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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.
== CPU ==
For the Intel Core 2 Duo (and all laptop cpu's) you must follow the instructions to setup the [[CPU Frequency Scaling]].
== Network ==
=== Ethernet ===
=== Wireless ===
To know your exact wireless card you can run:
<pre>lspci | grep Net</pre>
==== 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 [[Wireless_Setup#iwl3945.2C_iwl4965_and_iwl5000-series|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.
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 ==
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 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:
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:
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.

Latest revision as of 22:28, 9 November 2015

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