Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 3646


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The Dell Inspiron 3646 desktop with the components described below has been awarded the status of certified pre-install 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

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.
Dell: A00 (Legacy)

Hardware overview

This system was tested with these key components:


Intel ValleyView High Definition Audio Controller

Intel Unknown


Dell A00


Atheros Communications Unknown


Dell Type2 - Board Product Name1


Unknown PLDS DVD+/-RW DH-16AES


Dell Desktop


Unknown ST500DM002-1BD142


Lenovo Unknown


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


Unknown Dell AIO WMI hotkeys

Unknown HDA Intel PCH Front Headphone

Unknown HDA Intel PCH Front Mic

Unknown HDA Intel PCH HDMI/DP,pcm=3

Unknown HDA Intel PCH Line

Unknown HDA Intel PCH Line Out

Unknown HDA Intel PCH Rear Mic

Unknown Power Button

Unknown Sleep Button

Unknown Video Bus

Intel ValleyView SSA-CUnit

Intel ValleyView SMBus Controller

Intel ValleyView SEC

Intel ValleyView Power Control Unit

Intel ValleyView 6-Port SATA AHCI Controller

Intel ValleyView PCI Express Root Port

Intel ValleyView PCI Express Root Port

Intel ValleyView PCI Express Root Port

Lite-On Technology Corp. Unknown

Genesys Logic, Inc USB-2.0 4-Port HUB

Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub


Intel Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU J2900 @ 2.41GHz


Dell Inspiron 3646


Intel ValleyView USB xHCI Host Controller


Intel ValleyView Gen7


Atheros Communications AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter