Feedback on the Dell XPS 13 9370 - Italia 13

Asked by HankB on 2018-09-24

Your page at https://certification.ubuntu.com/hardware/201712-26038/ states Intel WiFi for the Dell XPS 13 9370. This is incorrect. It is Killer 1435. You may confirm at https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-laptops/xps-13/spd/xps-13-9370-laptop. That WiFi module also includes the Bluetooth radio so that information is also wrong.

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #1

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HankB (hbarta) said : #2

The inaccurate information on the page remains.

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HankB (hbarta) said : #3

Specifically, the WiFi and integrated bluetooth hardware is Killer 1435.

The processor can be Intel i7-8550U:
processor : 7
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 6
model : 142
model name : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8550U CPU @ 1.80GHz
stepping : 10
microcode : 0x96
cpu MHz : 1432.653
cache size : 8192 KB
physical id : 0
siblings : 8
core id : 3
cpu cores : 4
apicid : 7
initial apicid : 7
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 22
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat
pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx pdpe1gb
rdtscp lm constant_tsc art arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl xtopology
nonstop_tsc cpuid aperfmperf tsc_known_freq pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor
ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 sdbg fma cx16 xtpr pdcm pcid sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic
movbe popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes xsave avx f16c rdrand lahf_lm abm
3dnowprefetch cpuid_fault epb invpcid_single pti ssbd ibrs ibpb stibp
tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid fsgsbase tsc_adjust bmi1 avx2 smep
bmi2 erms invpcid mpx rdseed adx smap clflushopt intel_pt xsaveopt xsavec
xgetbv1 xsaves dtherm ida arat pln pts hwp hwp_notify hwp_act_window
hwp_epp flush_l1d
bugs : cpu_meltdown spectre_v1 spectre_v2 spec_store_bypass l1tf
bogomips : 3984.00
clflush size : 64
cache_alignment : 64
address sizes : 39 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management:

Another option for the SSD is Toshiba:
nvme-subsys0 - NQN=nqn.2017-03.jp.co.toshiba:KXG50ZNV512G NVMe TOSHIBA
512GB:289S1190T3ZQ
\
 +- nvme0 pcie 0000:6e:00.0
root@rocinante:/home/hbarta#

On Tue, Oct 9, 2018 at 7:31 AM Hank Barta <email address hidden> wrote:

> The inaccurate information on the page remains.
>
> On Tue, Oct 9, 2018 at 3:32 AM Launchpad Janitor <
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>> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu-certification/+question/674332
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> '93 R100R w/ Velorex 700 (MBD starts...)
> '95 Miata - "OUR LC"
> polish visor: apply squashed bugs, rinse, repeat
> Beautiful Sunny Winfield, Illinois
>

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'03 BMW F650CS - hers
'98 Dakar K12RS - "BABY K" grew up.
'93 R100R w/ Velorex 700 (MBD starts...)
'95 Miata - "OUR LC"
polish visor: apply squashed bugs, rinse, repeat
Beautiful Sunny Winfield, Illinois

Po-Hsu Lin (cypressyew) said : #4

Hello,
thanks for reporting this issue,

To be precise, the Dell product page referred here should be the Ubuntu preloaded "developer edition" [1].
And we do have several Ubuntu preloaded XPS 13 laptops that ship with the Killer wifi chip [2].

Indeed, this is differ from the Wifi chip listed on Dell's website a "Killer 1435 802.11ac 2x2 and Bluetooth" combo card.

But don't worry, the card is still the same, it's just the name.
This is probably caused by the PCI ID database, this family tree (for chips with PCI ID 168c:003e) was called Killer N1525 at the very beginning. And it's now called "QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter"

I have proposed a fix to this database, to make this specific chip identified as "Killer 1435 Wireless-AC".

Cheers

[1] https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/dell-laptops-and-notebooks/xps-13-developer-edition/spd/xps-13-9370-laptop/cax13w10p2c606ubuntu
[2] https://certification.ubuntu.com/hardware/201708-25695/

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