Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 3421

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

Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS 64-bit

Available from ubuntu.com

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

Available from ubuntu.com

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 summary

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] GeForce GT 625M

Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller

Ethernet

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

Wireless

Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230

Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 6

Hardware details

Audio

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

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

BIOS

Dell A02

Bluetooth

Intel Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless Bluetooth(R) 4.0 + High Speed Adapter

Board

Dell Not Specified

Capture

Sunplus Innovation Technology Inc. Unknown

Cardreader

Generic USB2.0-CRW

Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5129 Card Reader Controller

Cdrom

Unknown PLDS DVD+/-RW DU-8A4SH

Chassis

Dell Portable

Disk

Unknown ST320LT020-9YG142

Keyboard

Unknown AT Translated Set 2 keyboard

Network

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

Processor

Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2375M CPU @ 1.50GHz

System

Dell Inspiron 3421

Touchpad

Unknown SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad

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

nVidia GF117M [GeForce 610M/710M / GT 620M/625M/630M/720M] GeForce GT 625M

Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller

Wireless

Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230

Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 6

Other

Unknown Dell WMI hotkeys

Unknown HDA Intel PCH Front Headphone

Unknown HDA Intel PCH HDMI/DP,pcm=3

Unknown HDA Intel PCH Mic

Unknown Lid Switch

Unknown Power Button

Unknown Sleep Button

Unknown Video Bus

Intel Xeon E3-1200/2nd Generation Core Processor Family PCI Express Root Port

Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller

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

Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1

Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 3

Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller

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

Intel HM76 Express Chipset LPC Controller

Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub

Intel Integrated Rate Matching Hub