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



Question:

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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


Solution:1

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.


Solution:2

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 -

here

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

Hope it solves your problem.


Solution:3

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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