Feedback on the Dell Latitude E6410

Asked by Aris Ioannidis

Where can I find the "special image" for this laptop? Dell is not shipping this laptop with ubuntu in my country. I have installed the standard image but I would like to try an image were everything works out of the box.

Many thanks,


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Victor Tuson Palau (vtuson) said :

Hi Aris

 What version/release of the standard have you installed?

The pre-install image is distributed to the OEM (DELL in this case) and it is up to them how they make it available at the moment. What I can tell you is that our current plans is that 11.04 (Natty) should make everything work out of the box for the E6410. I would recommend you try either the latest Natty image or wait until Beta1 is released (as it should be more stable) before the end of this month.

Let us know how you get on with that please!

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Aris Ioannidis (ioannidis-a) said :

Hi Victor,

I have installed version 10.04 64bit but I have also tried 10.10.
Most things work after messing a little bit with the settings and searching the ubuntu forums but still my internal mic does not always work and some other small things annoy me.

I will be waiting for 11.04 to become more stable because this is my production machine.

The point is that before I bought this machine I saw on your website that it is supported and asked dell to provide me a pre-installed laptop, but in Italy and Greece that I checked it was not available to ship. So I bought it with free-dos and I was planning to find the dell image and install it my self but I have not been able to locate a download link of the official Dell image.

I will get in contact with Dell and ask them if they can provide me an image. I guess there must be a recovery CD that they provide to the customers of the ubuntu pre-installed E6410. I see no reason not to be available for all owners of E6410.

Thank you for your time,


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Victor Tuson Palau (vtuson) said :

Hi Aris,

You make a good point and we will look into how we can help users get pre-install images too. We will add a topic at UDS-O for it