Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 5551

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The Dell Inspiron 5551 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 14.04 LTS 64-bit

Pre-installed by manufacturer

Testing details

This system was tested with 14.04 LTS, running the 3.13.0-38-generic kernel.

Certification notes

Webcam 960x540 resolution not supported

The webcam does not support the lowest resolution of 960x540. Please select a higher resolution as default.

BIOS
Dell: X13 (UEFI)

Hardware summary

This system was tested with these key components:

Processor

Intel Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU N3540 @ 2.16GHz

Video

Intel ValleyView Gen7

Wireless

Intel Wireless 7265

Hardware details

Audio

Intel ValleyView High Definition Audio Controller

Intel ValleyView High Definition Audio Controller

BIOS

Dell X13

Bluetooth

Intel 8087:0a2a

Board

Dell Type2 - Board Product Name1

Capture

Sunplus Innovation Technology Inc. Integrated_Webcam_HD

Cardreader

Generic USB2.0-CRW

Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5129 Card Reader Controller

Cdrom

Aquantia Corp. HL-DT-ST DVD+/-RW GU90N

Chassis

Dell Portable

Disk

Aquantia Corp. ST500LT012-1DG142

Efi

Dell EFI v2.31

Keyboard

Aquantia Corp. AT Translated Set 2 keyboard

Mouse

Aquantia Corp. PS/2 Generic Mouse

Processor

Intel Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU N3540 @ 2.16GHz

System

Dell Inspiron 5551

Touchscreen

Elan Microelectronics Corp. 04f3:20b5

Usb

Intel ValleyView USB xHCI Host Controller

Video

Intel ValleyView Gen7

Wireless

Intel Wireless 7265

Other

Aquantia Corp. Dell WMI hotkeys

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

Aquantia Corp. HDA Intel PCH Headphone Mic

Aquantia Corp. Lid Switch

Aquantia Corp. Power Button

Aquantia Corp. Sleep Button

Aquantia Corp. 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

TERMINUS TECHNOLOGY INC. Hub

Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub