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This is a guide to running Linux with the Dell Vostro 1510 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.
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For full specifications see the Dell Vostro 1510 specifications page.
|Name||Dell Vostro 1510|
|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo T5670 1.8GHz|
|Screen||15.4” WXGA Widescreen|
|Graphics||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100|
|Network||Ethernet, Intel 802.11abg|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
The NVIDIA Geforce 8400M is also available for the Vostro 1510. This has been reported to work with the proprietary nvidia modules.
Some versions of the Vostro 1510 include the Dell Wireless 1395 and 1505 controllers. These are Broadcom based controller which are not well supported under Linux. If you are about to order the Vostro 1510 it is recommended you select the Intel wireless option as tested here.
Broadcom proprietary drivers are now available in the Ubuntu 8.10 repositories. I was able to load the Windows drivers with a wrapper, but was provided this driver after an update.
The sound works but depending on which version of ALSA you are running you may have problems with headphones and the microphone. If this is the case you will need to update your version of ALSA. The guides on this site should help.
As long as you have an Intel based wireless controller, the Dell Vostro 1510 has no problem working with Linux.