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Dell Vostro 3360

Introduction

This is a template for a future compatibility guide to running Linux with the Dell Vostro 3360 laptop. If you have the Dell Vostro 3360 and are running Linux on it please consider editing this page or adding a comment below with your compatibility details. By contributing you will help other people running this laptop or trying to make a decision on whether to buy it or not.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Dell Vostro 3360. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Dell Vostro 3360 page on LapWik.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Dell Vostro 3360 specifications page.

NameDell Vostro 3360
Processor3rd Gen Intel Core i3-3110M Processor (2.30GHz)
Screen13.3“ 1366×768 Widescreen
RAMUp to 4GB
HDDUp to 500GB
Optical DriveNone
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 4000
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
802.11n

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorOk cpu scaling needs i7z
ScreenOk
HDDOk
Graphics ChipOk
VGA OutOk
HDMI OutNot Tested
SoundNot Tested
Bulti-in MicrophoneNot Tested
Microphone JackNot Tested
EthernetOk alx driver must be installed
WirelessOk
BluetoothOk
USBOk
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested
Touch PadOk Scroll isn't possible
Suspend/ResumeNot working

Notes

if wireless has been disabled in windows via shortcuts, you have to use the same shortcut to enable it in openSUSE. (GUI won't do the work)

Touchpad is recognized as a simple mouse. If you connect a USB mouse after the boot, it won't be recognized.

On a fresh install, suspend won't work. You can't even force shutdown via the power button. The only solution is to wait or to unplug the battery.

Summary

With openSUSE 12.3, this laptop is working really well, have good battery life and overall performance.


Discussion

Matteo, 2013/10/11 14:51

With the operating system Opensuse 12.3 does not work and wireles ethernet network.

Until ad'oggi has not been possible to operate with Linux quato computer to 100%.

Personally I do not recommend Dell 3360 for use linux. I do not recommend even with windows environment because it warms up for very little. Dell is not a business computer, but a computer to learn to use a computer.

The only distribution that recognizes almost everything is ubuntu, but then you have other big problems with the audio and various crash (typical of ubuntu).

If someone is able to easily operate this machine perfectly with linux, please help me.

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