Sunday, November 4


Dell Vostro 1500

This blog addresses several issues that arise from installing Debian Linux (sid) on the Dell Vostro 1500. The Dell Vostro is a new widescreen laptop that is targeted towards small business/students that are looking for a sleek design matched with a powerful mix of peripherals, an impressive graphics card and a dual core processor. Here are the specs of my machine:

  • Wifi: Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-PCI Card - Works with light-moderate modification

  • NIC: Broadcom BCM4401-B0 - Works out the box

  • Sound: Intel 82801H – Works with light modification

  • CD-R/DVD-R - Works (including cd/dvd burning)

  • Video: 256MB nVidia 8600M GT – Works with light modification

  • Integrated Mic: Intel Audio Device 82801H - Does not work

  • Ram: 2GB DDR

  • CPU: T7100 Core 2 Duo (1.8Ghz)

  • Disk Drive: 120 GB SATA

1 comment:

Esteban said...


I have the exact same sound card on my vostro 1500, im running latest lenny release v. and it's almost impossible to have sound working.

Can you paste your tips to get it working?