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#1401 2013-07-16 04:45:16

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Re: Laptops which run Arch

Yeah, not a plan


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#1402 2013-07-16 08:31:40

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Re: Laptops which run Arch

in all probability: lenovo thinkpad x200.

flexo at scruffy in ~ 
$ sudo lshw -short 
H/W path       Device     Class          Description
====================================================
                          system         74591S7 ()
/0                        bus            74591S7
/0/0                      memory         128KiB BIOS
/0/6                      processor      Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     P8600  
/0/6/a                    memory         64KiB L1 cache
/0/6/c                    memory         3MiB L2 cache
/0/b                      memory         64KiB L1 cache
/0/20                     memory         4GiB System Memory
/0/20/0                   memory         2GiB SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous 1066 MHz 
/0/20/1                   memory         2GiB SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous 1066 MHz 
/0/100                    bridge         Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Control
/0/100/2                  display        Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Gra
/0/100/2.1                display        Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Gra
/0/100/3                  communication  Mobile 4 Series Chipset MEI Controller
/0/100/3.3                communication  Mobile 4 Series Chipset AMT SOL Redire
/0/100/19      enp0s25    network        82567LM Gigabit Network Connection
/0/100/1a                 bus            82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controll
/0/100/1a.1               bus            82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controll
/0/100/1a.2               bus            82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controll
/0/100/1a.7               bus            82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Control
/0/100/1b                 multimedia     82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controll
/0/100/1c                 bridge         82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 
/0/100/1c.1               bridge         82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 
/0/100/1c.1/0  wlp3s0     network        PRO/Wireless 5100 AGN [Shiloh] Network
/0/100/1d                 bus            82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controll
/0/100/1d.1               bus            82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controll
/0/100/1d.2               bus            82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controll
/0/100/1d.7               bus            82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Control
/0/100/1e                 bridge         82801 Mobile PCI Bridge
/0/100/1f                 bridge         ICH9M-E LPC Interface Controller
/0/100/1f.2               storage        82801IBM/IEM (ICH9M/ICH9M-E) 4 port SA
/0/100/1f.3               bus            82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller
/0/1           scsi0      storage        
/0/1/0.0.0     /dev/sda   disk           320GB WDC WD3200BEVT-8
/0/1/0.0.0/1   /dev/sda1  volume         282MiB EXT4 volume
/0/1/0.0.0/2   /dev/sda2  volume         18GiB EXT4 volume
/0/1/0.0.0/3   /dev/sda3  volume         279GiB Linux LVM Physical Volume parti
/1                        power          42T4647

i've tested everything except the modem and everything works great(i think because of the intel-hardware)


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#1403 2013-07-20 05:45:47

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Re: Laptops which run Arch

Asus K55N-DS81 Windows 8 laptop, everything working out of box.


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#1404 2013-07-21 13:20:04

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Re: Laptops which run Arch

Acer Aspire 5741g runs Arch, but works miserable, The main issue is overheating, There is no optimus support, so I think it may be problem with Intel and Nvidia Gpu, this also cause that battery life is really bad.

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#1405 2013-07-22 17:30:33

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Re: Laptops which run Arch

Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G works perfectly with Arch Linux, if you install the primus/bumblebee support for the nvidia card. The only issue is the card reader. You must insert the sd-card and reboot, before its usable.

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#1406 2013-07-23 01:09:28

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Re: Laptops which run Arch

Samsung Series 5 Ultra NP540U3C works almost perfectly.  Hardware autodection catches everything.

I did NOT try this with UEFI.  I disabled it and boot in classic BIOS mode.

The hybrid HDD/SSD appears in Linux as a primary hard drive and a secondary flash drive.  I'm using the ssd as /, the hdd as /var and /home, and /tmp in RAM.

Battery life is respectable compared to Windows.  I am not using the new intel_pstate driver yet.

The touchscreen is properly detected, and supports multiouch on other distros (Ubuntu, namely).  However, between lack of support in programs, my own confusion about the current state of Xorg with respect to this touchscreen, and time, I haven't gotten anything (I just want two-finger scrolling on the screen!) multitouch to work.  GNOME also does weird things with it.  xev clearly picks up button events that gnome-shell doesn't listen to (but works fine within individual windows).

