Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 5420

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The Dell Inspiron 5420 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 12.04.2 LTS 64-bit

Available from ubuntu.com

Certification notes

Touchpad
Vertical scrolling does not work
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.
Updates required
This system requires all available updates to be applied in order to work properly.
BIOS
Dell: X52 (Legacy)

Hardware overview

This system was tested with these key components:

Audio

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

Intel Panther Point High Definition Audio Controller

BIOS

Dell X52

Bluetooth

Atheros Communications AR3012

Board

Dell FAB1

Capture

Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Unknown

Cdrom

Advanced Silicon S.A. TSSTcorp DVD+/-RW SN-208BB

Chassis

Dell Portable

Disk

Advanced Silicon S.A. TOSHIBA MK5061GSYN

Keyboard

Advanced Silicon S.A. AT Translated Set 2 keyboard

Mouse

Advanced Silicon S.A. PS/2 Generic Mouse

Network

Qualcomm Atheros AR8162 Fast Ethernet

Other

Advanced Silicon S.A. Dell WMI hotkeys

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

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA Intel PCH Headphone

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA Intel PCH Mic

Advanced Silicon S.A. Lid Switch

Advanced Silicon S.A. Power Button

Advanced Silicon S.A. Sleep Button

Advanced Silicon S.A. Video Bus

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

Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1

Intel HM77 Express Chipset LPC Controller

Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5129 Card Reader Controller

Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub

Intel Integrated Rate Matching Hub

Processor

Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2370M CPU @ 2.40GHz

System

Dell Inspiron 5420

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

Video

Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller

Wireless

Atheros Communications AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter