Dell XPS 17 (L702x)

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System Settings

Official Specifications

  • Processor: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor
  • Chipset: Intel HM67 Express Chipset
  • Memory: Up to 32 GiB of DDR3 (depending on specific model)
  • Video Cards
    • Integrated Video Card: Intel HD3000
      • Mini-DisplayPort wired to Intel HD
    • Dedicated Video Card: NVIDIA Corporation GF106M [GeForce GT 555M] no 3D model
      • HDMI 1.4 wired to Nvidia Card
    • Display: 17.3" HD+(1600x900) or FHD(1920x1080) wired to Intel HD in no 3D version
  • Audio and Speakers:
    • Sound Card: Intel HDA
    • Speakers: JBL 2.1: 2 x 5W + subwoofer 12 W = 22 W RMS
  • Hard Drives: (2) SATA 3 ports for 2.5" HDDs
  • Ethernet: Realtek Ethernet Gigabit Controller
  • Wireless: Intel Centrino Wireless and Bluetooth Card
  • WebCam: Quanta Computers 2MP Webcam
  • Card Reader: JMicron 9 in 1 Card Reader
  • Accelerometer: ST Microelectronics DE351DL Motion Sensor
  • Ports:
    • (1) Microphone
    • (1) Headphone JACK
    • (1) Headphone JACK with SPID/F
    • (1) eSATA/PowerShare) combined with (1) USB 2.0
    • (1) USB 2.0
    • (2) USB 3.0
    • (1) AC adapter connector
  • Three Touch Multimedia Keys

Hardware Setup

Card Reader

With a card inside a card reader:

# echo 1 > /sys/bus/pci/rescan

The command is not needed until the next start of the machine.

Special Touch Keys

Only two keys can be remaped to use on DE, second and trird touch keys.

Touchkeys Scancodes:

0xDB # First touch key, Dell apparently uses a key sequence here where 0xDB is a modifer, 0x2D stands for the touch key and 0x19 for the monitor toggle
0x85 # Second touch key
0x84 # Third touch key

One method to remap it is as systemd service:

/etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/setsecondkey.service
[Unit]
Description=Setkeycode Second Key

[Service]
Type=oneshot
ExecStart=/usr/bin/setkeycodes 0x85 202

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target

Tips and Tricks

XBindKeys

Volume keys configuration with PulseAudio and pulseaudio-ctlAUR:

   "/usr/bin/pulseaudio-ctl down"
   m:0x10 + c:122
   Mod2 + XF86AudioLowerVolume
   "/usr/bin/pulseaudio-ctl up"
   m:0x0 + c:123
   XF86AudioRaiseVolume
   "/usr/bin/pulseaudio-ctl mute"
   m:0x0 + c:121
   XF86AudioMute