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== Introduction ==
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This page deals with setting up Arch Linux on the Dell Vostro 1400 laptop. Nvidia graphics work excellently with the Nvidia 8400GS with no real hacks.  I get about 4400 fps in glxgears.
 
This page deals with setting up Arch Linux on the Dell Vostro 1400 laptop. Nvidia graphics work excellently with the Nvidia 8400GS with no real hacks.  I get about 4400 fps in glxgears.
  
 
== CPU ==
 
== CPU ==
  
For the Intel Core 2 Duo (and all laptop cpu's) you must follow the instructions to setup the [[CPU Frequency Scaling]].
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For the Intel Core 2 Duo (and all laptop CPUs) you must follow the instructions to setup the [[CPU Frequency Scaling]].
  
 
== Network ==
 
== Network ==
 
=== Ethernet ===
 
 
  
 
=== Wireless ===
 
=== Wireless ===
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<pre>lspci | grep Net</pre>
 
<pre>lspci | grep Net</pre>
  
==== mini Dell Wireless / Broadcom based cards ====
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==== Mini Dell Wireless / Broadcom based cards ====
  
 
If you have a Broadcom BCM4328 802.11a/b/g/n (and maybe other flavours) you can follow the installation instructions for [[Broadcom BCM4312]].
 
If you have a Broadcom BCM4328 802.11a/b/g/n (and maybe other flavours) you can follow the installation instructions for [[Broadcom BCM4312]].
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==== Intel based cards ====
 
==== Intel based cards ====
  
Follow the instructions for the [[Wireless_Setup#iwl3945.2C_iwl4965_and_iwl5000-series|Intel Wifi 4965 chipset]]
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Follow the instructions for the [[Wireless network configuration#iwl3945.2C_iwl4965_and_iwl5000-series|Intel Wifi 4965 chipset]]
  
==Input==
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==Graphical Input==
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There is more than one way to do this but we'll use HAL.
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First enter this as root to get hal.
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pacman -S hal
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Once it is installed you can start it by typing this as root.
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/etc/rc.d/hal start
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You will want to add "hal" to your daemons list in /etc/rc.conf.
  
If you are going to be using graphics (below) you will need to get your input working first. Arch Linux now uses HAL by default for working with input but you will need to help it with the touchpad.
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===Touchpad===
  
Follow the instructions for [[Touchpad_Synaptics#Configuration_via_HAL_policy_.28hotplugging_enabled.2C_recommended.29|Synaptic touchpad via HAL]]
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Now that HAL is installed follow the instructions for [[Touchpad_Synaptics#Configuration_via_HAL_policy_.28hotplugging_enabled.2C_recommended.29|Synaptic touchpad via HAL policy]] (this is based on the Vostro 1500 and may not apply but if it seems like everything is frozen after starting X you should probably try this)
  
 
== Graphics ==
 
== Graphics ==
  
 
First of all it is necessary to install the Xorg server. The easiest way to do this is by entering the following command as root:
 
First of all it is necessary to install the Xorg server. The easiest way to do this is by entering the following command as root:
  pacman -Sy xorg
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  pacman -S xorg
  
 
Press Y to install all the packages and wait for the download to finish.
 
Press Y to install all the packages and wait for the download to finish.
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=== Nvidia GeForce 8400M GS ===
 
=== Nvidia GeForce 8400M GS ===
  
The proprietry Nvidia drivers are setup very easily for the GeForce 8400M GS. Having installed Xorg (see above) you type in this command into the console as root:
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The proprietary Nvidia drivers are setup very easily for the GeForce 8400M GS. Having installed Xorg (see above) you type in this command into the console as root:
 
  pacman -S nvidia
 
  pacman -S nvidia
  

Revision as of 15:24, 15 February 2014

This page deals with setting up Arch Linux on the Dell Vostro 1400 laptop. Nvidia graphics work excellently with the Nvidia 8400GS with no real hacks. I get about 4400 fps in glxgears.

CPU

For the Intel Core 2 Duo (and all laptop CPUs) you must follow the instructions to setup the CPU Frequency Scaling.

Network

Wireless

To know your exact wireless card you can run:

lspci | grep Net

Mini Dell Wireless / Broadcom based cards

If you have a Broadcom BCM4328 802.11a/b/g/n (and maybe other flavours) you can follow the installation instructions for Broadcom BCM4312.

Intel based cards

Follow the instructions for the Intel Wifi 4965 chipset

Graphical Input

There is more than one way to do this but we'll use HAL. First enter this as root to get hal.

pacman -S hal

Once it is installed you can start it by typing this as root.

/etc/rc.d/hal start

You will want to add "hal" to your daemons list in /etc/rc.conf.

Touchpad

Now that HAL is installed follow the instructions for Synaptic touchpad via HAL policy (this is based on the Vostro 1500 and may not apply but if it seems like everything is frozen after starting X you should probably try this)

Graphics

First of all it is necessary to install the Xorg server. The easiest way to do this is by entering the following command as root:

pacman -S xorg

Press Y to install all the packages and wait for the download to finish.

Nvidia GeForce 8400M GS

The proprietary Nvidia drivers are setup very easily for the GeForce 8400M GS. Having installed Xorg (see above) you type in this command into the console as root:

pacman -S nvidia

After it has finished downloading you need to configure the Nvidia drivers. You will need to be logged in as root. Enter the following command:

nvidia-config

Now, open up /etc/X11/XF86Config in a text editor and comment out the line; Load "type1". For this example we'll use nano:

nano /etc/X11/XF86Config

and comment it out with a hash (#) symble like so:

#    Load           "type1"

You should now have successfully setup the Nvidia drivers.