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Dell Latitude E6320


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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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

Optical DriveWorks
BluetoothNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested


Kernel 3.2.0 or later recommended.


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


Robert Fabian, 2018/03/21 20:06

I'm now retired and only occasionally need a notebook computer, manly for presentations. I had an old EeePC, but it was nearing its end-of-life. I pulled the SSD drive from the EeePC and purchased an i5 E6320 with 4 GB of memory. Installing Linux MINT 18.3 was a breeze. The result is a most satisfactory computer that I can move around, albeit considerably heavier than today's tablets. It's a package that works for me and my needs. I'm very satisfied.

seth, 2018/02/06 05:05

i am running kali-linux 2017.3 on an e6320 with an i5 processor 2.6ghz 8gb 1333hz ram and i have just purchased and am waiting on a 2 port usb-3.0 extention to fit into the express slot! i have also ordered a 9-cell battery and have a slice battery! (approx 5-hrs battery on the slice)
i have also ordered a pci-e to usb converter so as to install a usb-bluetooth internally! (i hope it fits)
i have win 10 running (dual-boot) on it, just lovely! im only a little dismayed as i can not get the hspa/mobile-broadband to work under linux, even after a little scripting!
im getting it to dial, but it seems to hang then repeat the connection-procedure!
perhaps/most-likely it is a wvdial configuration issue or EE is awkward !!!

i love the physical wifi switch and volume buttons!

what an awesome little machine!!!!!

loving it!

if anyone knows how to get EE to work on my mobile broad-band/hspa card under linux/kali please let me know!

yeah i know im a few years out for this , but … hopefully some one will find this info usefull when considering buying one of these oldie-golden machines!!

peace and nice article by the way!!!

XRumerTest, 2018/01/01 19:54

Hello. And Bye.

XRumerTest, 2017/12/31 19:07

Hello. And Bye.

XRumerTest, 2017/07/20 17:56

Hello. And Bye.

XRumerTest, 2017/07/06 18:06

Hello. And Bye.

polo outlet, 2014/12/17 02:25

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.

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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