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This is a guide to running Linux with the Dell XPS M140 laptop. Dell have provided a middle of the range laptop with the XPS M140. The good news is that Linux compatibility for the M140 is excellent.
This guide is intended to provide you details on how well this laptop works with Linux and which modules you need to configure. For details on how to actually install and configure the required modules have a look at our guides section for distribution specific instructions.
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|Name||Dell XPS M140|
|Processor||Intel Pentium-M 730 1.73GHz|
|Graphics||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900|
|Network||10/100 Ethernet, Intel 2200 802.11g Wireless|
|Other||4 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire|
|Sound||Yes||Use the snd-hda-intel module|
|Wireless||Yes||Use the ipw2200 module|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
The Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 included with the XPS M140 requires the 915resolution tool to function properly. An installation and usage guide for the 915resolution tool is available here.
Installation of Linux on the Dell XPS M140 was very straight forward without any issues at all. The hardware in this notebook work very well with Linux.