Dell Vostro 1710

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This page deals with setting up Arch Linux on the Dell Vostro 1710 laptop. This page links to the wiki pages relevant for this laptop. In order to avoid information duplication, this page only states information that is not on the linked wiki pages.

CPU

The processor on this laptop is able to use CPU Frequency Scaling. This laptop can use the acpi-cpufreq module.

The processor on this laptop is capable of running both the 32 and the 64 bits versions of Arch Linux Arch64_FAQ: How do I determine if my processor is x86 64 compatible?

$ cat /proc/cpuinfo 
processor	: 0
vendor_id	: GenuineIntel
cpu family	: 6
model		: 15
model name	: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     T5670  @ 1.80GHz
stepping	: 13
cpu MHz		: 1795.453
cache size	: 2048 KB
physical id	: 0
siblings	: 2
core id		: 0
cpu cores	: 2
apicid		: 0
initial apicid	: 0
fdiv_bug	: no
hlt_bug		: no
f00f_bug	: no
coma_bug	: no
fpu		: yes
fpu_exception	: yes
cpuid level	: 10
wp		: yes
flags		: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts
                  acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe nx lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts aperfmperf
                  pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm lahf_lm ida dts
bogomips	: 3592.52
clflush size	: 64
cache_alignment	: 64
address sizes	: 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management:

Network

Ethernet

To know your exact (wired) ethernet card you can run:

$ lspci -nn | grep Eth
07:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8168] (rev 02)

The RTL8111/8168B card is supported by the kernel.

Wireless

To know your exact wireless card you can run:

$ lspci -nn | grep Net
06:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4328 802.11a/b/g/n [14e4:4328] (rev 03) 

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

Touchpad

To find out the exact touchpad you can run:

$ cat /proc/bus/input/devices
I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0002 Product=0008 Version=7321
N: Name="AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint"
P: Phys=isa0060/serio1/input0
S: Sysfs=/devices/platform/i8042/serio1/input/input9
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=mouse1 event9 
B: EV=b
B: KEY=420 0 70000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B: ABS=1000003

This laptop has the following touchpad: AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint. Follow the instructions for the AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint here: Touchpad_Synaptics