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Dell Vostro 3350


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For full specifications see the Dell Vostro 3350 specifications page.

NameDell Vostro 3350
ProcessorIntel® CoreTM i7 (2620M)
Intel® CoreTM i5 (2410M)
Intel® CoreTM i3 (2310M)
Screen13.3“ (1366×768) Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDDup to 500GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 3000
AMD Radeon™ HD 6470M

AMD Radeon™ HD 6490M
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
802.11 b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

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EthernetNot Tested
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BluetoothNot Tested
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Card ReaderNot Tested
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested


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ktharg, 2016/07/10 13:43

No issues running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and now 16.04 LTS. Everything works right from install, no need to configure the wifi adapter, touchpad, graphics, etc.

Only item that didnt work is the fingerprint reader, however it is an easy fix as the reader itself is supported (command 'lsusb' to list your devices):
Google for “ppa fingerprint”, lots of info to read up on. Choose either “Fingerprint GUI” (which I use because of the gui) or “FPrint” which does work but much harder to configure and get working through terminal.

roberto , 2014/01/23 16:18

I have tried out Linux 13, and 12, in that order, on my vostro 3350 last summer. I found Linux 12 to be the better option, more troublefree….In fact, L 12 ran like a top, for quite a while, til I got the stupid idea to try out L 16, the brand new & shiny version that jus' came out a little while ago.
I found 16 to be nothing but trouble on my vostro, while my friend had very good luck w/ it on his dell Lat.
When I tried to switch back to L 12, the kinks never did get out of it, so i was forced to go back to—-dare i say—-Win 7. NOT what I wanted to do, needless to say !
I would really like to know which older version of Linux would work OK on my vostro 3350, and IF there is one, I will switch back to Linux in a New York minute.

A.Genchev, 2013/11/27 20:47

I use it with Linux since I bought it. Now it's with xUbuntu 12.10. All devices work, but how well is other matter. The major problem is the hybrid graphics.

The fan noise stops as soon as you switch the discrete GPU off via the switcheroo interface. The integrated GPU performs better for me, because Intel have stronger Linux support. No video tearing on external display. But in case you use XFCE, you need to turn off the compositor in XFCE and replace it with the Compton openGL compositor.

The discrete GPU become a real problem since the last 2 software updates. Somewhere in the the radeon/kernel something was changed and now radeon is causing problems: - When the DGPU is turned off via switcheroo and the system resumes from suspend, a driver tries to call into DGPU's atombios, and fails several times with timeout before giving up. This looks like the system has gone to lunch, but after 2 minutes it returns. Hopefully this will get fixed. The only workaround I know is to power ON the DGPU before suspend, and power it OFF after resume.
You may want to install the fglrx driver from AMD. Infact you should at least give it a try to see if it will work for your setup. For me (xUbuntu12.10), it fixed all issuses but created new ones. Probably they're fixed in the next ubuntu (13x) so I'm updating in next 30 minutes…
This comment box is giving me 5 minutes troubles with the captcha recog… It also doubles the \r\n\ on every try.

obecnyemail, 2012/06/26 08:58


I run OpenSuse12.1on it. The installation went fine, therewere no errors, the OS seems to work flowlessly but I experienced 2 issues:

1. CPU fan runsall the time starting from the boot and no CPUor power consumption tools on
linux could not stop the running. The temperature of the CPU is about 58degC which is comparing to the Windows 7 running on the same PC a bit higher. Of course, everything runs flowlessly on Windows7. I also triedto update the new Bios (version 3350A08) but didi not help.

2. Tochpad does not accept clicking commands but moves the coursor ok.

So far I amblocked with the use of Linux on this PC, I am affraidto be avictime of thewar between the Microsoft and Linux community.

If you know any workaround how to solve these issues on OpenSuse12.1 or do you know another distribution working on Vostro 3350, I would strongly appreciate it.


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