The Dell Latitude E5430 is a business line laptop made for corporate users who have a need for durability. This article will tell you how to get the basic components of the laptop running with Arch.
|CPU||Intel® Core™ i3, i5 e i7 up to i7-35xxM; Intel® Celeron® Bxxx|
|RAM||SDRAM DDR3 up to 1600 MHz, 2 slots for 1, 2, 4, or 8 GB DIMM|
|Chipset||Chipset Mobile Intel® HM77 Express or QM77 Express|
|Graphics||Intel® HD Graphics 3000 for Intel Core i3/i5/i7 2xxxM and Celeron® Bxxx,|
or Intel® HD Graphics 4000 for Intel Core i3/i5/i7 3xxxM
|Display||14,0" LED backlight anti-glare, HD (1366 x 768) or HD+ (1600 x 900)|
|Optical media||DVD-ROM, DVD+/-RW|
|Power||Lithium ion battery of 4 cells (40 Wh) or 6 cells (60 Wh) with ExpressCharge™, or 9 cells (97 Wh)|
|Connection||Bluetooth 4.0, 1x USB 3.0, 1x USB 3.0/eSata, 2x USB 2.0, 1x HDMI port, 1x VGA port|
|Height||29,9 mm up to 32,5 mm|
Audio works out of the box.
PC speaker capability is included. See PC speaker for information on how to disable it and more.
It has been reported to come with the chip Broadcom BCM43228 embedded in a Dell Wireless 1540 802.11 A/N Dual Band, High Speed Wi-Fi Half Mini-card, which can be confirmed by running the following:
$ lspci | grep Broadcom | grep -v Ethernet 02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries BCM43228 802.11a/b/g/n
The driver to be used must be either the reverse-engineered open-source
b43 module together with blob firmware AUR, or the proprietary
wl module via or .
Issue with XKeyboardConfig
While starting the graphic interface, you might come across with the issue !6 reported in xkbcomp's Gitlab issue list at freedesktop Gitlab. It seems to apply to both Xorg and Wayland. During the display server startup, the XKEYBOARD keymap compiler (xkbcomb) reports:
> Warning: Compat map for group 2 redefined > Using new definition > Warning: Compat map for group 3 redefined > Using new definition > Warning: Compat map for group 4 redefined > Using new definition Errors from xkbcomp are not fatal to the X server
One solution is to comment out the following lines in the file
/usr/share/X11/xkb/compat/basic. The double forward-slash is the comment symbol.
// group 2 = AltGr; // group 3 = AltGr; // group 4 = AltGr;
This solution of provided in the forum thread Xkeyboard/xkbcomp gives warnings.