Ubuntu on Dell Vostro 270

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The Dell Vostro 270 desktop 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 12.04.5 LTS 64-bit

Available from ubuntu.com

Certification notes

Proprietary Drivers Required
Installation of proprietary NVidia video driver is required for full functionality.
Slow Resume from Suspend
This system does not not meet our performance criteria for resuming from suspend, but suspend/resume is functional and other functionality is not affected.
Media Card Reader
Please do not use "Safely remove" to remove your media card, it will cause your card reader stop working until you restart your computer.
BIOS
Dell: A09 (Legacy)

Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS 64-bit

Pre-installed by manufacturer

Certification notes

There are no notes for this release.

BIOS
Dell: A09 (Legacy)

Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS 64-bit

Available from ubuntu.com

Certification notes

Slow resume from suspend
This system does not not meet our performance criteria for resuming from suspend, but suspend/resume is functional and other functionality is not affected.
Blu-ray drive
The configuration for this system, as tested, contains a Blu-ray drive. At this time, Blu-ray support is extremely limited on Linux in general. This drive has been tested ONLY as a standard DVD drive, Blu-ray functionality is not supported.
BIOS
Dell: X26 (Legacy)

Hardware overview

This system was tested with these key components:

Audio

nVidia GF119 HDMI Audio Controller

Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller

Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller

nVidia GF119 HDMI Audio Controller

Intel Panther Point High Definition Audio Controller

BIOS

Dell A09

Dell X26

Board

Dell Not Specified

Cdrom

Advanced Silicon S.A. PLDS DVDRW/BDROM DH-12E3SH

Unknown PLDS DVDRW/BDROM DH-12E3SH

Chassis

Dell Desktop

Disk

Generic- Compact Flash

Generic- MS/MS-Pro

Generic Mass Storage Device

Generic- SD/MMC

Generic- SM/xD Picture

Advanced Silicon S.A. WDC WD10EALX-759BA1

Unknown WDC WD10EALX-759BA1

Keyboard

Advanced Silicon S.A. NetVista Full Width Keyboard

Mouse

Primax Electronics, Ltd HP Optical Mouse

Lenovo Unknown

Network

Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller

Other

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA Intel PCH Front Headphone

Unknown HDA Intel PCH Front Headphone

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA Intel PCH Front Mic

Unknown HDA Intel PCH Front Mic

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA Intel PCH HDMI/DP,pcm=3

Unknown HDA Intel PCH HDMI/DP,pcm=3

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA Intel PCH Line

Unknown HDA Intel PCH Line

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA Intel PCH Line Out

Unknown HDA Intel PCH Line Out

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA Intel PCH Rear Mic

Unknown HDA Intel PCH Rear Mic

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA NVidia HDMI/DP,pcm=3

Unknown HDA NVidia HDMI/DP,pcm=3

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA NVidia HDMI/DP,pcm=7

Unknown HDA NVidia HDMI/DP,pcm=7

Advanced Silicon S.A. Power Button

Unknown Power Button

Advanced Silicon S.A. Video Bus

Unknown Video Bus

Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller [AHCI mode]

Advanced Silicon S.A. phy0

Lenovo Unknown

Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub

Intel Integrated Rate Matching Hub

Processor

Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10GHz

System

Dell Vostro 270

Usb

Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1

Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2

Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI Host Controller

Alcor Micro Corporation Flash Card Reader/Writer

Video

nVidia GF119 [GeForce GT 520]

nVidia GF119 [GeForce GT 620 OEM]

Intel Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller

Wireless

Advanced Silicon S.A. Unknown

Atheros Communications AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter