I have a Dell Latitude E7240 as my work machine. It came with Ubuntu 12.04 pre-installed. I would like to upgrade to a later distro but it is important that I don't end up witha buggy machine a s a result.

Has anyone with a factory version of 12.04 dist-upgraded who can comment on it? Has it caused you any issues? Did you go to 14.04 or another distro? Do you use a docking station and does this work?

Are the Dell utilities overwritten or do they remain intact?


It should work nicely, it have done so on my Latitude E6510. But just in case download the driver package from dell:


Here on Ubuntu you can get a 12.04 image:


Those downloads is just in case Murphy raises his ugly head during upgrade. Your Dell utilities will only be replaced if there are newer updated drivers! Best of luck.

  • I managed to update alright but find that my machine no longer recognises the correct resolution for the monitor connected via the docking station. I've posted about it here: askubuntu.com/questions/593043/… If you could offer any advice I would be grateful. – Jack Mar 5 '15 at 14:58

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