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 +<vote Dell-Latitude-E6500-Rating check=ip>​
 +How do you rate this laptop with Linux?
 +* Excellent
 +* Good
 +* Fair
 +* Poor
 +* Unusable
 +</​vote>​
 ====== Dell Latitude E6500 ====== ====== Dell Latitude E6500 ======
 ===== Introduction ===== ===== Introduction =====
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 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 [[Installation Guide|our guides]] section for distribution specific instructions. 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 [[Installation Guide|our guides]] section for distribution specific instructions.
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 +This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Dell Latitude E6500. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the [[http://​www.lapwik.com/​dell_latitude_e6500|Dell Latitude E6500 page on LapWik]].
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 | Optical Drive|DVD+-RW and DVD-ROM w/ CD+-RW| | Optical Drive|DVD+-RW and DVD-ROM w/ CD+-RW|
 | Graphics|NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M| | Graphics|NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M|
-| Network|Ethernet,​ Intel 5100 802.11abgn, Intel 5300 802.11abgn, Bluetooth, Dell 5720 Sprint Mobile Broadband (EVDO Rev-A) Minicard|+| Network|Ethernet,​ Intel 5100 802.11abgn, Intel 5300 802.11abgn, Bluetooth, Broadcom BCM4322 802.11abgn, Dell 5720 Sprint Mobile Broadband (EVDO Rev-A) Minicard|
 ===== Linux Compatibility ===== ===== Linux Compatibility =====
 ^Device^Compatibility^Comments^ ^Device^Compatibility^Comments^
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 | Screen|Yes| | | Screen|Yes| |
 | HDD|Yes| | | HDD|Yes| |
-| Optical Drive|Yes| |+| Optical Drive|Yes|Also supports replacement with HDD caddy seamlessly ​|
 | Graphics|Yes| Needs proprietary nVidia driver for nVidia card| | Graphics|Yes| Needs proprietary nVidia driver for nVidia card|
 | Sound|Yes| | | Sound|Yes| |
 | Ethernet|Yes| | | Ethernet|Yes| |
-| Wireless|Yes| Tested Intel 5300 @ 54Mbps|+| Wireless|Yes| Tested Intel 5300 @ 54Mbps, Broadcom BCM4322|
 | 3G Mobile Broadband Minicard|Yes|Tested with Dell 5720 Sprint Mobile Broadband (EVDO Rev-A) Minicard| | 3G Mobile Broadband Minicard|Yes|Tested with Dell 5720 Sprint Mobile Broadband (EVDO Rev-A) Minicard|
 | Wireless Kill Switch|Yes|Kills both Wifi and 3G; once had probs re-enabling Wifi| | Wireless Kill Switch|Yes|Kills both Wifi and 3G; once had probs re-enabling Wifi|
 | Bluetooth|Not Tested| | | Bluetooth|Not Tested| |
 | USB|Yes| | | USB|Yes| |
 +| eSATAp|Yes |Tested with its own optical drive. |
 | Firewire|Not Tested| | | Firewire|Not Tested| |
-| Card Reader|Not Tested| |+| Card Reader|Yes |Tested with multiple SD/mSD cards |
 | ExpressCard Slot|Yes|Tested with Sprint AC597 3G card| | ExpressCard Slot|Yes|Tested with Sprint AC597 3G card|
 | Camera|Yes|Tested with '​cheese'​ in Ubuntu| | Camera|Yes|Tested with '​cheese'​ in Ubuntu|
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 The NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M in the Dell Latitude E6500 is not supported by many Linux distributions and you will need to install the proprietary NVIDIA modules if you want 3D support from this graphic controller. Instructions for doing this on a few Linux distributions is available in the guides section here. The NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M in the Dell Latitude E6500 is not supported by many Linux distributions and you will need to install the proprietary NVIDIA modules if you want 3D support from this graphic controller. Instructions for doing this on a few Linux distributions is available in the guides section here.
  
-If you want only basic 2D graphics then it should work out of the box with current distributions. ​+If you want only basic 2D graphics then it should work out of the box with current distributions.
 ==== Wireless ==== ==== Wireless ====
 Works with current Linux distros (kernel version 2.6.27 or higher) with Intel 5100/5300 controllers. Works with current Linux distros (kernel version 2.6.27 or higher) with Intel 5100/5300 controllers.
  
-Some versions of the Dell Latitude E6500 include the Dell 1397 and 1510 wireless controllers. These are Broadcom based controller and support for Broadcom devices has greatly increased. ​+Some versions of the Dell Latitude E6500 include the Dell 1397 and 1510 wireless controllers. These are Broadcom based controller and support for Broadcom devices has greatly increased.
  
