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It's not the same model, but I have a realtek in my HP (RTS5229) and the Realtek drivers from here work perfectly.


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The Dell XPS 15-9530 works just fine on Ubuntu 14.04 out of the box. The multitouch screen however does NOT (as of 13.10) and if you're using a Nvidia card with optimus you'll probably want to install bumblebee but that's up to you. but if, as you say, you have no onboard GFX you'll be able to use it without any problems at all. If you do happen to have ...


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It is a mismatch between the kernel version and the bcmwl-kernel-source version provided by Dell. I would suggest you try the official Ubuntu version in the repositories. With a temporary working internet connection: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source If this does not work, then do: sudo apt-get remove bcmwl-kernel-source ...


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I looked over the hardware and it looks like they are exactly the same. Most of the hardware is intel which makes getting your drivers working a non-issue. If you get a Windows 8.1 based laptop you will have to work around getting UEFI Firmware Settings to allow you to install another operating. You Can normally find this setting to disable UEFI in the bios ...



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