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

Revision as of 23:01, 3 January 2009


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 

Kernel

The stock Arch kernel works just fine.

Networking

Wired

Works out of the box.

Wireless

Broadcom Corporation BCM4311

First I installed yaourt: Yaourt

Then I installed the package broadcom-wl:

yaourt -S broadcom-wl

Then I edited the MODULES in the file /etc/rc.conf:

MODULES=(!b43 wl b44 ... )

!b43 means that this module shouldn't be loaded wl is the new module b44 is the wired network The sequence must be correct

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 (eg. wlan_profile) and edited it. Then I added the following line to /etc/rc.conf:

NETWORKS=(wlan_profile)



Modem

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

Xorg

Example Dell_Inspiron_1420/xorg.conf

Webcam

Install uvc from the community repo, and add your user to the video group

  pacman -S linux-uvc-svn

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.