Ubuntu on Dell Precision M6500

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The Dell Precision M6500 portable with the components described below has been awarded the status of certified for Ubuntu.

Please note that for pre-installed systems:

  1. The system is available in some regions with a special image of Ubuntu pre-installed by the manufacturer. It takes advantage of the hardware features for this system and may include additional software. You should check when buying the system whether this is an option.
  2. Standard images of Ubuntu may not work at all on the system or may not work well, though Canonical and computer manufacturers will try to certify the system with future standard releases of Ubuntu.

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit

Available from ubuntu.com

Certification notes

Proprietary Drivers Required
Installation of proprietary AMD video driver is required for full functionality.
BIOS
Dell: A02 (Legacy)

Hardware overview

This system was tested with these key components:

Audio

Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RV710/730 HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 4000 series]

Intel 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio

BIOS

Dell A02

Board

Dell 01RV5R

Cardreader

Texas Instruments PCIxx12 SDA Standard Compliant SD Host Controller

Cdrom

None HL-DT-ST DVD+/-RW GS20N

Chassis

Dell Portable

Disk

None ST9160314AS

Firewire

Texas Instruments PCIxx12 OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller

Keyboard

None AT Translated Set 2 keyboard

Mouse

None PS/2 Generic Mouse

Network

Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5761e Gigabit Ethernet PCIe

Other

None HDA ATI HDMI HDMI/DP,pcm=3

Texas Instruments 5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD)

Intel Core Processor DRAM Controller

Intel Core Processor QuickPath Architecture Generic Non-core Registers

Intel 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Thermal Subsystem

None None

PNP PCI Bus

None dell-wifi

Advanced Silicon S.A. BCM5880 Secure Applications Processor

Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Processor

Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 520 @ 2.40GHz

Intel Not Specified

Raid

Intel 82801 Mobile SATA Controller [RAID mode]

Socket

Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Cardbus Controller

System

Dell Precision M6500

Touch

None SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad

Usb

Intel 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller

Video

Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RV740/M97 GL [FirePro M7740]

Wireless

Intel Ultimate N WiFi Link 5300