vostro 1310 include the NVIDIA Geforce 8400M. This chip has been reported to work with the proprietary nvidia modules.
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.
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.
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.