Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 5437

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The Dell Inspiron 5437 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 14.04.1 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.

Proprietary Drivers Required

Installation of proprietary NVidia video driver is required for full functionality.

Touchpad gestures

3 or more finger touchpad gestures do not work on this system.

Touchpad gestures

From 2-finger touchpad gestures, only scrolling and tapping work 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.

HDMI audio

HDMI audio output option may not be available when your laptop is running on battery. This can be solved by rebooting you laptop with the adapter connected.

BIOS
Dell: A07 (Legacy)

Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS 64-bit

Pre-installed by manufacturer

Certification notes

Updates required

This system requires all available updates to be applied in order for USB 3.0 port to be recognized correctly.

BIOS
Dell: X19 (Legacy)

Hardware summary

This system was tested with these key components:

Processor

Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4010U CPU @ 1.70GHz

Video

nVidia GK208M [GeForce GT 740M]

Intel Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller

Ethernet

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

Wireless

Atheros Communications AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter

Hardware details

Audio

Intel Haswell-ULT HD Audio Controller

Intel Lynx Point-LP HD Audio Controller

Intel Lynx Point-LP HD Audio Controller

Intel Unknown

BIOS

Dell A07

Dell X19

Bluetooth

Atheros Communications Unknown

Board

Dell Not Specified

Capture

Suyin Corp. Laptop_Integrated_Webcam_HD

Cdrom

Dawicontrol Computersysteme GmbH HL-DT-ST DVD+/-RW GU70N

Unknown HL-DT-ST DVD+/-RW GU70N

Chassis

Dell Portable

Disk

Dawicontrol Computersysteme GmbH TOSHIBA MQ01ABF050

Unknown TOSHIBA MQ01ABF050

Keyboard

Dawicontrol Computersysteme GmbH AT Translated Set 2 keyboard

Unknown AT Translated Set 2 keyboard

Mouse

Microsoft Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000

Network

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

Processor

Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4010U CPU @ 1.70GHz

System

Dell Inspiron 3437

Dell Inspiron 5437

Touchpad

Dawicontrol Computersysteme GmbH SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad

Unknown SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad

Usb

Intel Lynx Point-LP USB EHCI #1

Intel Lynx Point-LP USB xHCI HC

Video

nVidia GK208M [GeForce GT 740M]

Intel Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller

Wireless

Atheros Communications AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter

Other

Dawicontrol Computersysteme GmbH Dell WMI hotkeys

Unknown Dell WMI hotkeys

Unknown HDA Intel HDMI HDMI/DP,pcm=3

Unknown HDA Intel HDMI HDMI/DP,pcm=7

Unknown HDA Intel HDMI HDMI/DP,pcm=8

Dawicontrol Computersysteme GmbH HDA Intel MID HDMI/DP,pcm=3

Dawicontrol Computersysteme GmbH HDA Intel PCH Headphone

Unknown HDA Intel PCH Headphone Mic

Dawicontrol Computersysteme GmbH Lid Switch

Unknown Lid Switch

Dawicontrol Computersysteme GmbH Power Button

Unknown Power Button

Dawicontrol Computersysteme GmbH Sleep Button

Unknown Sleep Button

Dawicontrol Computersysteme GmbH Video Bus

Unknown Video Bus

Intel Haswell-ULT DRAM Controller

Intel Lynx Point-LP SATA Controller 1 [AHCI mode]

Intel Lynx Point-LP PCI Express Root Port 5

Intel Lynx Point-LP SMBus Controller

Intel Lynx Point-LP HECI #0

Intel Lynx Point-LP LPC Controller

Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub

Intel Unknown