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Dell Latitude E6420 XFR


This is a template for a future guide to running Linux with the Dell Latitude E6420 XFR laptop. If you have the Dell Latitude E6420 XFR 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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For full specifications see the Dell Latitude E6420 XFR specifications page.

NameDell Latitude E6420 XFR
ProcessorIntel® CoreTM i7 (2620M)
Intel® CoreTM i5 (2520M)
Intel® CoreTM i3 (2310M)
Screen14“ (1366×768) Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDDup to 256GB
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

HDDNot Tested
Optical DriveNot Tested
EthernetNot Tested
ModemNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested
Touch screenNot Tested
WWAN 5800 LTE/4GNot Tested


You can enter any specific notes with running Linux on the Dell Latitude E6420 XFR here.

I simply booted a Ubuntu 12.04 desktop live USB drive and was surprised to find most devices worked. I edited this page on my E6402 XFR with Live Ubuntu 12.04. I will try to find drivers for the touch screen and the DW5800 LTE/4G modem.


You can enter a summary of how well the Dell Latitude E6420 XFR works with Linux here.


Remco, 2012/11/09 16:36

With 12.10 most devices work out of the box, only the touchscreen is not functional as stated above. The 3G/HSDPA modem works perfectly out of the box.

Craig, 2012/08/05 01:35

If anyone finds drivers for the touch screen or the WWAN DW5800 LTE/4G modem please email me.

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