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Dell XPS M1210
Dell XPS M1210



12,1 inch display @ 1280x800
Intel Core Duo or Intel Core 2 Duo processors
Intel 945GM chipset (ICH7)
Up to 4 GB RAM
Intel GMA 950 or NVIDIA GeForceTM Go 7400
ALPS GlidePoint touchpad and trackpoint
Hitachi Travelstar hard drive
Sony DW-Q58A Sony DVD+/-RW DW-Q58A optical drive
Broadcom BCM4401 Ethernet
Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG / 4965AGN or Dell Wireless 1389BG
Dell Wireless 350 Bluetooth
Conexant HDA D110 MDC modem
Dell Wireless 5720 EVDO card
Intel High Definition Audio and built-in microphone
USB 2.0
Ricoh Firewire controller
Ricoh R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro ddapter
Ricoh R5C592 Memory Stick adapter
Ricoh xD-Picture Card controller
Logitech webcam

Hardware Status Overview

Device Working Driver Troubleshooting
Processor Processor Image:Tick.png
Drives and Storage Hard Drive Image:Tick.png ahci
Optical Drive Image:Tick.png ata_piix
Firewire Image:Tick.png ohci1394
SD and MMC card readers Image:Tick.png sdhci
Memory Stick reader Image:Cross.png
xD card reader Image:Cross.png
USB USB Image:Tick.png uhci, ehci See below
Graphics Intel Image:Tick.png i915, intel
NVIDIA Image:Tick.png nvidia
Input Devices Keyboard Image:Tick.png keyboard
Touchpad Image:Tick.png synaptics
Trackstick Image:Tick.png evdev
Functions Keys Image:Tick.png
Networking Ethernet Image:Tick.png b44
WLAN: Intel Image:Tick.png iwlwifi
WLAN: Dell Image:Tick.png b43, ndiswrapper
Modem unknown hsfmodem
Bluetooth Image:Tick.png hci_usb See below
EVDO Image:Tick.png airprime See below
Sound Sound Image:Tick.png snd_intel_hda See below
Other Webcam Image:Tick.png uvcvideo
Hardware Sensors Image:Tick.png i8k
Suspend to RAM unknown
Suspend to Disk unknown

Dell Laptop guides

Dell specific laptop guides:

Generic Laptop guides

Some generic laptop guides:


EVDO card

Note: Credits goes to Samat Jain

The airprime driver doesn't recognize the card. So I had to insert an extra line in /usr/src/linux/drivers/usb/serial/airprime.c to reflect Dell's vendor and device codes:

Code: /usr/src/linux/drivers/usb/serial/airprime.c
 static struct usb_device_id id_table [] = {
        { USB_DEVICE(0x0c88, 0x17da) }, /* Kyocera Wireless KPC650/Passport */
        { USB_DEVICE(0x413c, 0x8115) }, /* Dell Wireless HSDPA 5500 */
        { USB_DEVICE(0x413c, 0x8128) }, /* THIS LINE ADDED FOR Dell Wireless HSDPA 5700 */


The builtin microphone requires the snd-usb-audio module:

Linux Kernel Configuration:
 Device Drivers  --->
     Sound  --->
         Advanced Linux Sound Architecture  --->
             <*> Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
                 USB devices  --->
                     <M> USB Audio/MIDI driver

The /etc/modprobe.d/alsa file is then edited to make snd-hda-intel card 0 and snd-usb-audio card 1:

File: /etc/modprobe.d/alsa
 alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
 alias snd-card-1 snd-usb-audio
 options snd-card-0 index=0
 options snd-hda-intel index=0
 options snd-card-1 index=1
 options snd_usb_audio index=1

and to make sure you are set up to have two cards:

File: /etc/modprobe.d/alsa
 options snd cards_limit=2

Afterwards run update-modules.

Finally add this file:

File: /etc/modprobe.d/snd-usb-audio
 options snd-usb-audio model=dell

Afterwards run update-modules.

MMC Card reader

Doesn't seem to work. This seems to be a problem in Windows as well.

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