In order to install Ubuntu on the XPS 7590 (I've heard the same was true for the 9570 as well) you have to open the boot menu and modify BIOS settings to turn "Secure Boot" off and to switch SATA mode from RAID to AHCI.

Doing the above I was able to fully install Ubuntu 18.04, however I needed a hard-wired internet connection to handle any downloads/updates because, under the WiFi settings no networks were available and I was instead greeted by the message "No WiFi Adapter Found". None of the existing answers on this forum, StackOverflow, or even working with Dell Support were able to solve this issue for me.


The Dell XPS 7590 ships with the Killer AX1650 WiFi module which, at the time of this posting, is not supported at install for Ubuntu 16.04+. After banging my head against the wall and contemplating reinstalling Windows to check if there was a hardware issue with the WiFi module, I finally stumbled upon the answer here.

The XPS 7590 is a beautiful machine, so I hope this helps someone.

  • did you fixed it? how will it behave with kernel upgrades? (I wish to buy one as well and I'm a little worried particularly for the UHD display) – lrkwz Jul 11 at 14:12
  • Yes, this answer fixed the issue. I posted the question and answer simply to spread the word. How it behaves with kernel upgrades will remain to be seen, but I am not anticipating further issues. – Lord Arryn Jul 11 at 21:07
  • You should accept.your own answer I guess – lrkwz Jul 12 at 15:32

Try this. Just a suggestion.

Open terminal. Type the following:

sudo ubuntu-drivers


sudo reboot

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