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Dell Latitude E4200

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Dell Latitude E4200 laptop.

This guide is intended to provide you details on how well this laptop works with Linux and which modules you need to configure. For details on how to actually install and configure the required modules have a look at our guides section for distribution specific instructions.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Dell Latitude E4200. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Dell Latitude E4200 page on LapWik.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Dell Latitude E4200 specifications page.

NameDell Latitude E4200
ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo
Screen12.1“ WXGA Widescreen
RAM1GB to 5GB
HDD64GB to 128GB SSD
Optical DriveNone
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
NetworkEthernet, Intel 5100 802.11abgn or Intel 5300 802.11abgn, Bluetooth

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorU9400:OK
ScreenOK
HDD64Go 'high perf' OK
Optical DriveOK(external esata - irtt mode)
GraphicsOK (xorg.conf empty)
SoundOK
EthernetOK(kernel 2.6.27 - driver e1000e)
WirelessOK
BluetoothOK(Ubuntu since 2.6.27-11)
56K ModemNot Tested
USBOK
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderOK
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested

Notes

You can enter any specific notes with running Linux on the Dell Latitude E4200 here.

graphics are somewhat slow under ubuntu 8.10 (kernel 2.6.27-9): glxgears provides a ~180fps while the hardware should be able to do much better. There are some threads indicating how to tweak the intel driver to get the acceleration of the graphics card, but recompiling the driver is not so much fun.

Summary

Ubuntu 8.10: works fully.


Discussion

Dave, 2009/07/16 10:26

Is the wwan modul working?

kylehase, 2009/08/28 12:09

@Dave The wwan option is not offered here in Japan. I'm using an expresscard wwan card which doesn't work with the Gnome Network Manager but does work with Gnome PPP.

Dave, 2009/07/16 10:26

Is the wwan-modul working?

kylehase, 2009/06/02 14:39

Everything is working for me except the fingerprint reader. Thinkfinger says “Initializing…USB device not found.”

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'vol_id –uuid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# / was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=— / ext4 noatime,barrier=0,data=writeback,nobh,commit=100,nouser_xattr 0 1
# /home was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=— /home ext4 noatime,barrier=0,data=writeback,nobh,commit=100,nouser_xattr 0 2
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0

lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub (rev 07)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82567LM Gigabit Network Connection (rev 03)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
00:1a.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 (rev 03)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 93)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation ICH9M-E LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 RAID bus controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 82801 SATA RAID Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
02:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05)
02:01.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
0c:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 5300 AGN [Shiloh] Network Connection

lsusb
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0411:0113 MelCo., Inc.
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 0a5c:5801 Broadcom Corp.
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 005: ID 413c:8160 Dell Computer Corp.
Bus 003 Device 004: ID 413c:8162 Dell Computer Corp.
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 413c:8161 Dell Computer Corp.
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0a5c:4500 Broadcom Corp.
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

Alex, 2009/01/08 11:03

Hi, can you please post 'lspci' and 'lsusb' outputs here? Also please describe the way you partitioned SSD (incl. swap if any).

Thanks.

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