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.
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.
Dell: X19 (Legacy)

Hardware overview

This system was tested with these key components:


Intel Haswell-ULT HD Audio Controller

Intel Lynx Point-LP HD Audio Controller

Intel Lynx Point-LP HD Audio Controller

Intel Unknown


Dell A07

Dell X19


Atheros Communications Unknown


Dell Not Specified


Suyin Corp. Laptop_Integrated_Webcam_HD


Advanced Silicon S.A. HL-DT-ST DVD+/-RW GU70N

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


Dell Portable


Advanced Silicon S.A. TOSHIBA MQ01ABF050

Unknown TOSHIBA MQ01ABF050


Advanced Silicon S.A. AT Translated Set 2 keyboard

Unknown AT Translated Set 2 keyboard


Microsoft Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000


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


Advanced Silicon S.A. 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

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

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA Intel PCH Headphone

Unknown HDA Intel PCH Headphone Mic

Advanced Silicon S.A. Lid Switch

Unknown Lid Switch

Advanced Silicon S.A. Power Button

Unknown Power Button

Advanced Silicon S.A. Sleep Button

Unknown Sleep Button

Advanced Silicon S.A. 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 1

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


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


Dell Inspiron 3437

Dell Inspiron 5437


Advanced Silicon S.A. SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad

Unknown SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad


Intel Lynx Point-LP USB EHCI #1

Intel Lynx Point-LP USB xHCI HC


nVidia GK208M [GeForce GT 740M]

Intel Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller


Atheros Communications AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter