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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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For full specifications see the Dell Latitude E4200 specifications page.
|Name||Dell Latitude E4200|
|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo|
|Screen||12.1“ WXGA Widescreen|
|RAM||1GB to 5GB|
|HDD||64GB to 128GB SSD|
|Graphics||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD|
|Network||Ethernet, Intel 5100 802.11abgn or Intel 5300 802.11abgn, Bluetooth|
|HDD||64Go 'high perf' OK|
|Optical Drive||OK(external esata - irtt mode)|
|Graphics||OK (xorg.conf empty)|
|Ethernet||OK(kernel 2.6.27 - driver e1000e)|
|Bluetooth||OK(Ubuntu since 2.6.27-11)|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
|Fingerprint Reader||Not Tested|
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.
Ubuntu 8.10: works fully.