Ubuntu on Dell Alienware X51 R2

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The Dell Alienware X51 R2 desktop 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

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.

Proprietary Drivers Required

Installation of proprietary NVidia video driver is required for full functionality.

BIOS
Alienware: A04 (UEFI)

Hardware summary

This system was tested with these key components:

Processor

Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4570 CPU @ 3.20GHz

Video

nVidia GK106 [GeForce GTX 645 OEM]

Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller

Ethernet

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

Wireless

Atheros Communications AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter

Hardware details

Audio

nVidia GK106 HDMI Audio Controller

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 High Definition Audio Controller

nVidia Unknown

BIOS

Alienware A04

Board

Alienware Not Specified

Cdrom

Aquantia Corp. PLDS DVD+/-RW DL-8A4SH

Chassis

Alienware Desktop

Disk

Aquantia Corp. WDC WD5000AAKX-75U6AA0

Efi

American Megatrends Inc. EFI v2.31

Mouse

Primax Electronics, Ltd Unknown

China Resource Semico Co., Ltd Unknown

Network

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

Processor

Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4570 CPU @ 3.20GHz

Raid

Intel 82801 SATA Controller [RAID mode]

System

Alienware Alienware X51 R2

Usb

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

Video

nVidia GK106 [GeForce GTX 645 OEM]

Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller

Wireless

Atheros Communications AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter

Other

Aquantia Corp. HDA Intel HDMI HDMI/DP,pcm=3

Aquantia Corp. HDA Intel PCH Front Headphone

Aquantia Corp. HDA Intel PCH Front Mic

Aquantia Corp. HDA Intel PCH Line

Aquantia Corp. HDA Intel PCH Line Out CLFE

Aquantia Corp. HDA Intel PCH Line Out Front

Aquantia Corp. HDA Intel PCH Line Out Side

Aquantia Corp. HDA Intel PCH Line Out Surround

Aquantia Corp. HDA Intel PCH Rear Mic

Aquantia Corp. HDA NVidia HDMI/DP,pcm=3

Aquantia Corp. HDA NVidia HDMI/DP,pcm=7

Aquantia Corp. HDA NVidia HDMI/DP,pcm=8

Aquantia Corp. HDA NVidia HDMI/DP,pcm=9

Aquantia Corp. Power Button

Aquantia Corp. Video Bus

Intel 4th Gen Core Processor DRAM Controller

Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor PCI Express x16 Controller

Intel 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller

Intel 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1

Intel H87 Express LPC Controller

Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub

Intel Unknown

Intel Unknown