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This is a guide to running Linux with the Dell Vostro 1710 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 1710. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Dell Vostro 1710 page on LapWik.
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For full specifications see the Dell Vostro 1710 specifications page.
|Name||Dell Vostro 1710|
|Processor||Intel Celeron-M 540 1.86GHz|
|Screen||17“ WXGA+ Widescreen|
|Graphics||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100|
|Network||Ethernet, Intel 802.11abg|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
The NVIDIA Geforce 8600M is also available for this laptop. This hasn't been tested but will likely work with the proprietary nvidia modules.
Some variants of the Vostro 1710 include the Dell Wireless 1395 and 1505 controllers. These are Broadcom based controller which are not as well supported under Linux. If you are ordering this laptop it is recommended you select the Intel wireless option as used here.
In Ubuntu some users are reporting keyboard issues when installed from the installation DVD. It seems that installing from in installation CD doesn't cause this problem.
The Dell Vostro 1710 works well with Linux. If you stay away from the Broadcom based wireless controllers you shouldn't have too many problems here.