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Dell Latitude D531

1. The Laptop

Manufacturer: Dell

Model: Latitude

CPU: AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-56


Hard drive capacity: 80GB

2. Hardware

CD/DVD read: works

CD/DVD write: (not tested)

LAN: works

Wireless: works (needs Broadcom firmware, see below)

Sound: works

Video: works (ATI drivers for ATI Radeon X1200 Series)


Firewire: not tested

Media card reader: not tested

Touchpad or other pointing device: works

Accelerator buttons (music, DVD, web, other): none

Adaptive CPU speed: works (800MHz/1.8GHz)

Sense battery level: works

Suspend (manual): not tested

Suspend (close lid): not tested

3. Additional information

Wireless interface needs installation of proprietary firmware from Broadcom. See http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43, section about deprecated bcm43xx driver.


Wi-Fi card works fine with WPA2/PSK authentication. If cable is connected, nm-applet switches eyh0/eth1 automatically on, if not, it tries to connect wireless.

2023-09-11 07:22