Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 3179


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The Dell Inspiron 3179 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 16.04 LTS 64-bit

Pre-installed by manufacturer

Testing details

This system was tested with 16.04 LTS, running the 4.4.0-23-generic kernel.

Certification notes

Bluetooth 4.0 HID

Bluetooth 4.0 HID devices are not working on this system

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: 1.0.0 (UEFI)

Hardware summary

This system was tested with these key components:


Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) m3-7Y30 CPU @ 1.00GHz


Intel Wireless 3165

Hardware details


Intel Unknown


Dell 1.0.0


Intel 8087:0a2a


Dell 000000


Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS522A PCI Express Card Reader


Dell Portable


Aquantia Corp. HGST HTS545050A7E680


American Megatrends Inc. EFI v2.50


Aquantia Corp. AT Translated Set 2 keyboard


Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) m3-7Y30 CPU @ 1.00GHz


Dell Inspiron 3179


Aquantia Corp. DELL074F:00 06CB:7D47

Aquantia Corp. SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad


Advanced Micro Devices 2.0 root hub


Intel Sunrise Point-LP USB 3.0 xHCI Controller


Intel Wireless 3165


Aquantia Corp. Dell WMI hotkeys

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

Aquantia Corp. HDA Intel PCH HDMI/DP,pcm=7

Aquantia Corp. HDA Intel PCH HDMI/DP,pcm=8

Aquantia Corp. HDA Intel PCH Headphone Mic

Aquantia Corp. Intel HID events

Aquantia Corp. Intel Virtual Button driver

Aquantia Corp. Lid Switch

Aquantia Corp. Power Button

Aquantia Corp. Sleep Button

Aquantia Corp. Video Bus

Intel Skylake Processor Thermal Subsystem

Intel Sunrise Point-LP SATA Controller [AHCI mode]

Intel Sunrise Point-LP PCI Express Root Port #6

Intel Sunrise Point-LP PMC

Intel Sunrise Point-LP SMBus

Intel Sunrise Point-LP Thermal subsystem

Intel Sunrise Point-LP CSME HECI #1

Intel Sunrise Point-LP Serial IO I2C Controller #0

Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub