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Upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04 on Dell XPS 13 9310

I have Ubuntu 20.04 pre-installed on my Dell XPS 13 laptop. 
   I would like to know if an upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04 is possible now. 
  This latest version is LTS, so it is supposed to be accepted by Dell. 
     I would also like to know what is the best way to do it.

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I finally did and installed Ubuntu 22.04 with almost no problems. 
There is some incompatibility with some apps, but overall the process was quick and easy. 
By the way the new version has certain advantages and I think it's worth doing.

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I finally did and installed Ubuntu 22.04 with almost no problems. 
There is some incompatibility with some apps, but overall the process was quick and easy. 
By the way the new version has certain advantages and I think it's worth doing.

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I upgraded directly from Ubuntu on Software Update. 
I simply received a notice that allowed me to enter the process. 
 On the other hand you can from the terminal put the order: sudo apt upgrade, and it takes you to the same option.

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I also ran the USB installer to test it out, seems to work well on the 9310, but I'm worried about the ability to do firmware updates with the Dell Linux Assistant. I had a firmware update on the day of release, which indicated it addresses "Security Issues".

Has anyone been able to get the Dell Linux Assistant back on this laptop?

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Dell Linux Assistant doesn't work on Ubuntu 22.04 and I had to delete it. 
This does not affect the general update or the firmware. 
Anyway I think it's good to do the upgrade

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Thanks for the comment. Is this really the only issue in doing the upgrade? I suppose I can make a USB for a BIOS update when necessary. The OS upgrades and security improvements likely outweigh the ease of updating the BIOS.

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Yes, so far it is the only problem I had with the upgrade. 
  As for the BIOS, I don't think you should do the update via USB. 
 From what I see, the BIOS version on the Dell site is only for Ubuntu 20.04 and there are no BIOS updates for Ubuntu 22.04 yet. 
It would be good to consult with Dell support in this regard. 
  I think it would be better to wait for a new version from the Ubuntu update system itself and not proceed by yourself. 
  You could damage the whole system.

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According to Dell Support you can do a BIOS update via USB, but also directly over the internet. 
Do reboot with F12, it takes you to the BIOS and there the update is done with USB or direct internet. 
I think you already know this. 
In my case I already had the latest BIOS that I installed from the Ubuntu Update System

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Thank you, this is helpful. I'll do the upgrade today and test out the configuration.

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