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Dell Vostro 3560

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Dell Vostro 3560 laptop. If you have the Dell Vostro 3560 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 3560. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Dell Vostro 3560 page on LapWik.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Dell Vostro 3560 specifications page.

NameDell Vostro 3560
Processor3rd Gen Intel Core i3-3110M Processor (2.30GHz)
Screen15.6“ 1366×768 Widescreen
RAMUp to 4GB
HDDUp to 500GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 4000
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
802.11n

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
HDDYes
Graphics ChipYesUse xf86-video-intel
VGA OutNot Tested
HDMI OutYes
SoundYesWorks with pulseaudio+alsa
Bulti-in MicrophoneYesWorks with 3.7.10 but not with 3.8.4
Headphone JackYes
Microphone JackNot Tested
EthernetYes May need to install alx driver separately
WirelessYes
BluetoothNot Tested
USBYes
Card ReaderYes
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
WebcamYes
Touch PadYes
Fingerprints readerNo
Suspend/ResumeNot Tested

Notes

Touch Pad

On Arch Linux, you must install psmouse-alps-driver in AUR to get multitouch working (scrolling…).

Hard Drive and formatting

I had to remove RAID metadata with “dmraid -r -E /dev/sdX” (replace X with the correct letter) to perform formatting. Maybe it is possible to keep the Fake Raid enabled ? See Fake Raid Wiki page

Network card

On Arch Linux, you need dkms-alx in AUR to install the driver.

Summary

Arch Linux

I tried this laptop on Arch Linux, it needs some tricks to get ethernet and the multitouch touchpad working but everything is in the |Arch User Repository. The only thing that failed is the fingerprints reader, no driver exist for the moment.


Discussion

jayesh vasanji purohit, 2014/04/27 07:56

thanks

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