Ubuntu on Dell Latitude E6540

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

Certification notes

There are no notes for this release.
Dell: A03 (Legacy)

Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS 64-bit

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.
Dell: A03 (Legacy)

Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS 64-bit

Certification notes

There are no notes for this release.
Dell: X49 (Legacy)

Hardware overview

This system was tested with these key components:

Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4000M CPU @ 2.40GHz
Intel 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
Intel Ethernet Connection I217-LM
Advanced Silicon S.A. ST320LT007-9ZV142
Unknown ST320LT007-9ZV142
Intel 82801 Mobile SATA Controller [RAID mode]