Ubuntu on Dell Alienware X51 R2

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The Dell Alienware X51 R2 desktop 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 14.04.2 LTS 64-bit

Available from ubuntu.com

Certification notes

Proprietary Drivers Required
Installation of proprietary NVidia video driver is required for full functionality.
Hibernate
Hibernate is not working on this system
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
Alienware: A07 (Legacy)

Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS 64-bit

Pre-installed by manufacturer

Certification notes

There are no notes for this release.

BIOS
Alienware: X19 (Legacy)

Hardware overview

This system was tested with these key components:

Audio

nVidia GK104 HDMI Audio Controller

Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio Controller

Intel 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset High Definition Audio Controller

nVidia GK104 HDMI Audio Controller

Intel Haswell HD Audio Controller

Intel Lynx Point High Definition Audio Controller

BIOS

Alienware A07

Alienware X19

Board

Alienware Not Specified

Cdrom

Advanced Silicon S.A. HL-DT-ST DVDRW/BDROM CA40N

Unknown HL-DT-ST DVDRW/BDROM CA40N

Chassis

Alienware Desktop

Disk

ADATA ADATA USB Flash Drive

Advanced Silicon S.A. LITEONIT LMS-32L6M mSATA 32GB

ADATA USB Flash Drive

Advanced Silicon S.A. WDC WD5000AAKX-75U6AA0

Unknown WDC WD5000AAKX-75U6AA0

Keyboard

Advanced Silicon S.A. Lite-On Technology Corp. Lenovo Low Profile USB Keyboard

Mouse

Advanced Silicon S.A. Logitech USB Optical Mouse

Logitech, Inc. M90/M100 Optical Mouse

Topro Technology, Inc. USB Mouse

Network

Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller

Other

Unknown HDA Intel HDMI HDMI/DP,pcm=3

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA Intel PCH Front Headphone

Unknown HDA Intel PCH Front Headphone

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA Intel PCH Front Mic

Unknown HDA Intel PCH Front Mic

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA Intel PCH Line

Unknown HDA Intel PCH Line

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA Intel PCH Line Out CLFE

Unknown HDA Intel PCH Line Out CLFE

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA Intel PCH Line Out Front

Unknown HDA Intel PCH Line Out Front

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA Intel PCH Line Out Side

Unknown HDA Intel PCH Line Out Side

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA Intel PCH Line Out Surround

Unknown HDA Intel PCH Line Out Surround

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA Intel PCH Rear Mic

Unknown HDA Intel PCH Rear Mic

Unknown HDA NVidia HDMI/DP,pcm=3

Unknown HDA NVidia HDMI/DP,pcm=7

Unknown HDA NVidia HDMI/DP,pcm=8

Unknown HDA NVidia HDMI/DP,pcm=9

Advanced Silicon S.A. Power Button

Unknown Power Button

Advanced Silicon S.A. Video Bus

Unknown Video Bus

Intel 4th Gen Core Processor DRAM Controller

Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor PCI Express x16 Controller

Intel 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller

Intel 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1

Intel H87 Express LPC Controller

Primax Electronics, Ltd Unknown

Lenovo Unknown

Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub

Dell Computer Corporation DW1550

Intel Unknown

Intel Unknown

Processor

Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770 CPU @ 3.40GHz

Raid

Intel 82801 SATA Controller [RAID mode]

System

Alienware Alienware X51 R2

Usb

Intel 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB EHCI #1

Intel 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB EHCI #2

Intel 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI

A-DATA Technology Co., Ltd. Superior S102 Pro

Video

nVidia GK104 [GeForce GTX 670] GK104 [GeForce GTX 760 Ti OEM]

Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller

Wireless

Broadcom BCM4352 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter