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The following is what I have found while using Arch on my Inspiron 1521. User experience may vary.
 
The following is what I have found while using Arch on my Inspiron 1521. User experience may vary.
  
 
==Hardware Specifications==
 
==Hardware Specifications==
*'''Model:''' Dell Inspiron 1521
 
*'''Processor:'''
 
**Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo T5850 (2 x 2.16GHz, 667Mhz FSB, 2MB L2 Shared Cache, 32-bit/64-bit) ''or''
 
**Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo T7100 (2 x 1.8GHz, 800Mhz FSB, 2MB L2 Shared Cache, 32-bit/64-bit) ''or''
 
**Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo T5450 (2 x 1.6GHz, 667Mhz FSB, 2MB L2 Shared Cache, 32-bit/64-bit)
 
*'''Memory:''' 3GB 667MHz DDR2 or
 
*'''Memory:''' 2GB 667MHz DDR2
 
*'''Video Card:'''
 
**128MB nVidia GeForce 8400M GS ''or''
 
**Intel Corporation Mobile X3100 Integrated Graphics Controller
 
*'''Hard Drive:''' Hitachi HTS72201 SATA 160GB/120GB 5400 or 7200 RPM
 
*'''Optical Drive:''' TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-L632H
 
*'''Display:''' Anti-glare 14.1" WXGA (1280x800) or Glossy High Resolution (1440x900)
 
*'''Network Adapter:''' Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5906M Fast Ethernet PCI Express
 
*'''Wireless Adapter:'''
 
**Broadcom Corporation BCM4310 USB Controller ''or''
 
**Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
 
*'''Sound:''' Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller
 
*'''Cardbus:''' Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II
 
*'''USB1:''' Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller
 
*'''USB2:''' Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller
 
*'''Firewire:''' Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller
 
*'''SD Host Controller:''' Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter
 
*'''Integrated Webcam:''' OmniVision Technologies, Inc. 2 Megapixel Webcam
 
  
 
=== lspci Output===
 
=== lspci Output===
  00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub (rev 0c)
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  00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 Host Bridge
  00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 PCI Express Root Port (rev 0c)
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  00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (Internal gfx)
  00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Contoller #4 (rev 02)
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  00:05.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 1)
  00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 02)
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  00:07.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 3)
  00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
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  00:12.0 SATA controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 Non-Raid-5 SATA
  00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 02)
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  00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI0)
  00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
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  00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI1)
  00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
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  00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI2)
  00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 02)
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  00:13.3 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI3)
  00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 6 (rev 02)
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  00:13.4 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI4)
  00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
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  00:13.5 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB Controller (EHCI)
  00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
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  00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 14)
  00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
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  00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 IDE
  00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
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00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
  00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev f2)
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  00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 PCI to LPC Bridge
  00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller (rev 02)
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  00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
  00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller (rev 02)
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  00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
  00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA AHCI Controller (rev 02)
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  00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
  00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
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  00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
  01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 8400M GS (rev a1)
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  00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
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  01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS690M [Radeon X1200 Series]
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03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
 
  03:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05)
 
  03:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05)
 
  03:01.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
 
  03:01.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
  03:01.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller (rev 12)
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  03:01.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 12)
03:01.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 12)
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  03:01.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev 12)
  03:01.4 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev ff)
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  0b:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01)
  09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5906M Fast Ethernet PCI Express (rev 02)
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0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4310 USB Controller (rev 01)
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===lsusb Output===
 
===lsusb Output===
  Bus 004 Device 003: ID 05a9:2640 OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
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  Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002   
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002
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Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 
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Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 
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Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 
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Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001  
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  Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001   
 
  Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001   
 
  Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001   
 
  Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001   
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Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 
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Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 
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Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001
  
===lshw Output===
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==Installation==
lshw output can be found [[Dell Inspiron 1420/lshw|here]].
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I worked through this HowTo: [[Beginners_Guide]]
00:00.0 Class 0600: Intel Corporation|Mobile Memory Controller Hub (unknown)
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00:01.0 Class 0604: Intel Corporation|Mobile PCI Express Root Port (unknown)
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00:1a.0 Class 0c03: Intel Corporation|USB UHCI Controller #4 (unknown)
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00:1a.1 Class 0c03: Intel Corporation|USB UHCI Controller #5 (unknown)
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00:1a.7 Class 0c03: Intel Corporation|USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (unknown)
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00:1b.0 Class 0403: Intel Corp.|ICH8 HD Audio DID (snd-hda-intel)
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00:1c.0 Class 0604: Intel Corporation|PCI Express Port 1 (unknown)
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00:1c.1 Class 0604: Intel Corporation|PCI Express Port 2 (unknown)
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00:1c.3 Class 0604: Intel Corporation|PCI Express Port 4 (unknown)
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00:1c.5 Class 0604: Intel Corporation|PCI Express Port 6 (unknown)
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00:1d.0 Class 0c03: Intel Corporation|USB UHCI Controller #1 (unknown)
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00:1d.1 Class 0c03: Intel Corporation|USB UHCI Controller #2 (unknown)
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00:1d.2 Class 0c03: Intel Corporation|USB UHCI Controller #3 (unknown)
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00:1d.7 Class 0c03: Intel Corporation|USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (unknown)
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00:1e.0 Class 0604: Intel Corp.|82801 Hub Interface to PCI Bridge (hw_random)
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00:1f.0 Class 0601: Intel Corporation|Mobile LPC Interface Controller (unknown)
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00:1f.1 Class 0101: Intel Corporation|Mobile IDE Controller (piix)
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00:1f.2 Class 0106: Intel Corporation|Mobile SATA Controller cc=AHCI (ahci)
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00:1f.3 Class 0c05: Intel Corporation|SMBus Controller (i2c-i801)
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01:00.0 Class 0300: Intel Corporation|SMBus Controller (vesa)
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03:01.0 Class 0c00: Intel Corporation|SMBus Controller (unknown)
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03:01.1 Class 0805: Ricoh Co Ltd.|SD Card reader (unknown)
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03:01.2 Class 0880: Ricoh Co Ltd.|R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (unknown)
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03:01.3 Class 0880: Ricoh Co Ltd.|xD-Picture Card Controller (unknown)
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09:00.0 Class 0200: Ricoh Co Ltd.|xD-Picture Card Controller (unknown)
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0c:00.0 Class 0280: Intel Corporation|PRO/Wireless 3945ABG (ipw3945)
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All works flawlessly
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==Kernel==
 
