Dell Latitude E5430

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Hardware PCI/USB ID Working?
Ethernet Yes
Wireless Yes
Audio Yes
Touchpad Yes
Fingerprint Yes
Camera Yes
Card Reader Yes
Bluetooth Yes

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.

Hardware specification

HW part Description
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

Physical characteristics

Height 29,9 mm up to 32,5 mm
Width 350,00 mm
Depth 240,00 mm
Weight 2,04 kg

Hardware support

In this section you will find some quick information and references for hardware support. See Laptop and Laptop/Dell for more general information on laptops.


Audio works out of the box.

PC speaker capability is included. See PC speaker for information on how to disable it and more.


Install the bluez package, start bluetooth systemd service and use your preferred front-end to manage connections. See Bluetooth for more information.

Fingerprint reader

Install the fprintd package, as it is required to create fingerprint signatures. See fprint for more useful information.


Install the libinput package. See Laptop#Touchpad.


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 b43-firmwareAUR, or the proprietary wl module via broadcom-wl or broadcom-wl-dkms.

See Broadcom wireless and Dell Wireless 1540 on WikiDevi for more info.


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.