EranHazout
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Are there any drivers for dell xps 9343 and ubuntu 16.04

I just moved from windows 10 to ubuntu 16.04 and can't find drivers on the dell website. the latest drivers for this laptop are related to 14.04, I guess some of them should work fine with 16.04 as well but which once?

I have many small problems which related to drivers. Bluetooth is not working, Screen is blinking etc`

Where can I find a complete drivers list? and a link for instructions would be appreciated.

 

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cloojure
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RE: Are there any drivers for dell xps 9343 and ubuntu 16.04

I have the 2014 XPS 13 (model 9333). It originally came with Ubuntu 12.04 (Dell version) installed.

I tried to do a built-in upgrade to 14.04, which crashed and left the laptop unusable.  I then did a clean install of 14.04 which worked great.  Just be sure that you select "Use Proprietary Drivers" during install. You can also find it via System Settings -> Software & Updates -> Additional Drivers.  On mine I see only 1 choice for "Processor microcode firmware" which I have checked. 

I have since upgraded to 15.04, 15.10, and now 16.04.1.   It is always recommended to backup your data (thoroughly!) and do a clean install, as this is much more reliable than an in-place upgrade.

Alan

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EranHazout
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RE: Are there any drivers for dell xps 9343 and ubuntu 16.04

I see that dell is promoting the new XPS developers edition with ubuntu 16.04.

Why not releasing an ISO or driver package for 16.04...?!

As a programmer, dell could be a good alternative for MacBook but they must align with the current versions of ubuntu and release a custom ISO with drivers and dell programs included.

Eran

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EranHazout
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RE: Are there any drivers for dell xps 9343 and ubuntu 16.04

Alan, did you use dell driver installer after a clean install? or only clean install of ubuntu 16.04 with additional drivers during the installation process?

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cloojure
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RE: Are there any drivers for dell xps 9343 and ubuntu 16.04

Only the clean 16.04 install.

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EranHazout
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RE: Are there any drivers for dell xps 9343 and ubuntu 16.04

Any problems? cursor blinking.. bad performance external screen ?

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cloojure
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RE: Are there any drivers for dell xps 9343 and ubuntu 16.04

Before the new drivers it basically didn't work.  After installing the drivers there was an annoying flicker of the mouse pointer which was cured by Ubuntu 15.10.  With the drivers and 15.10 I had 2 external monitors working great (1 on the D3100, 1 on the built-in port).

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cloojure
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EranHazout
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RE: Are there any drivers for dell xps 9343 and ubuntu 16.04

Thanks. Did you managed to find drivers for xps and ubuntu 16.04? or the 14.04 are good enough?

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