Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 7520

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The Dell Inspiron 7520 laptop 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 12.04.1 LTS 64-bit

Available from ubuntu.com

Certification notes

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.
BIOS
Dell: X28 (Legacy)

Hardware overview

This system was tested with these key components:

Audio

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

BIOS

Dell X28

Bluetooth

Atheros Communications AR3012

Board

Dell 011222

Capture

None Laptop_Integrated_Webcam_E4HD

Microdia Unknown

Cardreader

Generic USB2.0-CRW

Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5129 Card Reader Controller

Cdrom

None Optiarc DVDRW/BDROM BC-5540H

Chassis

Dell Portable

Keyboard

None AT Translated Set 2 keyboard

Network

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

Other

None HDA Intel PCH Mic

PNP None

Dynapack DELL P9TJ022F

None dell-wifi

Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Processor

Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz

Raid

Intel 82801 Mobile SATA Controller [RAID mode]

System

Dell Inspiron 7520

Touch

None ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad

Usb

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 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller

Wireless

Atheros Communications AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter