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The official answer from Support still appears to be 7 days of software support and one year for hardware.
Interested to understand what people are using to manage and maintain Ubuntu laptops. For the large number of Mac OSX users, we have JAMF Casper but this does not support Linux. Solution can't be A... See more...
Interested to understand what people are using to manage and maintain Ubuntu laptops. For the large number of Mac OSX users, we have JAMF Casper but this does not support Linux. Solution can't be Ansible as the machines are mobile and not a fixed known IPs.  Interested to manage: - Full Disk Encryption - Firewall Configuration - Package distribution (Slack, Zoom, IntelliJ, etc) - Base setup / packages (to stabilise OS build and device drivers) What are people using? 
Wondering if there is a document that describes that correct set of drivers, packages, etc to reconfig a Precision 5520 with Ubuntu. Downloaded Recovery Image from Web site but this fails writing to ... See more...
Wondering if there is a document that describes that correct set of drivers, packages, etc to reconfig a Precision 5520 with Ubuntu. Downloaded Recovery Image from Web site but this fails writing to nvmen0 SSD device Seen the following with a native Ubuntu 16.04 ISO install: - Failure to write grub to /nvmen0 when attempting to use full disk encryption - Hang on boot (fixed by using acpi=off idle=nomwait from suggestion on reddit but not clear why needed) - Missing display resolutions (particularly a set between UHD and 1080) - Unable to see Wifi during initial install Some of the above I have fixed by: - Using Intel Kaby Lake microcode and Intel graphics drivers from o1.org - NVidia-378 drivers - libinput changes for touchpad  - Enabling above proprietary drivers rather than nouveau for XWindows - 1820 Wifi drivers (from dell image) Is there a good document that describes what Dell uses to factory build a machine and location of correct drivers? Haven't found this anywhere on Dell support site and Dell telephone support said they only support Linux for 7 days (!).