==Kernel==
The stock Arch kernel works just fine.<br /><br />
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The stock Arch kernel works just fine.
A working custom kernel configuration with tuxonice patches applied can be found [[Dell Inspiron 1420/kernel|here]].
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==Networking==
 
==Networking==
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My Network was extremely slow. This was caused by an IPv6 problem.
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After adding the following line in the {{ic|/etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf}} everything was ok.
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alias net-pf-10 off
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===Wired===
 
===Wired===
Works out of the box. The BCM5906M uses the tg3 (Tigon 3) kernel module which was loaded automatically for me. If it doesn't, try loading it manually with:
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Works out of the box.  
modprobe tg3
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===Wireless===
 
===Wireless===
====Broadcom Corporation BCM4310 USB Controller====
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====Broadcom Corporation BCM4311====
Download the for the device [http://ftp.us.dell.com/network/Dell_multi-device_A17_R174291.exe here].
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Install {{AUR|broadcom-wl}} from [[AUR]].
There is also another file named R17492 instead. Don't download this file, it is the vista version of this driver and did not work for me.<br />
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You'll need unzip to unpack the .exe file and ndiswrapper to use it, so go ahead and install via pacman:
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pacman -Sy unzip ndiswrapper
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Go to where you downloaded the driver and run the following commands:
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mkdir driver
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unzip -d driver/ Dell_multi-device_A17_R174291.exe
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cd driver/DRIVER_US/
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These commands will extract the .exe file into it's own directory and place you in a subdirectory named DRIVER_US. Next, run:
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ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf
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ndiswrapper -l
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If you did everything correctly, the output should read something along the lines of:
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bcmwl5 : driver installed
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device (14E4:4315) present
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====Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection====
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For getting the network up automatically, I copied the file {{ic|/etc/network.d/examples/wpa.example}} (take the example file for your use case)
  pacman -S iwlwifi iwlwifi-4965-ucode
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into the directory {{ic|/etc/network.d/}} and renamed it (e.g. {{ic|wlan_profile}}) and edited it.
Will install the drivers for Wireless. Make sure to add iwl3945 to the modules array in your /etc/rc.conf. I am using the networkmanager daemon with very few problems.
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Then I added the following line to {{ic|/etc/rc.conf}}:
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NETWORKS=(wlan_profile)
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And added the following daemon in the {{ic|/etc/rc.conf}}:
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DAEMONS=( ... net-profiles ... )
  
 
===Modem===
 
===Modem===
I have not tried the modem to see if it works. I know that the 1420N (Pre-loaded with Ubuntu) has drivers for it but I don't know if the code for that is open or not. More to follow.
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I have not tried the modem to see if it works.
 
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==Xorg==
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Example [[Dell_Inspiron_1420/xorg.conf]]
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==Webcam==
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Install uvc from the community repo, and add your user to the video group
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  pacman -S linux-uvc-svn
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There is currently a problem with the version of gstreamer included with Arch so anything that uses gstreamer to get video will fail. But applications like Ekiga and Skype will work just fine.
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Revision as of 11:38, 1 October 2013

The following is what I have found while using Arch on my Inspiron 1521. User experience may vary.

Hardware Specifications

lspci Output

00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 Host Bridge
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (Internal gfx)
00:05.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 1)
00:07.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 3)
00:12.0 SATA controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 Non-Raid-5 SATA
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI0)
00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI1)
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI2)
00:13.3 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI3)
00:13.4 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI4)
00:13.5 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB Controller (EHCI)
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 14)
00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 IDE
00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 PCI to LPC Bridge
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS690M [Radeon X1200 Series]
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
03:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05)
03:01.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
03:01.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 12)
03:01.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev 12)
0b:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01)

lsusb Output

Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002  
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001  
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001  
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001  
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001  
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 

Installation

I worked through this HowTo: Beginners_Guide

Kernel

The stock Arch kernel works just fine.

Networking

My Network was extremely slow. This was caused by an IPv6 problem. After adding the following line in the /etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf everything was ok.

alias net-pf-10 off

Wired

Works out of the box.

Wireless

Broadcom Corporation BCM4311

Install broadcom-wlAUR from AUR.

For getting the network up automatically, I copied the file /etc/network.d/examples/wpa.example (take the example file for your use case) into the directory /etc/network.d/ and renamed it (e.g. wlan_profile) and edited it. Then I added the following line to /etc/rc.conf:

NETWORKS=(wlan_profile)

And added the following daemon in the /etc/rc.conf:

DAEMONS=( ... net-profiles ... )

Modem

I have not tried the modem to see if it works.