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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.
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For full specifications see the Dell Vostro 3560 specifications page.
|Name||Dell Vostro 3560|
|Processor||3rd Gen Intel Core i3-3110M Processor (2.30GHz)|
|Screen||15.6“ 1366×768 Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 4GB|
|HDD||Up to 500GB|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics 4000|
|Graphics Chip||Yes||Use xf86-video-intel|
|VGA Out||Not Tested|
|Sound||Yes||Works with pulseaudio+alsa|
|Bulti-in Microphone||Yes||Works with 3.7.10 but not with 3.8.4|
|Microphone Jack||Not Tested|
|Ethernet||Yes||May need to install alx driver separately|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
On Arch Linux, you must install psmouse-alps-driver in AUR to get multitouch working (scrolling…).
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
On Arch Linux, you need dkms-alx in AUR to install the driver.
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.