Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 5423

The Dell Inspiron 5423 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 12.04.4 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.
Slow Resume from Suspend
This system does not not meet our performance criteria for resuming from suspend, but suspend/resume is functional and other functionality is not affected.
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.
Function keys
Video switch key does not work on this system, please use the "Displays" utility found in "System Settings" to control video modes.
Dell A08 (Legacy)

Hardware overview

This system was tested with these key components:

Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3517U CPU @ 1.90GHz
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Thames [Radeon HD 7550M/7570M/7650M]
Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller
Qualcomm Atheros AR8162 Fast Ethernet
Unknown Hitachi HTS543232A7A384
Intel 82801 Mobile SATA Controller [RAID mode]