Ubuntu on Dell Vostro 5560


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The Dell Vostro 5560 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 12.04.2 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.
Hibernate is not working on this system
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.
Dell: X12 (Legacy)

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit

Pre-installed by manufacturer

Certification notes

Hibernate may fail on this system
Dell: X12 (Legacy)

Hardware overview

This system was tested with these key components:


Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller

Intel Panther Point High Definition Audio Controller


Dell X12


Advanced Silicon S.A. dell-bluetooth

Advanced Silicon S.A. hci0

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


Dell T5E3C1


Advanced Silicon S.A. USB HD Webcam

Acer Unknown


Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5229 PCI Express Card Reader

Generic- SD/M.S.


Advanced Silicon S.A. MATSHITA DVD+/-RW UJ8C2 Q


Dell Portable


Advanced Silicon S.A. ST500LT012-9WS142


Advanced Silicon S.A. AT Translated Set 2 keyboard


Advanced Silicon S.A. USB Optical Mouse

Primax Electronics, Ltd HP Optical Mouse


Qualcomm Atheros AR8161 Gigabit Ethernet


Advanced Silicon S.A. Dell WMI hotkeys

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

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA Intel PCH Headphone

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA Intel PCH Mic

Advanced Silicon S.A. Lid Switch

Advanced Silicon S.A. Power Button

Advanced Silicon S.A. Sleep Button

Advanced Silicon S.A. Video Bus

Intel 7 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller [AHCI mode]

Advanced Silicon S.A. dell-wifi

Advanced Silicon S.A. phy0

Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub

Intel Integrated Rate Matching Hub


Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3120M CPU @ 2.50GHz


Dell Vostro 5560


Advanced Silicon S.A. ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad


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


nVidia GF117M [GeForce 610M/710M / GT 620M/625M/630M/720M] GeForce GT 630M

nVidia GF117M [GeForce 610M/710M / GT 620M/625M/630M/720M]

Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller


Advanced Silicon S.A. Unknown

Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230