Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 5445


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The Dell Inspiron 5445 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: a AMD/ATI 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: A00 (Legacy)

Hardware overview

This system was tested with these key components:


Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Kaveri HDMI/DP Audio Controller

Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller

Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Hudson Azalia Controller

Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Unknown


Dell A00


Atheros Communications Unknown


Dell 014302


Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Integrated_Webcam_HD


Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH SD Flash Controller


Dell Portable


Unknown TOSHIBA MQ01ABD100


Unknown AT Translated Set 2 keyboard


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


Unknown Dell WMI hotkeys

Unknown HD-Audio Generic HDMI/DP,pcm=3

Unknown HD-Audio Generic Headphone Mic

Unknown Lid Switch

Unknown Power Button

Unknown Sleep Button

Unknown Video Bus

Advanced Micro Devices Hudson SATA Controller [AHCI mode]

Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5129 Card Reader Controller

Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub


AMD processor AMD A10-7300 Radeon R6, 10 Compute Cores 4C+6G


Dell Inspiron 5445


Unknown SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad


Advanced Micro Devices Hudson USB OHCI Controller

Advanced Micro Devices Hudson USB EHCI Controller

Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH USB XHCI Controller


Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Kaveri

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Topaz XT [Radeon R7 M260]


Atheros Communications AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter