Ubuntu on Dell Precision M2800


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The Dell Precision M2800 laptop 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

Hybrid Video
Some versions of this system come with two different graphics processors: an Intel UMA on-board adapter and an additional GPU from 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: A01 (Legacy)

Hardware overview

This system was tested with these key components:


Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio Controller

Intel 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset High Definition Audio Controller

Intel Haswell HD Audio Controller

Intel Lynx Point HD Audio Controller


Dell A01


Intel Unknown


Dell 0CYT5F


Microdia Unknown


O2 Micro, Inc. SD/MMC Card Reader Controller


Unknown PLDS DVD+/-RW DU-8A5HH


Dell Laptop


Unknown LITEONIT LCS-128M6S 2.5 7mm 128GB


Unknown AT Translated Set 2 keyboard

Unknown GlidePoint Virtual Touchpad


Intel Ethernet Connection I217-LM


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

Unknown HDA Intel PCH Dock Line Out

Unknown HDA Intel PCH Dock Mic

Unknown HDA Intel PCH Front Headphone

Unknown Lid Switch

Unknown Power Button

Unknown Sleep Button

Unknown Video Bus

Intel Lynx Point KT Controller

Advanced Silicon S.A. BCM5880 Secure Applications Processor with fingerprint swipe sensor

Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub

Intel Unknown

Intel Unknown


Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4810MQ CPU @ 2.80GHz


Intel 82801 Mobile SATA Controller [RAID mode]


Dell Precision M2800


Intel 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB EHCI #1

Intel 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB EHCI #2

Intel 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI


Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Mars XTX [Radeon HD 8790M]

Intel 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller


Intel Wireless 7260