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#1101 2012-02-26 21:46:33

Registered: 2012-02-26
Posts: 5

Re: Laptops which run Arch

andy123 wrote:

Either it's my stupidity or this fix is not applicable on my E325. At least i don't have the problem with the led since there is no such led on this notebook.

Uhm yea, somehow assumed you're using the X220 too. Sorry tongue



#1102 2012-02-28 09:23:26

From: Sweden
Registered: 2011-10-28
Posts: 46

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Acer TravelMate 5520G-502G25Mi
AMD Turion 64 x2 TL-60 1,9 GHz
2 GiB of RAM
ATi Radeon HD2400XT graphics, 256 MB discrete video memory
bought a new Seagate 750 GB HDD as the original Hitachi 250 GB was failing
Repaced the battery to a larger one and got ~2,5 h of battery life. I think my laptop is using too much power, but it works okay for me anyway.

Not the fastest laptop avalible, but I love it anyway, especially since I installed Arch. Running Openbox with tint2, and keep KDE, Gnome, XFCE and working on a compiz install for show-off, everything works just fine. I have to use proprietary driver for the network card, avalible in the AUR. Video driver is the open source ATi driver, it works just fine. The keyboard is the best one I have ever tried, even better than my external gamer keyboard...

A funny thing is that I got two-finger scroll on my touchpad, I guess it came with the synaptics driver. I never had that when running windows on this machine. Go Arch! big_smile

Sometimes, when I'm trying to get any audio software or hardware working with my system, I wonder why I ditched Windows. But every time I work at a windows computer, I remember it again.


#1103 2012-02-29 16:55:10

Registered: 2009-06-10
Posts: 93

Re: Laptops which run Arch

My HP Elitebook 8460P works fabulously.  Other than installing some firmware, everything worked correctly.  Even the ATI video looks great with the open source drivers (having mostly used Nvidia, I wasn't expecting that since my experience with Neouveu or however you spell it has been all bad).

Like the poster above me, even 2 finger scroll works, which I'd never had before.

Last edited by tlmiller (2012-02-29 17:04:08)


#1104 2012-03-02 17:49:26

Registered: 2012-01-19
Posts: 5

Re: Laptops which run Arch

I'm running a Sager 2096, which is a rebranded Compal HL90 and it runs Arch (Archbang, actually) like a champ. I love how fast it is and this is so-so hardware: Intel dual-core cpu clocked at 2.26 GHz, nVidia 9600GT 512 MB video, 4 G RAM. I upgraded the hard drive to 1 TB, nicely partitioned. Even with a few laptop mods (that's still in progress), I get from power-off, through login to desktop in about 1:15 and shutdown in about 20s. All the important stuff worked out of the box: wireless, Bluetooth, ethernet, video, USB, DVD, card reader. I haven't worked on the internal memory expansion module or tried the HDMI port or external S-video. There's an aspect of control with "The Arch Way" that I really like and yes, have been bitten a couple of times. :-) But the wiki is top-notch, as are the forums. Some smart folk about.

Specs here:


#1105 2012-03-04 18:20:41

Registered: 2012-01-15
Posts: 30

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Dell XPS M1330
Everything is well detected on Arch Linux, however I do not recommend this laptop.
The battery, which started with 3½h autonomy, went down to about 1h after a year; after 2 years it barely held 20 minutes;
The DVD drive makes the loudest noise to ever come out of a computer, every time you turn it on or wake it up or when ejecting a disc. A lot of discs will spin endlessly before accessing the data; spinning makes an extremely loud, vacuum-cleaner-like noise, and a lot of discs will just stay stuck in there unable to be read and I have to take it out using credit cards.
Besides, the fan became extremely loud after a year. And it has a fingerprint reader which doesn't work, wether on windows or linux.


#1106 2012-03-04 19:00:48

From: India
Registered: 2012-03-04
Posts: 2

Re: Laptops which run Arch

HP Pavillion dv6
Everything is working now. Initially, Arch did not install the wireless firmware (resolved by going through the Arch wiki).
The ATI Radeon graphics card works really well with the xf86-video-ati driver.
Wonder how to get the fingerprint reader to work... (although it is not going to serve much use)


#1107 2012-03-07 03:52:49

Registered: 2008-09-25
Posts: 11

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Lenovo ThinkPad X200s
Runs beautifully, and is my current machine even though I'm only in the agetty consoles. Everything works and getting the set up I wanted was really simple.

My systems are named Renton (workstation), Eureka (a Lenovo ThinkPad X200s), Maurice (DIY All-In-One), Maeter (Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1), and Linck (Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray). My LAN is called The Land of Kanan as that is the planet both characters lived on in Eureka Seven: Psalms of the Planets.


#1108 2012-03-11 13:40:19

Registered: 2012-01-20
Posts: 72

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Lenovo thinkpad x220.

After some tweaking following warch wiki recommendations for laptops, almost everything works as intended. The touchpad gives a lot of false positives and I can't find an option to disable the touchpad when using I'm using the trackpoint, synaptiks only does that for the keyboard or disable the touchpad altogether.


#1109 2012-03-11 18:12:39

From: in the sky
Registered: 2012-03-03
Posts: 73

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Thinkpad x61s with 1.6 gHz core 2 duo and 2 gigs of ram. Works almost perfectly under arch. It only took me a few minutes to get wifi working and I have not had any real hardware issues with it. I like it quite a lot, especially how small it is. Arch is the only OS on this computer.


#1110 2012-03-12 01:54:01

Registered: 2009-10-30
Posts: 157

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Hannspree SN10E2 netbook -- works really great under Arch.  All the devices, led's & buttons worked with minimal fiddling.  After setting up CPU freq scaling, I get about 7 hours out of the 6-cell battery.  It runs nice & cool and the fan only comes on when watching video or something like that so it's nice and quiet.

I put Arch on it when I got it about a year and a half or two years ago and it's been turned on just about that whole time.  It's probably gone a couple months between reboots sometimes and never had a problem with it.  It always just works with no quirkiness.  When I got this netbook, it was a bit of an impulse buy, on sale for $200 I think.  I bought it more as something to play around with and didn't really expect much from it.  It's become my most used computer though.

Last edited by brianhanna (2012-03-12 01:57:35)


#1111 2012-03-13 16:18:43

Registered: 2012-01-14
Posts: 29

Re: Laptops which run Arch

I have an ASUS EeePC T101-MT running ArchBang almost perfectly.  The one hiccup is that the touchscreen (it transforms into a tablet) stops functioning after suspending, but I haven't installed the recommended suspend packages yet so I should get it working at some point.  Startup is probably 30-45 seconds, but what can you expect from a netbook?


#1112 2012-03-13 17:49:22

From: San Jose, CA.
Registered: 2011-04-06
Posts: 92

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Sotanaht wrote:

I have an ASUS EeePC T101-MT running ArchBang almost perfectly.

Nice, was thinking of getting the transformer (can't decide between that or the 1215n).

How is it on cooling/does it run hot? Is the screen good in the sunlight/glare protection etc? How sturdy is the docking system on it?

I've only played with the display ones at stores. tongue

I like pie. Especially with a side of Arch.


#1113 2012-03-14 15:30:57

Registered: 2012-03-03
Posts: 1

Re: Laptops which run Arch

eeePC901 16+4GB ( / on 4 GB rest on 16gb ) no swap with 2 gb ram , openbox  . perfectione wink

got aspire S3 and trying to get around to find how to run Arch on it with normal fan speed and without battery leak !


#1114 2012-03-15 23:49:43

Registered: 2009-03-14
Posts: 74

Re: Laptops which run Arch

anyone have any knowledge on the new Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook?


#1115 2012-03-16 01:20:56

Registered: 2012-03-15
Posts: 7

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Lenovo Thinkpad 525
AMD Vision A8-3500 version

Running KDE
Everything I've tested works.
- ATI Catalyst (from AUR)
- ALSA for sound (here)

Arch + KDE


#1116 2012-03-17 01:54:54

From: Europe, Portugal
Registered: 2012-03-09
Posts: 70

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Asus K50IN
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 2.53ghz
GPU: Nvidia G102M 512VRAM
Runs great , with nvidia-settings (proprietary) runs great with out problems, for the GPU configuration I went out check ArchWiki.
Until now no crashes, running the laptop over the battery. I installed laptop-mode-tools, to addjust cpu scaling and battery, I added cpufrequtils, acpid and configured bouth checking ArchWiki. I use wicd as a daemon, and I disabled network. Until now, still no problems.
TouchPad working great. ALSA for sound.

Last edited by lgeek (2012-03-17 01:55:24)


#1117 2012-03-18 15:07:10

From: Wirral, UK
Registered: 2009-06-21
Posts: 550

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Samsung NC110 Netbook (NP-NC110-A03UK)

10.1" LED Display, Intel Atom N570 Dual Core with Hyperthreading, 1GB DDR3 RAM, 320GB 5400 HDD, Intel GMA 3150 Graphics, 6 Cell 6600 milliamp_hours battery.

Only one SODIMM slot so had to swap it out for a 2GB DDR3 stick but cost is so low at the moment it's not an issue.

Netbook isn't really supported by samsung_laptop kernel module, so I've blacklisted it as udev tries to set initial brightness and scancodes with no success which delays boot a bit.  I've also blacklisted bluetooth and btusb so they won't show up below.

lspci >
/proc/cpuinfo (with ondemand governor) >

Wireless works out of the box, the Intel Centrino Wireless-N 130 is supported in-kernel with iwlwifi.

Alsa works fine, internal mic works without extra configuration.

I haven't gone mad with power saving tweaks, it's a netbook after all and I don't want to hinder performance by a great deal, I'm still good for 6+ hours with wireless on, rc.local >

pm-suspend suspends and resumes without issue.

I use the following script for backlight control and have set bindings through my window manager >

Touchpad supports two finger scrolling, circular scrolling, tap to click and all of that although I only make use of two finger vertical and horizontal scrolling and tap to click > (I know xorg.conf deprecated, but I prefer one config file over many)

I use linux-ck-atom kernel and as I have no SSD and the HDD isn't the fastest on the block, I've set up a seperate reiserfs /var partition which really helps out with pacman operations and abs syncs >

In all, I'm very pleased with the performance and after some initial configuration everything is working as expected, I'll end up with a screenshot >

Last edited by Meyithi (2012-03-18 15:35:34)

The mind roams more freely in empty rooms.
dwm - colours - ncmpcpp - system


#1118 2012-03-20 08:38:20

From: Russia
Registered: 2012-03-20
Posts: 1

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Acer ASPIRE 7540G-504G50Mi.

RAM: 4096 Mb DDR2;
CPU: AMD Turion(tm) II Dual-Core Mobile M500, 2.2 GHz;
GPU: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570, 512 MB(xf86-video-ati);
HDD: Hitachi HTS545050B9A300, 500GB;
Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA);
Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5784M Gigabit Ethernet PCIe;
Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express).

No problems, works fine.
ArchLinux & KDE.


#1119 2012-03-20 21:34:32

From: Greece
Registered: 2011-05-01
Posts: 227

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Dell XPS L702X

CPU: Intel Core i7 2670QM 2.2 GHz, turbo boost 3.1 GHz, cpupower, i7z monitoring tool
GPU: Nvidia GT555M with proprietary drivers 3 GB GDDR3 (I think), CUDA, pyrit benchmark 8000+ PMK total
HDD: Dual Seagate (I think) total 1 TB capacity
Audio: Realtek HD with Maxxaudio by JBL 2.1 setup
Ethernet controller: From Realtek, R8168/8111
Wireless: Intel Pro Wireless 1030 (iwlwifi)

Those above work out of the box, bellow however do not:

saa7231 DVB-T 2 intergrated TV chip
jmicron card reader unless I have a card inserted on start-up

Proud Arch Linux user since 2007.


#1120 2012-03-23 03:45:40

From: Arizona
Registered: 2012-03-22
Posts: 3

Re: Laptops which run Arch

I am running an Asus EEE Pc 1015PE (seashell) [link to asus]

My particular laptop has 2gb ram with a dual-core hyperthreaded ~1.5GHz cpu. It works elegantly for school as well as anything else. Biggest drawback is the measly 1024x600 resolution.

Arch installed fine. The only issue was with the wireless, which lspci says is the 'Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller'.
In order to get this card to work, I had to blacklist the bcma module, i.e.:

# (0) Arch Linux
title  Arch Linux
root   (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-linux root=/dev/disk/by-uuid/271b2400-5bda-4874-877d-a4914186e8bb ro modprobe.blacklist=bcma
initrd /initramfs-linux.img

Additionally, just to be safe, I navigated to /etc/modprobe.d/(new file) and put in:

blacklist bcma

After that everything worked fine!

I also installed Arch Linux on a sony vaio vpcw111xx. Worked flawlessly first try, no issues with anything.


#1121 2012-03-26 10:29:33

Registered: 2012-03-20
Posts: 16

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Toshiba Satellite P205D-S8804 (everything working except media keys, running xf86-video-ati) … 205D-S8804
Advent 8117
Compaq Presario (not sure about exact model but its V6000 series)

All three laptops running LXDE.


#1122 2012-03-28 15:36:20

Registered: 2012-03-28
Posts: 1

Re: Laptops which run Arch

I'm running on a Acer Aspire One D255E-13846 and everything is working just fine!


#1123 2012-03-29 10:02:12

Registered: 2012-03-27
Posts: 17

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Asus G73JW

GeForce 460M - works with "nvidia" drivers
USB 3.0 - works
Touchpad - works
Sound (hda-intel) - works
HDMI Out - not tested
WLAN - works
Bluetooth - not tested
VGA Out - works

Runs smoothly. Have had "random" lockups for some time. Turns out they were caused by hardware acceleration of the flash plugin. I just turned it off. Everything fine so far.
I installed Arch x86_64 a year ago and tried Gnome 3, KDE, Cinnamon and AwesomeWM. I have an external monitor (1600x900) and used a beamer (1280x1024).
Maybe it is worth to mention that VMware Workstation 8 works perfectly well.

Sometimes, in order to see the light, you have to risk the dark


#1124 2012-03-29 16:55:14

Registered: 2012-03-29
Posts: 1

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Asus G73SW

I have all the same things working as phyte does plus HDMI works for video and audio.
Running Gnome 3

Gateway LT2021u netbook

Everything works running XFCE, but broadcom took a while to install.


#1125 2012-03-30 08:53:43

Registered: 2008-07-23
Posts: 310

Re: Laptops which run Arch

HP Folio 13 Ultrabook.

Runs nicely, almost everything works (some with a bit of fiddling):


Arch-4.15.12 (x86_64) w/Gnome 3.28
ASUS P7P55-E-Pro, Geforce GTX460, i5-750, 8GB, Samsung 830 SSD | Intel NUC 5i5RYK | ASUS ux303ua | HP Folio 13


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