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notebook latitude e5420
model: latitude e5420(model id: 1351)
subtype (notebook, netbook, motherboard, tablet):
notebook
vendor:
Dell
architecture:
x86
does it have a free boot firmware (BIOS,UEFI,...) ?
no
can free operating systems be installed?
yes
does the device prevent installing wifi cards not-approved by the vendor?
no
year of commercialization:
2011
compatibility with free software:
B-gold
tested on:
Dragora 2.2 Rafaela
tested with the following kernel libre:
3.2.15 linux-libre
video card model:
Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (works with 3D acceleration)
wifi model:
not sure threw it away. see notes (it does not work)
webcam model:
(it works)
Description:

I changed the default intel pro wifi for a Atheros Communications Inc. AR9287 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)

100% libre bar the bios

everything works with a little tweeking. Tested on Debian wheezy with kernel-libre and Dragora 2.2

bash-4.2# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev b4)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev b4)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev b4)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 6 (rev b4)
00:1c.6 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 7 (rev b4)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM65 Express Chipset Family LPC Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family 6 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04)
02:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9287 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
09:00.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): O2 Micro, Inc. 1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller (rev 05)
09:00.1 SD Host controller: O2 Micro, Inc. Integrated MMC/SD controller (rev 05)
09:00.2 Mass storage controller: O2 Micro, Inc. O2 Flash Memory Card (rev 05)
0a:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5761 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (rev 10)
bash-4.2# uname -a 
Linux rafaela 3.2.15-gen #1 Sun Apr 15 12:39:49 ART 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

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