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#1 2021-02-23 14:05:03

visious5d
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Dell 17 G3 3779

Hi would you please add support for this model Dell 17 G3 3779?

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#2 2021-02-23 15:15:17

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Re: Dell 17 G3 3779

In general, that is not how it works.  Support is not provided on a machine by machine basis.   Rather, support is provided various peripherals.  When you install Arch Linux, it may "just work".  It should find your peripherals and load the correct kernel modules.

After installation, you may find some things that do not work -- often a fingerprint reader, or an SD card interface.  You may need to build a module that is not enabled in Arch.  We can help with that.  You may also find a  peripheral for which there is no Linux support, but the rest of the machine will be fine.


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#3 2021-02-23 15:35:01

visious5d
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Re: Dell 17 G3 3779

Thank you so much for your reply. It supports ubuntu and debian but not arch. I'll wait to boot arch on this machine.

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Last edited by visious5d (2021-02-23 15:38:43)

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#4 2021-02-23 15:43:01

V1del
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Re: Dell 17 G3 3779

There's usually nothing to little that would make something inherently work on Ubuntu but not on Arch. Official support from dells side will likely only be given on Ubuntu, but that wouldn't prevent you from setting it up on Arch.

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#5 2021-02-23 15:54:37

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Re: Dell 17 G3 3779

Have you tried disabling Secure Boot?

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#6 2021-02-23 16:03:35

visious5d
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Re: Dell 17 G3 3779

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

Have you tried disabling Secure Boot?

No, I'll try now.

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#7 2021-02-23 16:08:50

visious5d
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Re: Dell 17 G3 3779

Head_on_a_Stick thank you so much for your advice, it's booting.

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