Ubuntu on Dell Latitude E6540

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The Dell Latitude E6540 laptop with the components described below has been awarded the status of certified for Ubuntu.

Please note that for pre-installed systems:

  1. The system is available in some regions with a special image of Ubuntu pre-installed by the manufacturer. It takes advantage of the hardware features for this system and may include additional software. You should check when buying the system whether this is an option.
  2. Standard images of Ubuntu may not work at all on the system or may not work well, though Canonical and computer manufacturers will try to certify the system with future standard releases of Ubuntu.

Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS 64-bit

Available from ubuntu.com

Certification notes

There are no notes for this release.

BIOS
Dell: A03 (Legacy)

Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS 64-bit

Available from ubuntu.com

Certification notes

MMC Cards
The card reader does not work with some MMC cards. SD and SDHC cards, however, should work as expected.
Wi-fi Slider Switch not supported
Wi-fi slider switch is not supported, please use the UI menus to disable the wi-fi device.
Video mode switch key
Video mode switch doesn't work on this system, To control the mode, use the "Displays" utility found in "System Settings".
Updates required
This system requires all available updates to be applied in order to work properly.
USB 3.0
For some of USB 3.0 sticks, the speed is lower than 60 MB/sec.
BIOS
Dell: A03 (Legacy)

Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS 64-bit

Pre-installed by manufacturer

Certification notes

There are no notes for this release.

BIOS
Dell: X49 (Legacy)

Hardware overview

This system was tested with these key components:

Audio

Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio Controller

Intel 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset High Definition Audio Controller

Intel 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset High Definition Audio Controller

Intel Haswell HD Audio Controller

Intel Lynx Point HD Audio Controller

Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio Controller

BIOS

Dell A03

Dell X49

Board

Dell 0RDM2X

Cardreader

O2 Micro, Inc. SD/MMC Card Reader Controller

Cdrom

Advanced Silicon S.A. HL-DT-ST DVD+/-RW GU70N

Unknown HL-DT-ST DVD+/-RW GU70N

Chassis

Dell Laptop

Disk

Advanced Silicon S.A. ST320LT007-9ZV142

Unknown ST320LT007-9ZV142

Keyboard

Advanced Silicon S.A. AT Translated Set 2 keyboard

Unknown AT Translated Set 2 keyboard

Advanced Silicon S.A. GlidePoint Virtual Touchpad

Advanced Silicon S.A. NetVista Full Width Keyboard

Mouse

Unknown DualPoint Stick

Primax Electronics, Ltd HP Optical Mouse

Lenovo Unknown

Network

Intel Ethernet Connection I217-LM

Other

Advanced Silicon S.A. Dell WMI hotkeys

Unknown Dell WMI hotkeys

Unknown HDA Intel HDMI HDMI/DP,pcm=3

Unknown HDA Intel HDMI HDMI/DP,pcm=7

Unknown HDA Intel HDMI HDMI/DP,pcm=8

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA Intel MID HDMI/DP,pcm=3

Unknown HDA Intel MID HDMI/DP,pcm=3

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA Intel MID HDMI/DP,pcm=7

Unknown HDA Intel MID HDMI/DP,pcm=7

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA Intel MID HDMI/DP,pcm=8

Unknown HDA Intel MID HDMI/DP,pcm=8

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA Intel PCH Dock Line Out

Unknown HDA Intel PCH Dock Line Out

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA Intel PCH Dock Mic

Unknown HDA Intel PCH Dock Mic

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA Intel PCH Front Headphone

Unknown HDA Intel PCH Front Headphone

Advanced Silicon S.A. Lid Switch

Unknown Lid Switch

Advanced Silicon S.A. Power Button

Unknown Power Button

Advanced Silicon S.A. Sleep Button

Unknown Sleep Button

Advanced Silicon S.A. Video Bus

Unknown Video Bus

Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor PCI Express x16 Controller

Intel Lynx Point 6-Port SATA AHCI Controller

Intel 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #1

Intel 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #5

Intel 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller

Intel 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1

Intel 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family KT Controller

Intel 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family KT Controller

Broadcom BCM5880 Secure Applications Processor with fingerprint touch sensor

Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub

Intel Unknown

Intel Unknown

Processor

Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4000M CPU @ 2.40GHz

Raid

Intel 82801 Mobile SATA Controller [RAID mode]

System

Dell Latitude E6540

Touchpad

Unknown AlpsPS/2 ALPS DualPoint TouchPad

Unknown AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint

Usb

Intel 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB EHCI #1

Intel 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB EHCI #2

Intel 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI

Video

Intel 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller

Wireless

Atheros Communications AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter