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This is a guide to running Linux with the Dell XPS M1710 notebook. The XPS M1710 is a very high end notebook with a big screen and fast components. It is also very heavy. Linux support is top notch.
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 M1710|
|Processor||Intel Core Duo T7400 2.16Ghz|
|Graphics||Nvidia GeForce Go 7900 GS|
|Network||10/100/1000 Ethernet + Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless|
|Other||6 x USB2.0 + 1 x Firewire|
|Sound||Yes||Use the snd-hda-intel module|
|Wireless||Yes||Use the ipw3945 module|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
The Nvidia GeForce Go 7900 GS included with the XPS M1710 is an extremely fast chip who's full potential can only be seen with Nvidia's proprietary module. This is because the open source 'nv' module does not support the 3D function of this chip. We have an installation guide which you can view for the nvidia proprietary module here.
Linux installation on the Dell XPS M1710 went though without any issues at all. However you will need to use the proprietary nvidia module to get the most out of this notebook.
Is anybody out there who got the S/PDIF out running? (via dell's composite adapter-cable)
Is anybody got the internal card reader working ?