Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 5420

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.

Releases

Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS 64-bit

Certification notes

Updates required
This system requires all available updates to be applied in order to work properly.
Touchpad
Vertical scrolling does not work
Hybrid Video
Some versions of this system come with two different graphics processors: an Intel UMA on-board adapter and an additional GPU from either nVidia or ATI. On this system, only the Intel graphics chip has been tested and certified. The use of the additional GPU is not supported for this release.

Hardware overview

This system was tested with these key components:

Processor
Intel Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B970 @ 2.30GHz
BIOS
Dell X58
Video
nVidia GF108M [GeForce GT 630M]
Video
Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller
Network
Qualcomm Atheros AR8162 Fast Ethernet
Storage
Advanced Silicon S.A. TOSHIBA MK5061GSYN