Inspiron 1520

  6 years ago
  Dell (Laptop or Netbook)
  Works perfectly
What works:

Everything working fine with the LMDE2 (Debian Jessie) OS.

What doesn't work:

Minor niggle with the Mate menu combination.
Did not detect / activate the track-pad click-to-select function.

What was done to make it work:

LMDE2 ISO has wireless drivers built-in, although the
WIFI driver for the Broadcom chip is in the "linux-drivers-nonfree" package which is not one of the usual BCM drivers/binaries.

Installed XFCE desktop + Goodies + Power Manager + Whisker Menu.

Activated track pad from XFCE settings menu.

Additional notes:

XFCE desktop running fine on the old Celeron M540 @1.86 MHz.