Dell Vostro 1720

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This page deals with setting up Arch Linux on the Dell Vostro 1720 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.



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

$ lspci -nn | grep Eth
08:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8168] (rev 03)

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


To know your exact wireless card you can run:

$ lspci -nn | grep Net
0e:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e4:4315] (rev 01)


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/input8
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=mouse1 event8 
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