Upgrading from Ubuntu 7.04
- Users of Ubuntu 7.04 will be offered an automatic upgrade to 7.10 via Update Manager. These upgrades to the latest version of Ubuntu will be entirely free of charge. For further information about upgrading, see here
- Before upgrading from Ubuntu 7.04 to Ubuntu 7.10, we recommend that all users read the release notes published by the Ubuntu team, which document caveats and workarounds for known issues. They are available here
- In addition to the known issues listed in the release notes above, please also refer to the table titled "Known Issues" below to find out more one the Dell specific issues with Ubuntu 7.10.
- If you would like a graphical tour of what's new in the Ubuntu 7.10 release, go here
Desktops and Notebooks with Ubuntu Desktop Edition 7.10
Factory Installation Details
Dell OS Reinstallation 7.10 DVD ISO
The Dell Linux Engineering team has a custom copy of the Ubuntu 7.10 Live CD available for download. It includes native system hardware support and many of the fixes listed below. The media will help you get the system installed and running with the necessary drivers. The goal of this media is to provide Dell customers who have not purchased Ubuntu 7.10 pre-installed on these systems with all of the fixes we apply to the factory-installation image.
Download Dell Ubuntu Image
DISCLAIMER: These images are unofficial Dell recovery media and are provided as-is. Do not call Dell Technical support with questions about this image, or software installed by this image, as they will not be able to help you. If you have any questions, please send an email to the Dell linux-desktops mailing list.
|Platform||Video card||File name||Size||md5sum|
|Inspiron 1420n||Intel X3100||ubuntu-dell-1420n-intelvideo-reinstall.iso||4312 MB||e5c861380109d097879c1b8c12f493c9|
|Inspiron 1420n||nVidia 8400M GS||ubuntu-dell-1420n-nvidiavideo-reinstall.iso||4317 MB||c65a10b9644f76245851d245a4de3bf8|
|Inspiron 530n||nVidia 8400M GS||ubuntu-dell-530n-nvidiavideo-reinstall.iso||4313 MB||6f791a370c461965c557f7998e29f342|
|Inspiron 530n||nVidia 8600M GT||ubuntu-dell-530n-nvidiavideo-reinstall.iso||4313 MB||6f791a370c461965c557f7998e29f342|
|XPS M1330n||nVidia 8400M GS||ubuntu-dell-M1330n-nvidiavideo-reinstall.iso||4314 MB||5970597b50dab5834c12376ada1ccede|
|XPS M1330n||Intel X3100||ubuntu-dell-M1330n-intelvideo-reinstall.iso||4310 MB||9b0c4e0b68d4c22e69170cc8ae24724e|
|Inspiron 1525n||Intel X3100||ubuntu-dell-1525n-intelvideo-reinstall.iso||4313 MB||2ee17c3e98f2a055ef6e2050ce7a9bcf|
For installation instructions, see here.
All of Dell's known open issues are being tracked via Launchpad.
|1||Gnome Display Manager Does Not Start After Distribution Upgrade||1420n|
|2||Compiz-Fusion Does Not Work With Intel 965GM Video Controllers||1420n, XPS M1330n, 1525n|
|3||Audio Failure After Resuming From Suspend And Hibernate||E1505n, 1420n, 1525n, XPS M1330n|
|4||Suspend And Hibernate Failures With nVidia 8400M Video||1420n, XPS M1330n|
|5||Connection locks/drops with ipw3945 wireless network module||1420n, XPS M1330n, 1525n|
|6||Built-in Digital Camera Does Not Work||1420n, XPS M1330n, 1525n|
|7||Capture Volume Low with External Microphone||1420n, XPS M1330n|
|8||Second Headphone Jack Does Not Work||1420n, XPS M1330n, 1525n|
|9||Built-in Digital Microphone Does Not Work||1420n, XPS M1330n, 1525n|
|10||New Conexant Modem Driver||E1505n, 1420n|
|11||External Mini USB Modem Driver||XPS M1330n|
|12||Built-in Analog Microphone Does Not Work||1525n|
|13||External Microphone Does Not Work||1525n|
|14||Sound Muted After Resuming from Suspend or Hibernate||1525n|
|15||Resume from Suspend Broken with newer BIOS||1525n|