Dell Inspiron 3501

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Hardware

Standard

See https://linux-hardware.org/?view=computers&vendor=Dell&model=Inspiron+3501

Device Make/model Status Vendor ID / Product ID Kernel driver(s) Firmware Kernel version Notes
CPU Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-10005G1 CPU @ 1.20GHz Works N/A N/A N/A 5.15.69 Different CPU options are available for this laptop.
GPU Intel® UHD Graphics


Iris Plus Graphics G1 (Ice Lake)

Works 8086:8a56 i915 icl_dmc

icl_guc

icl_huc

5.15.69 Intel Corporation Iris Plus Graphics G1 (Ice Lake)
RAM RAM Module(s) 4GB SODIMM Works N/A N/A N/A 5.15.69 Two DIMM slots. Max memory 16GB.
Hard Disk Works ahci

NVMe

N/A 5.15.69
Wifi Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter Works ath10k ath10k 5.15.69
Sound Realtek ALC3204 Works N/A snd_hda_intel snd_hda_codec_realtek N/A 5.15.69 N/A
HDMI

Sound

Intel Corporation Ice Lake-LP Smart Sound Technology Audio Controller Works snd_hda_intel snd_hda_codec_hdmi N/A 5.15.69 N/A
Touchpad DELL 0A2B:00 06CB:CDD6 Touchpad Not tested intel-lpss 5.15.69


    • Enable Firmware loading support:
      KERNEL Enable support for Linux firmware
          Device Drivers  --->
              Generic Driver Options  --->
                  Firmware loader --->
                  -*- Firmware loading facility
                  (i915/kbl_dmc_ver1_04.bin) Build named firmware blobs into the kernel binary
                  (/lib/firmware) Firmware blobs root directory


CPU

    • Architecture specific kernel configuration:
      KERNEL Selecting processor types and features
          Processor type and features  --->
          [*] Machine Check / overheating reporting
          [*]   Intel MCE Features
          [ ]   AMD MCE Features
              Processor family (Core 2/newer Xeon)  --->
              ( ) Opteron/Athlon64/Hammer/K8
              ( ) Intel P4 / older Netburst based Xeon
              (X) Core 2/newer Xeon
              ( ) Intel Atom
              ( ) Generic-x86-64

Graphics/GPU

Systems using Skylake, Broxton, or newer Intel graphics will need additional firmware[1] from sys-kernel/linux-firmware package or directly download blobs from: https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/firmware/linux-firmware.git/tree/i915

DMC firmware

Display Microcontroller firmware provides support for advanced graphics low-power idle states.

GuC/HuC firmware

Graphics µController firmware offloads functions from the host driver. HEVC/H.265 µController firmware improves hardware acceleration of media decoding.

root #cp icl_guc_70.1.1.bin /var/lib/i915/

Device Drivers --->

   Generic Driver Options  --->
           Firmware loader  --->
               -*- Firmware loading facility
               (i915/icl_guc_70.1.1.bin) Build named firmware blobs into the kernel binary
               (/lib/firmware) Firmware blobs root directory
Warning
Including the firmware in-kernel may cause suspend-to-ram to fail, if this is a concern don't include the blob built into the kernel, instead, add the firmware blob into the initramfs.
KERNEL Linux 5.15
Device Drivers  --->
            Graphics support  --->
                <*> /dev/agpgart (AGP Support)  --->
                    --- /dev/agpgart (AGP Support)
                    -*-   Intel 440LX/BX/GX, I8xx and E7x05 chipset support
                <*> Direct Rendering Manager (XFree86 4.1.0 and higher DRI support)  --->
                    --- Direct Rendering Manager (XFree86 4.1.0 and higher DRI support)
                    [*]   Enable legacy fbdev support for your modesetting driver
                <*> Intel 8xx/9xx/G3x/G4x/HD Graphics
                [ ]   Enable alpha quality support for new Intel hardware by default
                ()    Force probe driver for selected new Intel hardware
                [*]   Enable capturing GPU state following a hang
                [*]     Compress GPU error state
                [*]   Always enable userptr support
                [ ]   Enable Intel GVT-g graphics virtualization host support
                      Frame buffer Devices  --->
                          <*> Support for frame buffer devices  --->
                            [*]   EFI-based Framebuffer Support
                            <*>   Simple framebuffer support
                      Console display driver support  --->
                       [*] Framebuffer Console support

Hard Disk

If SATA mode is AHCI in BIOS/UEFI.

