I recently bought an XPS 15z hoping to install Ubuntu. However, I have had nothing but trouble with this hardware. Most USB and CD/DVD Live sessions fail with either blank screen or initramfs failures.
Finally, I was able to get 10.04 and 11.04 to install but with major issues. For 10.04, my screen is at a much lower resolution, wired/wireless interfaces are not recognized, and trackpad is not recognized. For 11.04, my screen's native resolution (1080p) is recognized, and the wireless interface is recognized, but my trackpad (trackpad!) still is not recognized. To make matters worse, allowing the update manager to update all available packages makes the machine unbootable with a blank screen after the initial splash.
1) Is it unrealistic to expect new hardware like this to be supported?
2) Do I report these as launchpad bugs? What output will I need? (dmesg shows no obvious errors)