Ubuntu: Ubuntu 12.04 on Dell Studio 1558 Laptop? [duplicate]


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I was just wondering if it would be possible to put 12.04 on my Dell Studio 1558. I was poking around the Ubuntu website, and other websites and was unable to find any specific drivers for this model of laptop.

Does anyone know where I could find the appropriate drivers so I can get a better grip if ubuntu is right for me?

Thank you


I agree with the above answer. You should just be able to install it without any issues. The only problem I have ever had is with nvidea video cards and that was a while ago and, if I recall correctly, only on the install media not on the installation itself. I have found that as long as you can see, you can fix any problem with ubuntu. I did a quick poke-around and according to amazon your graphics card is radeon, here is a list of supported cards https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RadeonDriver. There is a slim possibility that you will not have the supported drivers for your wifi card, but ubuntu won't let you install without a connection so you'd know.


The best part is you are having Dell , What all you need to do is Install Ubuntu with consideration of Ubuntu System Architecture and after installation completes install all needed softwares and do -

sudo apt-get update  sudo apt-get upgrade  sudo apt-get dist-upgrade  

and then Ubuntu Software Center and click on edit and then Software Sources in that go to additional drivers as shown below -


and your driver consideration is done, it will automatically additional driver for wifi and Graphic card if needed.

Hope it solves your problem.


Dell machines have been pretty well supported on Ubuntu ever since Dell started selling laptops with Ubuntu pre-installed.

The only way to know for sure though is to run the live environment from a CD/DVD or USB.

Check out Ubuntu's guide to trying Ubuntu, and make sure you click "Try Ubuntu" first!

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