 To find the Device IDs of Broadcom cards on your machines do: To find the Device IDs of Broadcom cards on your machines do:
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 Build details and installation instructions are provided by Broadcom and this kernel module was tested on Fedora Core 13 (2.6.33 & 2.6.34) and worked without issue. Build details and installation instructions are provided by Broadcom and this kernel module was tested on Fedora Core 13 (2.6.33 & 2.6.34) and worked without issue.
  
-=== Touchpad Settings ===+==== Touchpad Settings ​====
  
 Should work with current distros such as Ubuntu 9.04. If not, try the instructions below. Should work with current distros such as Ubuntu 9.04. If not, try the instructions below.
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 <​code>​ <​code>​
-  ​<?xml version="​1.0"​ encoding="​ISO-8859-1"?>​ +<?xml version="​1.0"​ encoding="​ISO-8859-1"?>​ 
-  <​deviceinfo version="​0.2">​ +<​deviceinfo version="​0.2">​ 
-    <​device>​ +<​device>​ 
-      <match key="​info.capabilities"​ contains="​input.touchpad">​ +<match key="​info.capabilities"​ contains="​input.touchpad">​ 
-        <match key="​info.product"​ contains="​AlpsPS/​2 ALPS DualPoint TouchPad">​ +<match key="​info.product"​ contains="​AlpsPS/​2 ALPS DualPoint TouchPad">​ 
-          <merge key="​input.x11_driver"​ type="​string">​synaptics</​merge>​ +<merge key="​input.x11_driver"​ type="​string">​synaptics</​merge>​ 
-          <merge key="​input.x11_options.SHMConfig"​ type="​string">​True</​merge>​ +<merge key="​input.x11_options.SHMConfig"​ type="​string">​True</​merge>​ 
-        </​match>​ +</​match>​ 
-      </​match>​ +</​match>​ 
-    </​device>​ +</​device>​ 
-  </​deviceinfo>​+</​deviceinfo>​
 </​code>​ </​code>​
 ==== DualPoint Stick ==== ==== DualPoint Stick ====
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 To enable scrolling by clicking with the middle mouse button and scrolling with the DualPoint stick (also sometimes referred to as a TrackPoint - using IBM's terminology),​ put the following in /​etc/​hal/​fdi/​policy/​dualpoint.fdi To enable scrolling by clicking with the middle mouse button and scrolling with the DualPoint stick (also sometimes referred to as a TrackPoint - using IBM's terminology),​ put the following in /​etc/​hal/​fdi/​policy/​dualpoint.fdi
 <​code>​ <​code>​
- <?xml version="​1.0"​ encoding="​ISO-8859-1"?>​ +<?xml version="​1.0"​ encoding="​ISO-8859-1"?>​ 
- <​deviceinfo version="​0.2">​ +<​deviceinfo version="​0.2">​ 
-  <​device>​ +<​device>​ 
-   ​<match key="​info.capabilities"​ contains="​input.mouse">​ +<match key="​info.capabilities"​ contains="​input.mouse">​ 
-     ​<match key="​info.product"​ string="​DualPoint Stick">​ +<match key="​info.product"​ string="​DualPoint Stick">​ 
-      <merge key="​input.x11_options.EmulateWheel"​ type="​string">​true</​merge>​ +<merge key="​input.x11_options.EmulateWheel"​ type="​string">​true</​merge>​ 
-        <merge key="​input.x11_options.EmulateWheelButton"​ type="​string">​2</​merge>​ +<merge key="​input.x11_options.EmulateWheelButton"​ type="​string">​2</​merge>​ 
-        <merge key="​input.x11_options.EmulateWheelTimeout"​ type="​string">​200</​merge>​ +<merge key="​input.x11_options.EmulateWheelTimeout"​ type="​string">​200</​merge>​ 
-        <merge key="​input.x11_options.XAxisMapping"​ type="​string">​6 7</​merge>​ +<merge key="​input.x11_options.XAxisMapping"​ type="​string">​6 7</​merge>​ 
-        <merge key="​input.x11_options.YAxisMapping"​ type="​string">​4 5</​merge>​ +<merge key="​input.x11_options.YAxisMapping"​ type="​string">​4 5</​merge>​ 
-     ​</​match>​ +</​match>​ 
-    </​match>​ +</​match>​ 
-  </​device>​ +</​device>​ 
- </​deviceinfo>​+</​deviceinfo>​
 </​code>​ </​code>​
  
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 - Vinod K. - Vinod K.
 - Josh M. - Josh M.
 +- Jerome G. (Some addendum: eSATAp, Optical w/HDD, Broadcom Wireless)
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