Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron N5525

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The Dell Inspiron N5525 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 12.04.1 LTS 64-bit

Available from ubuntu.com

Certification notes

Proprietary Drivers Required

Installation of proprietary AMD video driver is required for full functionality.

Updates required

This system requires all available updates to be applied in order to work properly.

BIOS
Dell: X26 (Legacy)

Hardware summary

This system was tested with these key components:

Processor

AMD processor AMD A8-4500M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics

Video

Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Trinity [Radeon HD 7640G]

Ethernet

Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller

Wireless

Atheros Communications AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter

Hardware details

Audio

ATI Technologies Inc Trinity HDMI Audio Controller

Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller

Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Hudson Azalia Controller

BIOS

Dell X26

Bluetooth

Atheros Communications AR3012

Board

Dell 0JNWDC

Capture

Suyin Corp. Unknown

Cardreader

Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH SD Flash Controller

Generic USB2.0-CRW

Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5129 Card Reader Controller

Cdrom

Dawicontrol Computersysteme GmbH MATSHITA DVD+/-RW UJ8C1

Chassis

Dell Portable

Disk

Dawicontrol Computersysteme GmbH Hitachi HTS545050A7E380

Keyboard

Dawicontrol Computersysteme GmbH AT Translated Set 2 keyboard

Network

Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller

Processor

AMD processor AMD A8-4500M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics

System

Dell Inspiron 5525

Touchpad

Dawicontrol Computersysteme GmbH ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad

Usb

Advanced Micro Devices Hudson USB OHCI Controller

Advanced Micro Devices Hudson USB EHCI Controller

Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH USB XHCI Controller

Video

Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Trinity [Radeon HD 7640G]

Wireless

Atheros Communications AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter

Other

Dawicontrol Computersysteme GmbH Dell WMI hotkeys

Dawicontrol Computersysteme GmbH HD-Audio Generic Headphone

Dawicontrol Computersysteme GmbH HD-Audio Generic Mic

Dawicontrol Computersysteme GmbH Lid Switch

Dawicontrol Computersysteme GmbH Power Button

Dawicontrol Computersysteme GmbH Video Bus

Advanced Micro Devices Family 15h (Models 10h-1fh) Processor Root Port

Advanced Micro Devices Hudson SATA Controller [AHCI mode]

Advanced Micro Devices Hudson SMBus Controller

Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH LPC Bridge

Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH PCI Bridge

Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub