chemdream
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Dell XPS15 9550 Ubuntu 16.04

Anyone Successfully install Ubuntu 16.04 on an XPS15 9550?

I have 15.10 working great. It took a lot of work to get it working this good.

When trying to upgrade my kernel to 4.5, it was unbootable. That's why I'm hesitant. 

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GradioBohio
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RE: Dell XPS15 9550 Ubuntu 16.04

It took a lot of effort to install 14.04 on this machine. I'm not sure if it would be easier to do so for 16.04. I don't really want to touch those system settings/

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chemdream
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RE: Dell XPS15 9550 Ubuntu 16.04

Actually it went smoothly! I even got it to dual boot and upgraded to kernel 4.5.2!
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GradioBohio
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RE: Dell XPS15 9550 Ubuntu 16.04

Did you have to disable the fast boot option while doing so? I've heard the intel rapid cache does not work with ubuntu

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webaba
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RE: Dell XPS15 9550 Ubuntu 16.04

It works well, there are some tweaks to make it usable on a daily basis, I blogged an optmization tutorial for it here:

seb.mamessier.com/dell-xps-15-9550-ubuntu-16-04

Have fun

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chemdream
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RE: Dell XPS15 9550 Ubuntu 16.04

I did disable it. But I'm not sure I had to.

My first attempt failed. Because I was at Ubuntu 15.10 (no windows)

I wiped the drive, installed WIndows 10, updated the firmware/bios, then set bios to factory default.

That's when things got weird.

So I removed RAID support and re-enabled UEDI access from the OS.

Re-installed Windows 10 and all it's drivers. Then Installed Ubuntu, enabled proprietary drives, installed kernel 4.5.2. All is working great!

My only complaint is the trackpad. I had it perfect before. I can't remember what I did...

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GradioBohio
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RE: Dell XPS15 9550 Ubuntu 16.04

Thank you very much guys

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