Recently I upgraded from Macbook Pro Mid 2012 to Dell XPS 15 9570, with a 8th Gen Core i7-8750H, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB M.2 2280 PCIe SSD and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti this thing is straight up beast. I went with FHD version instead 4k and with 400nits screen brightness (> MBP 2018) and its get really bright.
Samples RED Blue Orange Mix
I will not be dual booting so we will wipe the the entire system clean so keep a backup of of your data .
- Download Ubuntu 18.04 or 18.10.
- Flash the USB with Etcher.
- After flashing reboot & as you see DELL logo press F2 to enter Setup.
- Go to System Configuration.
- Then to SATA Operations.
- Change it AHCI && apply .
- Then go to Secure Boot and disable it and exit .
- As you see the DELL logo press F12 to enter one-time boot menu
- Select the USB and proceed with installer.
- On installation select Normal && Install third party software.. && configure secure boot enter the password and remember it.
- Proceed to Installation type and select the erase disk and install ubuntu, encrypt it if you want.
- Proceed with installation and reboot, you should see a blue screen.
- Select enroll MOK–>continue–> enter the secure boot password from installer && enable secure boot && reboots.
Open up a terminal && run the following
sudo apt install curl && sudo bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/JackHack96/dell-xps-9570-ubuntu-respin/master/xps-tweaks.sh)"
Above are collection of scripts and tweaks to make Ubuntu 18.04 /18.10 run smooth on Dell XPS 15 9570 by JackHack96
sudo gpasswd -a $USER input
Log out && Log back in
sudo apt-get install xdotool wmctrl libinput-tools git make
git clone https://github.com/bulletmark/libinput-gestures.git
Configure and Start
The default gestures are in
/etc/libinput-gestures.conf. If you want to create your own custom gestures then copy that file to
~/.config/libinput-gestures.conf and edit it. The available gestures are:
- swipe up (e.g. map to GNOME/KDE/etc move to next workspace)
- swipe down (e.g map to GNOME/KDE/etc move to prev workspace)
- swipe left (e.g. map to Web browser go forward)
- swipe right (e.g. map to Web browser go back)
- pinch in (e.g. map to GNOME open/close overview)
- pinch out (e.g. map to GNOME open/close overview)
Battery life is great with 13-15 hour*(estimated i never went below 60% with full brightness and was up for 4-5 hours).
Almost everything works except the fingerprint scanner, performance is great too.