Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 3421

The Dell Inspiron 3421 portable with the components described below has been awarded the status of Certified for Ubuntu.

Releases

Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS 64-bit

Certification notes

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.
Video mode switch key
Video mode switch doesn't work on this system. To control the displays, use the "Displays" utility found in "System Settings".
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: A02 (Legacy)

Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS 64-bit

Certification notes

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.
Function keys
Video switch key does not work on this system, please use the "Displays" utility found in "System Settings" to control video modes.
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: A02 (Legacy)

Hardware overview

This system was tested with these key components:

Processor
Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2375M CPU @ 1.50GHz
Video
nVidia GF117M [GeForce 610M/710M / GT 620M/625M/630M/720M]
Video
Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller
Network
Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
Storage
Unknown ST320LT020-9YG142