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 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit

Available from ubuntu.com

Certification notes

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.
Proprietary Drivers Required
Installation of proprietary NVidia video driver is required for full functionality.
BIOS
Alienware: A04 (UEFI)

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 GK106 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

Intel Haswell HD Audio Controller

Intel Lynx Point High Definition Audio Controller

nVidia Unknown

BIOS

Alienware A04

Alienware X19

Board

Alienware Not Specified

Cdrom

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

Unknown PLDS DVD+/-RW DL-8A4SH

Chassis

Alienware Desktop

Disk

Advanced Silicon S.A. WDC WD5000AAKX-75U6AA0

Unknown WDC WD5000AAKX-75U6AA0

Efi

American Megatrends Inc. EFI v2.31

Keyboard

LITE-ON Lite-On Technology Corp. USB Keyboard

Mouse

Advanced Silicon S.A. PixArt HP USB Optical Mouse

Primax Electronics, Ltd Unknown

Primax Electronics, Ltd Unknown

China Resource Semico Co., Ltd Unknown

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

Advanced Silicon S.A. phy0

Lite-On Technology Corp. Unknown

Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub

Intel Unknown

Intel Unknown

Processor

Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4570 CPU @ 3.20GHz

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

Video

nVidia GK106 [GeForce GTX 645 OEM]

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

Wireless

Advanced Silicon S.A. Unknown

Atheros Communications AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter