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Silencing of disturbingly loud D620 PC-Speaker
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== Recommendations ==
  To permanently disable the PC speaker, add this to /etc/rc.local on the last line "modprobe -r pcspkr"
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The D620 has an awfully loud PC speaker. To disable it, ensure the module <tt>pcspkr</tt> isn't loaded during bootup in rc.conf:
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== Wireless Networking ==
 
== Wireless Networking ==

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This is my attempt to document installing Arch 0.7.2 on my Dell Latitude D620 with an encrypted root and swap with xfce4 widow manager.

HARDWARE DETECT ver 4.8.2 (simple mode)
 Kernel     : 2.6.19-ARCH
 CPU & Cache:
  Processor 0 is Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2600  @ 2.16GHz 2161MHz, 2048 KB Cache
  Processor 1 is Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2600  @ 2.16GHz 2161MHz, 2048 KB Cache
 Soundcard  : No sound card
 Video      : nVidia Corp.|Quadro NVS 110M / GeForce Go 7300 server: Xorg (vesa)  
 Driver     : xf86-video-vesa 
 Monitor    : Generic Monitor  H: 28.0-96.0kHz V: 50.0-75.0Hz
 Mouse      : Generic PS/2 Wheel Mouse xtype: PS2 device: /dev/psaux
 Drive(scsi): SCSI device sda: 234441648 512-byte hdwr sectors (120034 MB)
  SCSI device sda: 234441648 512-byte hdwr sectors (120034 MB)
 USB        : Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub UHCI USB #1 module: unknown
 Ethernet   : Broadcom Corp.|NetXtreme BCM5752 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express module: tg3 device:   eth0
  eth1 
 Network    : Broadcom Corp.|NetXtreme BCM5752 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express module: unknown 
 PCMCIA slot: O2Micro Inc.|OZ6912 CardBus Controller module: yenta_socket

INSTALLATION GOES HERE...(Yet to come)

Recommendations

The D620 has an awfully loud PC speaker. To disable it, ensure the module pcspkr isn't loaded during bootup in rc.conf:

 MODULES=(... !pcspkr ...)

Wireless Networking

Broadcom PCI Express

Get the latest ndiswrapper from http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/ I used 1.33

I got my driver from ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp33001-33500/sp33008.exe

Check the list if this one does not work for you http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/mediawiki/index.php/List#B

tar xvzf ndiswrapper-1.33.tar.gz 
cd ndiswrapper-1.33/
make
sudo make install
sudo ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf 
sudo ndiswrapper -l
sudo depmod -a
sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
dmesg
sudo ndiswrapper -m

Intel 3945 ABG PCI Express

Note: This section is up-to-date with the 2008.06 installer and a late-2007 model D620.

If your D620 comes with an Intel 3945 ABG card, you should install the iwlwifi-3945-ucode, either during installation or afterwards, then

 modprobe iwl3945

And you should be ready to go.

In some cases (at least with the 2008.06 installer) you may have the ipw3945 and iwl3945 modules in your MODULES=() section of rc.conf after installation. You should remove or ! out the ipw3945 module, as the wireless card will not function correctly or at all with both modules loaded.