Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 7537

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The Dell Inspiron 7537 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 works 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.
Screen rotation
Screen rotation is not working in performance mode. Rotation works well in powersaving mode.
Active Hard Drive Protection
Accelerometer and associated Active Hard Drive Protection are not working properly on this system.
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.
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: C35 (Legacy)

Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS 64-bit

Pre-installed by manufacturer

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.
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.
BIOS
Dell: X22 (Legacy)

Hardware overview

This system was tested with these key components:

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 C35

Dell X22

Bluetooth

Advanced Silicon S.A. hci0

Intel Unknown

Board

Dell 47L010

Dell Unknown

Capture

Advanced Silicon S.A. Laptop_Integrated_Webcam_HD

Microdia Unknown

Cardreader

Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Unknown

Chassis

Dell Portable

Disk

Advanced Silicon S.A. ST1000LX003-1CV164

Unknown ST1000LX003-1CV164

Keyboard

Advanced Silicon S.A. AT Translated Set 2 keyboard

Unknown AT Translated Set 2 keyboard

Network

Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller

Intel Unknown

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

Other

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 MID HDMI/DP,pcm=7

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA Intel MID HDMI/DP,pcm=8

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA Intel PCH Headphone Mic

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 SMBus Controller

Intel Lynx Point-LP HECI #0

Intel Lynx Point-LP LPC Controller

Advanced Silicon S.A. phy1

Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub

Intel Unknown

Processor

Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4500U CPU @ 1.80GHz

System

Dell Dell System Inspiron 15 7000 Series 7537

Dell Inspiron 7537

Touch

Advanced Silicon S.A. ELAN Touchscreen

Touchpad

Advanced Silicon S.A. SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad

Unknown SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad

Touchscreen

Elan Microelectronics Corp. Unknown

Usb

Intel Lynx Point-LP USB EHCI #1

Intel Lynx Point-LP USB xHCI HC

Video

nVidia GK107M [GeForce GT 750M]

Intel Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller

Wireless

Advanced Silicon S.A. Unknown

Intel Wireless 7260