Feedback on the Dell Inspiron 15R (N5110)

Asked by Jason Stephard on 2011-09-17

I have a bunch of problems installing both 32bit and 64bit versions of ubuntu 10.10 :(
first of all my nvidia geforce gt 525m graphics card is still not recognized after installing the apropriate drivers the system sugested.
after i install the system, i boot and install all the updates and drivers. after rebooting it freezes at Checking batery state.
The sound doesn't work.
please do something.

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2011-09-17
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2011-09-17
Jeff Lane (bladernr) said : #1

Hi,
Thanks for providing your feedback about this particular model. For the release that you are using, this model is certified as "Ubuntu Certified (Pre-installed only)". This certification ensures that the model works correctly with the pre-installed version that came with this model. It is not guaranteed that the system works perfectly with the Ubuntu version that you download from www.ubuntu.com

Now, more specifically, the nVidia and ATI graphics available on these models is not supported with the pre-install image, only the Intel graphics are supported. (The system comes with a hybrid graphics card that combines an Intel graphics chip with one from nVidia or ATI).

Also, 10.10 is fairly old at this point and this system did not pass certification for 11.04. You could try the latest 11.10 image and let us know if that gets you going. 11.10 will be released in about a month from now, and may contain fixes that will resolve at least some of these problems (like sound) that you are having.

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