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Installing Fedora 14 on Dell Vostro 3300

Last updated: May 1st 2011

General Hardware Specifications of Vostro 3300:

Hardware Components
Status under Linux
Notes
Intel Core i5-460M Works No special procedure required during installation.
13.3 TFT Display Works No special procedure required during installation.
Intel integrated graphics Works No special procedure required during installation.
4GB, SDRAM3, 2DIMMs Works No special procedure required during installation
320GB Harddisk / replaced by a Crucial RealSSD C300 Works Harddisk works out of the box, for the SDD add kernel parameter "discard" to enable SATA TRIM
Touchpad Works Touchpad is detected as Mouse by Kernel, so edge-scrolling is not available. Kernel 2.6.37 corrects that issue
Integrated Network Card (Realtek) Works No special procedure required during installation
Fingerprintreader Validity VFS300 (USB-id: 138a:0008) Doesn't Work No driver available (neither free nor proprietary). No active development for this devices
DVD-RW Works No special procedure required during installation
Dell Wifi (a brandmarked Broadcom BCM4313) Proprietary driver available(rpm package: braodcom-wl). Free driver is in development by Broadcom, maybe in 2.6.37 or following
Lithium-Ion Battery Works No special procedure required during installation
Bluetooth Works No special procedure required during installation
Sound Works

No special procedure required

This laptop is operating under Kernel version 2.6.35

In one sentence:

Quite good to run linux on! Just forget the biometrics sensor ...



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