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This is a guide to running Linux with the Dell Latitude E5400 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.
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For full specifications see the Dell Latitude E5400 specifications page.
|Name||Dell Latitude E5400|
|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo T7250 2.0GHz|
|Screen||14.1” WXGA Widescreen|
|Graphics||Intel 4500MHD Graphics Accelerator|
|Network||Ethernet, Intel 5100 802.11abgn, Bluetooth|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
Graphics works perfectly with the “intel” driver of xorg. You get a nice WXGA widescreen. You will need Ubuntu 8.10, Fedora 10 or something released around this time for support.
The Intel 5100 wireless controller work but you need to use a Linux distribution with kernel version 2.6.27 or higher.
For sound support, you will need to install ALSA version 1.0.18 or greater. Since most Linux distributions do not include this as standard you will need to install it manually. See our guides section for installation instructions on several distributions
Touchpad does not work in multi-touch mode.
The Dell Latitude E5400 works well with Linux as long as you use a Linux distribution which includes kernel version 2.6.27 or higher.