Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 3521

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The Dell Inspiron 3521 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 12.04.5 LTS 64-bit

Available from ubuntu.com

Certification notes

Updates required
This system requires all available updates to be applied in order to work properly.
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".
Legacy Boot Mode Required
This system was certified using Legacy Boot Mode for certification. The use of EFI or "Auto" boot modes may or may not work properly.
BIOS
Dell: A00 (Legacy)

Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS 64-bit

Available from ubuntu.com

Certification notes

There are no notes for this release.

BIOS
Dell: A00 (Legacy)

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit

Pre-installed by manufacturer

Certification notes

There are no notes for this release.

BIOS
Dell: A00 (Legacy)

Hardware overview

This system was tested with these key components:

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 A00

Bluetooth

Advanced Silicon S.A. hci0

None hci0

Atheros Communications AR3012

Board

Dell Type2 - Board Product Name1

Capture

Advanced Silicon S.A. Laptop_Integrated_Webcam_HD

None Laptop_Integrated_Webcam_HD

Microdia 0c45:648d

Cardreader

Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5129 Card Reader Controller

Cdrom

Advanced Silicon S.A. PLDS DVD+/-RW DU-8A4SH

None PLDS DVD+/-RW DU-8A4SH

Unknown PLDS DVD+/-RW DU-8A4SH

Chassis

Dell Portable

Disk

Advanced Silicon S.A. Hitachi HTS543232A7A384

Unknown Hitachi HTS543232A7A384

Keyboard

Advanced Silicon S.A. AT Translated Set 2 keyboard

None AT Translated Set 2 keyboard

Unknown AT Translated Set 2 keyboard

Network

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

Other

Advanced Silicon S.A. Dell WMI hotkeys

Unknown Dell WMI hotkeys

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA Intel PCH Front Headphone

Unknown HDA Intel PCH Front Headphone

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA Intel PCH HDMI/DP,pcm=3

None HDA Intel PCH HDMI/DP,pcm=3

Unknown HDA Intel PCH HDMI/DP,pcm=3

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA Intel PCH Mic

Unknown HDA Intel PCH Mic

Advanced Silicon S.A. Lid Switch

Unknown Lid Switch

Advanced Silicon S.A. Power Button

Unknown Power Button

Advanced Silicon S.A. Video Bus

Unknown Video Bus

Intel 3rd Gen Core processor 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 2

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

PNP None

None dell-wifi

Advanced Silicon S.A. phy0

Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub

Intel Integrated Rate Matching Hub

Processor

Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3217U CPU @ 1.80GHz

System

Dell Inspiron 3521

Touch

None SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad

Touchpad

Advanced Silicon S.A. SynPS/2 Synaptics 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

Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller

Wireless

Advanced Silicon S.A. Unknown

Atheros Communications AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter