Installing Kubuntu Dapper (now Debian Etch) on a Dell Inspiron E1505

Last updated: 30 April 2007

General Hardware Specifications of Inspiron E1505:

Hardware Components
Status under Linux
Intel CoreTM Duo processor T2500 (2MB Cache/2GHz/667MHz FSB) Works No special procedure required during installation.
15.4" UltraSharpTM WSXGA+ Display with TrueLifeTM Works No special procedure required during installation
256MB ATI MobilityTM Radeon X1400 HyperMemoryTM Works See Note 1
2GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz, 2 Dimm Works No special procedure required during installation
120GB 5400rpm SATA Hard Drive Works See Note 2
Broadcom BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX(rev 02) Network Card Works No special procedure required during installation
Internal 56k Modem Unknown Not needed, no plans to work on this
8X CD/DVD Burner (DVD+/-RW) with double-layer DVD+R write capability Works Not all features have been tested - See Note 3
Intel Pro/Wireless 3945 802.11 ABG Wireless Works See Note 4
Dell Wireless 350 Bluetooth Internal Works See Note 5
Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Memory Card Reader Unknown Others have reported this feature works with the proper kernel options selected. I have no intentions of testing this feature
Ricoh Co Ltd FireWire (IEEE 1395) Unknown I have no intention to test this feature
85 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery Works No special procedure required during installation
Integrated Sound Blaster Audigy ADVANCED HD Audio Works

No special procedure required during installation

This laptop is operating under Kernel version

Basic Installation of Ubuntu Dapper:
Setting up additional features for Kubuntu
Unresolved issues
Resolved issues
Configuration Files
Notes referenced above:
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