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Dell Vostro 3555


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Dell Vostro 3555 laptop.

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For full specifications see the Dell Vostro 3555 specifications page.

NameDell Vostro 3555
ProcessorAMD Quad Core A6-3400M Processor 1.4Ghz to 2.2Ghz
AMD Quad Core A8-3500M Processor 1.5Ghz to 2.4Ghz
AMD E2-3000M Processor 1.8Ghz to 2.4Ghz
Screen15.6“ (1366×768) Widescreen
RAMUp to 6GB
HDD to 500GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 6380
AMD Radeon™ HD 6520
AMD Radeon™ HD 6620
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
802.11 b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

I just finished installing the 3555 and it's fine with linux !
Note : Edited by apogarte on 13th of october, 2011

ProcessorokAMD Quad Core A6-3400M Processor 1.4Ghz to 2.2Ghz recognised directly by kernel on kubuntu natty 11.04
Screenokscreen 1024 x 768 first, then after installing catalyst driver is working with full functionnality. Warning select install non free software during install on hdd
HDDokI used the win7 app to reduce the size of third partition to make room. sda1 is dell utility (fat16), sda2 is recovery (ntfs), sda3 is os (win7), ntfs too. i reduced to get two logical partitions for linux : 20G for root, the reminder for /home, no swap as there is 4Go ram
Optical Driveok
Graphicsok see above
Soundok correct
Bluetoothnot working yetnot recognised, have to find out why, may be after some updates
ModemNot Tested
USBok 2.0 and 3.0
Card Readerok
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested


it took me a few days to get everythings working (specialy because of the os i choosed) and i still have to find
out why the bluetooth is still not recognised but the machine works very well with kubuntu
1 month later : still happy !

On Debian i think that bluetooth works.


You can enter a summary of how well the Dell Vostro 3555 works with Linux here.

Debian testing - everything line in table above + bluetooth probably working. Some serious issues with sleep/resume at the moment but it worked perfectly before.


DELL57, 2012/05/26 12:46

VOSTRO 3555 AMD A8 with ubuntu 12.04 64bits : everything is fine exept, the fingerprints reader and the touchpad. Nice but a laptop with a mouse is not really a laptop to me. If someone knows how to make the touchpad work, I will be happy to hear from him ;-)

bobik314, 2012/04/18 12:11

And bluetooth is workink.

dpkg –list | grep blue

ii bluedevil 1.1-1 The KDE Bluetooth stack
ii bluetooth 4.98-3 Bluetooth support
ii bluez 4.98-3 Bluetooth tools and daemons
ii bluez-alsa 4.98-3 Bluetooth ALSA support
ii bluez-cups 4.98-3 Bluetooth printer driver for CUPS
ii bluez-gstreamer 4.98-3 Bluetooth GStreamer support
ii libbluedevil1 1.9-1 A Qt wrapper for bluez
ii libbluetooth3 4.98-3 Library to use the BlueZ Linux Bluetooth stack

bobik314, 2012/04/18 12:10

Linux bobikdell 3.1.0-1-amd64 #1 SMP Mon Jan 9 02:31:47 UTC 2012 x86_64 GNU/Linux

I managed to work it out by manually installing packages with proper versions:
- linux kernel 3.1.8
- fglrx - 1:11-12-1

dd, 2012/01/25 10:50

ubuntu 10.04 64bits : everything is fine except the bluetooth, the fingerprints reader and the touchpad (works fine, but some functions are not recognised e.g. the shortlink on the keyboard to disable)

apogarte, 2011/10/13 11:44


if you need infos about this machine just let me know ill try
to help !


bobik314, 2012/03/09 09:22

I have vostro 3555 with amd a8 and suspend after upgrading debian stopped to work. Nearly every resume try i get kernel panic - blinkink caps lock. It was working nearly perfect some time before.

ap, 2012/04/18 11:59


can you give more infos ?

what os you use ?

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