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Dell Latitude E6320

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Dell Latitude E6320 laptop. If you have the Dell Latitude E6320 and are running Linux on it please consider editing this page or adding a comment below with your compatibility details. By contributing you will help other people running this laptop or trying to make a decision on whether to buy it or not.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Dell Latitude E6320 specifications page.

NameDell Latitude E6320
ProcessorIntel® CoreTM i7 (2620M)
Intel® CoreTM i5 (2540M, 2520M)
Intel® CoreTM i3 (2310M)
Screen13.3” (1366×768) Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDDup to 320GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 3000
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205
Intel® Centrino® Advanced -N + WiMAX 6250
Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300
Dell Wireless 1501 (802.11 b/g/n 1×1)
Dell Wireless 1530 (802.11 a/g/n 2×2)

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorks
ScreenWorks
HDDWorks
Optical DriveWorks
GraphicsWorks
SoundWorks
EthernetWorks
WirelessWorks
BluetoothNot Tested
USBWorks
Card ReaderNot Tested
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested

Notes

Kernel 3.2.0 or later recommended.

Summary

As long as you use an up to date Linux distributions then the Dell Latitude E6320 works well.


Discussion

David, 2014/02/27 02:03

Using a later (August 2012) edition of this machine.

Debian Wheezy 7.4 as of Feb. 26, 2014 doesn't seem to register the webcam, not even in lsusb, lspci or dmesg. Cheese shows “could not connect to device” etc. Not every one of these machines has one, though.

# modprobe uvcvideo

Has no effect. v4l2-dbg (from the v4l-utils package) also fails to detect the webcam.

Reboot works fine for me without having to add the reboot=pci line to grub.conf

The notebookcheck review says it gets hot, but I think they must've had a defective unit. Mine with the Core i5 2520 stays nice and cool, even while marathoning high-quality video. Speed stepping/cpufreq adjustment works out of the box with the acpi_cpufreq module.

All in all, I'm very pleased with this machine.

Chuck Mattern, 2012/09/26 15:36

Had to add reboot=pci to grub.conf to enable reboot

ghanima, 2012/06/10 20:09

mid 2012. Ubuntu 12.04. Everything works fine, but shortcuts and other customization made with ubuntu tweak are regularly forgotten when pc is turned off.

Nick, 2011/09/17 00:11

mid 2011, Couldn't do a Debian netinstall, because neither the wireless nor the ethernet interfaces were correctly detected during the base system install (maybe just a Debian problem? not sure). I had to separately download the wireless firmware and install it after installing the base system from usb, then apt-get everything else.

http://packages.debian.org/stable/firmware-iwlwifi
http://ftp.au.debian.org/debian/pool/non-free/f/firmware-nonfree/firmware-iwlwifi_0.28_all.deb

Also manually copied over wpa_supplicant deb and deps and had to edit /etc/network/interfaces

There was some other trickery needed due to having an e1000e ethernet but I can't recall what.

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