KERNEL
Device Drivers --->
   <*> Serial ATA and Parallel ATA drivers  --->
      [*] ATA ACPI Support

   If the drive is connected to a SATA Port Multiplier:
      [*] SATA Port Multiplier support

   Select the driver for the SATA controller, e.g.:
      <*> AHCI SATA support (ahci)

   Select the driver for the IDE controller, e.g.:
   <*> Intel ESB, ICH, PIIX3, PIIX4 PATA/SATA support (ata_piix)

   SCSI device support  ---> 
      <*> SCSI device support
      <*> SCSI disk support

WIFI/ETHERNET

ath10k driver from https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/firmware/linux-firmware.git/tree/ath10k/QCA9377/hw1.0 or linux firmware.

realtek eth from https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/firmware/linux-firmware.git/tree/rtl_nic/rtl8106e-1.fw cp to /lib/firmware/rtl_nic or linux firmware.

KERNEL
[*] Networking support  --->
      -*-   Wireless  --->
          <*>   cfg80211 - wireless configuration API
          [*]     support CRDA
          <*>   Generic IEEE 802.11 Networking Stack (mac80211)
          [*]   Minstrel
          [*]   Enable LED triggers
        <*>   RF switch subsystem support  --->
Device Drivers --->
    Generic Driver Options  --->
            Firmware loader  --->
               -*- Firmware loading facility
                (i915/icl_guc_70.1.1.bin   ath10k/QCA9377/hw1.0/board-2.bin ath10k/QCA9377/hw1.0/firmware-5.bin   regulatory.db  regulatory.db.p7s)
   [*] Network device support  --->
      [*]   Ethernet driver support  --->  

          [*]   Realtek devices
          <*>     Realtek 8169/8168/8101/8125 ethernet support   
      Wireless LAN  --->
          [*]   Atheros/Qualcomm devices
          <*>     Atheros 802.11ac wireless cards support    
          <*>     Atheros ath10k PCI support

Sound

KERNEL
Device Drivers --->
   <*> Sound card support  --->
   <*>   Advanced Linux Sound Architecture  --->
   [*]   PCM timer interface
   <*>   HR-timer backend support
   -*-   Dynamic device file minor numbers
   (32)    Max number of sound cards
   [*]   Support old ALSA API
   [*]   Sound Proc FS Support
   <*>   Sequencer support
   <M>     Sequencer dummy client
   [*]     Use HR-timer as default sequencer timer
   [*]   Generic sound devices  --->
   [*]   PCI sound devices  --->

 HD-Audio  --->
  <*> HD Audio PCI
    [*] Build hwdep interface for HD-audio driver
    <*> Build Realtek HD-audio codec support
    <*> Build HDMI/DisplayPort HD-audio codec support
    -*- Enable generic HD-audio codec parser

[*]   USB sound devices  --->
 [*]   X86 sound devices  --->

Touchpad

KERNEL
Device Drivers --->
 Input device support  --->
   <*>   Event interface
       [*]   Mice  --->
       [*]     Synaptics PS/2 mouse protocol extension
       [*]     Synaptics PS/2 SMbus companion

 I2C support  --->
    <*> Intel 82801 (ICH/PCH)
 
HID support  --->
  I2C HID support  --->
     <*> HID over I2C transport layer ACPI driver
  Special HID drivers  --->
    <*> HID Multitouch panels

Power Managment

KERNEL
Power management and ACPI options  --->
          [ ] Suspend to RAM and standby
          [*] ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) Support  --->                                                                                                          
          [*] Power Management Timer Support
          [*] Platform Runtime Mechanism Support
                CPU Frequency scaling  --->
                      < >   'ondemand' cpufreq policy governor
                      < >   'conservative' cpufreq governor
                      [*]   Intel P state control
          [*] Cpuidle Driver for Intel Processors

 Device Drivers  --->
     Multifunction device drivers  --->
        <*> Intel ICH LPC
        <*> Intel Low Power Subsystem support in ACPI mode
        <*> Intel Low Power Subsystem support in PCI mode