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Dell Latitude 2100


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Dell Latitude 2100 laptop.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Dell Latitude 2100. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Dell Latitude 2100 page on LapWik.

Eliots Experience

I recently purchased this netbook, and before even booting the default windows vista home edition, I plugged in a bootable Arch usb flashdrive, and installed a new dual boot!

About this netbook: (In my experience)
It's quick, preatty, and customizable.
I purchased it online from dell, and obtained the model w/ Touchscreen LCD, and webcam, as well as the Intel iw5100 wifi chipset.

I litteraly “perfected” my installation in under five hours!

The touchscreen is fully compatible using “evtouch” (Located on the AUR for archlinux. I also have heard it is in the package manager for Ubuntu, as well as OpenSuse).

I used the “snd_hda_intel” module with ALSA, and sound works (Remember to add your user to the audio groups).

The intel iw5100, is my favorite chipset(it's in all my laptops) because many nice people have it, and help you along setting it up.

I unfortunatly don't have the best formating for this wiki (which is why I only stole this tiny space ;3). So mail me at if you need any help setting your Dell Latitude 2100 with Linux!!!


For full specifications see the Dell Latitude 2100 specifications page.

NameDell Latitude 2100
ProcessorIntel® Atom™ N270 (1.60 GHz, 512KB L2 Cache, 533MHz FSB)
Screen10.1“ 1024×576 Widescreen
RAMUp to 2GB
HDD120GB to 250GB
Optical DriveNone
GraphicsIntel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Dell Wireless 1397 (802.11g)
Dell Wireless 1510 (802.11a/g/n 2×2)
Intel WiFi Link 5100 [802.11a/g/n (1×2)]
Intel WiFi Link 5300 [802.11a/g/n (3×3)]

Linux Compatibility

ScreenWorkingAll you need to do is tweak your Xorg.conf, and install evtouch
HDDWorkingI am yet to notice any problems with it.
SoundWorkingUse the snd_hda_intel module, and all should work fine.
EthernetWorkingdhcpcd worked fine for my netinstall.
BluetoothNot TestedI don't have any bluetooth devices. sorry.
ModemNot Tested
USBWorkingPlug'n'play working fine for me using the xfce4 DM
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested


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Hector, 2009/09/07 06:00

I have a Latitude 2100 base configuration.I have used Ubuntu Remix and all the devices are quite compatibles. Using compiz in a lite way is also compatible.

Good for Dell and Good for Ubuntu a Debian based distro.

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