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

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.
Updates required
This system requires all available updates to be applied in order to work properly.
BIOS
Dell: A06 (Legacy)

Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS 64-bit

Available from ubuntu.com

Certification notes

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: 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

Dell A06

Bluetooth

Advanced Silicon S.A. hci0

None hci0

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

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 HTS545050A7E380

Unknown Hitachi HTS545050A7E380

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

Unknown HDA Intel PCH HDMI/DP,pcm=3

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA Intel PCH Mic

None 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) i5-3317U CPU @ 1.70GHz

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

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Thames [Radeon HD 7500M/7600M Series] Radeon HD 7670M

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Thames [Radeon HD 7500M/7600M Series]

Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller

Wireless

Advanced Silicon S.A. Unknown

Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230