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    Dell Vostro 1720

    I just got a Dell Vostro 1720 and installed Ubuntu on it. I'm posting this so others will know what to expect (and I hope to get some help with the remaining issues).

    * Installation of Ubuntu hung unless I used safe graphics mode
    * The keyboard + touchpad often only works after I've rebooted a couple of times. The keyboard works fine in grub and the bios though.
    * When I use the headphone jack the laptop's speakers don't turn off. I think this is due to Bug 382836. (Fixed, but only in karmic).
    * My wifi has mysteriously disappeared after working fine for a few days.

    My specific config has (I took this from the order confirmation):
    * Dell Wireless 1397 Mini Card (802.11 b/g) European
    * Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor P8600 (2.4GHz, 1066MHz FSB,3MB L2 cache)
    * 512 MB NVIDIA® GeForce™ 9600M GS Graphic Card Black

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    Re: Dell Vostro 1720

    Concur - there may be a problem with the new hal updates and wifi on Dell Vostro.

    I just allowed Update Manager to download the hal-related updates (and only those updates) to my Dell Vostro 1520, and it nuked the wifi (now greyed out in NetworkManager). The wifi had been happily working for the past 3 weeks, but now. . .

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    Re: Dell Vostro 1720

    Confirmed - using the methodology as explained by jzurawski99 (thanks ! ) here:


    I backed out the hal updates from
    0.5.12~rc+git20090403-0ubuntu3
    to
    0.5.12~rc+git20090403-0ubuntu1.
    I then rebooted, and my Vostro 1520 immediately reconnected to my wifi network as in the past.

    So it is looking as there is something odd with hal 0.5.12~rc+git20090403-0ubuntu3 and the Dell Vostro. . .

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    Re: Dell Vostro 1720

    Quote Originally Posted by nielz View Post
    I just got a Dell Vostro 1720 and installed Ubuntu on it. I'm posting this so others will know what to expect (and I hope to get some help with the remaining issues).

    [snip]

    * The keyboard + touchpad often only works after I've rebooted a couple of times. The keyboard works fine in grub and the bios though.

    [snip]
    Ok. I'm trying with a Vostro 1310 and the keyboard and touchpad do not work, as you said. Did you find a fix?

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    Re: Dell Vostro 1720

    Quote Originally Posted by nielz View Post
    I just got a Dell Vostro 1720 and installed Ubuntu on it. I'm posting this so others will know what to expect (and I hope to get some help with the remaining issues).

    * Installation of Ubuntu hung unless I used safe graphics mode
    * The keyboard + touchpad often only works after I've rebooted a couple of times. The keyboard works fine in grub and the bios though.
    * When I use the headphone jack the laptop's speakers don't turn off. I think this is due to Bug 382836. (Fixed, but only in karmic).
    * My wifi has mysteriously disappeared after working fine for a few days.

    My specific config has (I took this from the order confirmation):
    * Dell Wireless 1397 Mini Card (802.11 b/g) European
    * Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor P8600 (2.4GHz, 1066MHz FSB,3MB L2 cache)
    * 512 MB NVIDIA® GeForce™ 9600M GS Graphic Card Black
    Confirmed.
    I just received my 1720, installed jaunty. Wireless, touchpad, keyboard, etc, it all worked. The sound was not working.

    I updated , rebooted and lost wifi, keyboard and touchpad. Sound was okay, but even that seems intermittent.

    I reverted hal, libhal and libhal-storage and I now have my keyboar, my wifi , my touch pad AND sound back.

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    Re: Dell Vostro 1720

    Bah. Spoke too soon.

    Just rebooted my pc and the Keyboard and Mouse didnt worked. Had to reboot a second time and it was fine.

    Couple of things of interests on the 1720 and Jaunty ( with the updates, has of July 2nd 2009 ) :

    * My integrated webcam is working. No tweaks to do ( skype and luvcview )
    * Latest version of alsa is 1.18rc3 and there was only 1 mixer in alsamixer. Installing 1.20 seemed to fix most of my issues since I can use skype without an issue after the update
    * Brightness keys are working
    * Volume touch keys are working.
    * Play/Pause, Stop , FForward and Rewind keys are working.

    Beside the issue with losing keyboard and mouse, once it's booted correctly, everything on that laptop seems available so far.

    And that 1900x1200 ultra-crisp display simply kicks-*** !


    Let me know if you have questions.

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    Re: Dell Vostro 1720

    hello

    distro : DELL Ubuntu 9.04

    I have Dell 1510 wireless

    I have same problem

    For the wifi, use Wicd , he works fine (Network Manager doesn't work after update)

    but for sound , he doesn't work

    Later

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    Re: Dell Vostro 1720

    Quote Originally Posted by FabriceMG View Post
    hello

    distro : DELL Ubuntu 9.04

    I have Dell 1510 wireless

    I have same problem

    For the wifi, use Wicd , he works fine (Network Manager doesn't work after update)

    but for sound , he doesn't work

    Later
    Did you update Alsa ?

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    Re: Dell Vostro 1720

    Quote Originally Posted by Vesperatus View Post
    Did you update Alsa ?
    Hello

    yes, now it's works

    Tutorial : http://monespaceperso.org/blog-en/20...tu-jaunty-904/

    thx

    my hardware :

    Code:
    lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub (rev 07)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset PCI Express Graphics Port (rev 07)
    00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
    00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
    00:1a.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 (rev 03)
    00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
    00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 03)
    00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 03)
    00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (rev 03)
    00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 6 (rev 03)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
    00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
    00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
    00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 93)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation ICH9M LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
    00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation ICH9M/M-E SATA AHCI Controller (rev 03)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 9600M GS (rev a1)
    08:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 03)
    0e:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4322 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)
    1a:00.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): O2 Micro, Inc. Device 10f7 (rev 01)
    1a:00.1 SD Host controller: O2 Micro, Inc. Device 8120 (rev 01)
    1a:00.2 Mass storage controller: O2 Micro, Inc. Device 8130 (rev 01)

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    Re: Dell Vostro 1720

    Quote Originally Posted by nielz View Post
    I just got a Dell Vostro 1720 and installed Ubuntu on it. I'm posting this so others will know what to expect (and I hope to get some help with the remaining issues).

    * Installation of Ubuntu hung unless I used safe graphics mode
    * The keyboard + touchpad often only works after I've rebooted a couple of times. The keyboard works fine in grub and the bios though.
    * When I use the headphone jack the laptop's speakers don't turn off. I think this is due to Bug 382836. (Fixed, but only in karmic).
    * My wifi has mysteriously disappeared after working fine for a few days.

    My specific config has (I took this from the order confirmation):
    * Dell Wireless 1397 Mini Card (802.11 b/g) European
    * Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor P8600 (2.4GHz, 1066MHz FSB,3MB L2 cache)
    * 512 MB NVIDIA® GeForce™ 9600M GS Graphic Card Black
    I've got the same configuration except processor is T5870 and not P8600. I installed Karmic 64-bit and everything works out of the box except graphics card and wireless. the hardware drivers need to be enabled for this. After the hardware drivers are enabled, everything works. It seems the card reader is not working but that's a small issue i suppose. Not sure why people having problems with jaunty

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