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#1407 2013-07-23 23:03:47

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Re: Laptops which run Arch

I am running a Samsung NP305E7A-AO3US with openbox AMD chip set and the like. No problems, pretty decent hardware nothing fancy. Great Graphics for the price range though. The only thing I have ran into trouble with is the suspend function not allowing the laptop to wake up again and I have read and followed the Wiki to no avail. It is not a big issue as I never really use the suspend. It worked with Mint 13 but didn't work in either 14 or 15 or any other distro that I tried after that (open suse, debian, etc) so it may be that something in the kernal has changed idk. The laptop was manufactured in mid 2011 if that is of any referance.

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#1408 2013-07-27 10:23:39

Swiftie
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Re: Laptops which run Arch

ASUS X55VD-SX002H

Everything works fine except sleep, dual-graphics.
Wakeup cause unexpected power off within 1-5 min.
Need to fix and modify DSDT

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#1409 2013-07-27 20:47:10

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Re: Laptops which run Arch

chosen wrote:

There is no optimus support.

Why do you think so?

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#1410 2013-07-28 00:23:23

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Re: Laptops which run Arch

chosen wrote:

There is no optimus support.

Last time I checked with GPUs like this, you should probably try to get Bumblebee working. Optimus support was introduced for Linux in the 319.17 drivers I beleive, but not a fully-fledged feature.


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#1411 2013-07-28 00:45:01

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Re: Laptops which run Arch

chosen wrote:

Acer Aspire 5741g runs Arch, but works miserable, The main issue is overheating, There is no optimus support, so I think it may be problem with Intel and Nvidia Gpu, this also cause that battery life is really bad.

I think that I have a similar laptop. An Acer V3-571G:

lshw -short
H/W path        Device      Class          Description
======================================================
                            system         Aspire V3-571G (Aspire V3-_0648_V2.04)
/0                          bus            VA50_HC_CR
/0/0                        memory         128KiB BIOS
/0/4                        processor      Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz
/0/4/b                      memory         32KiB L1 cache
/0/4/c                      memory         256KiB L2 cache
/0/4/d                      memory         3MiB L3 cache
/0/a                        memory         32KiB L1 cache
/0/1a                       memory         8GiB System Memory
/0/1a/0                     memory         4GiB SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous 1333 MHz (0,8 ns)
/0/1a/1                     memory         DIMM [empty]
/0/1a/2                     memory         4GiB SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous 1600 MHz (0,6 ns)
/0/1a/3                     memory         DIMM [empty]
/0/100                      bridge         3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller
/0/100/1                    bridge         Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor PCI Express Root Port
/0/100/1/0                  generic        Illegal Vendor ID
/0/100/2                    display        3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller
/0/100/14                   bus            7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI Host Controller
/0/100/16                   communication  7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1
/0/100/1a                   bus            7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2
/0/100/1b                   multimedia     7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller
/0/100/1c                   bridge         7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1
/0/100/1c/0     enp2s0f0    network        NetLink BCM57785 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe
/0/100/1c/0.1               generic        NetXtreme BCM57765 Memory Card Reader
/0/100/1c/0.2               generic        Broadcom Corporation
/0/100/1c/0.3               generic        Broadcom Corporation
/0/100/1c.1                 bridge         7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2
/0/100/1c.1/0   wlp3s0      network        AR9462 Wireless Network Adapter
/0/100/1d                   bus            7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1
/0/100/1f                   bridge         HM77 Express Chipset LPC Controller
/0/100/1f.2                 storage        7 Series Chipset Family 4-port SATA Controller [IDE mode]
/0/100/1f.3                 bus            7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller
/0/100/1f.5                 storage        7 Series Chipset Family 2-port SATA Controller [IDE mode]
/0/1            scsi0       storage        
/0/1/0.0.0      /dev/sda    disk           750GB ST9750420AS
/0/1/0.1.0      /dev/cdrom  disk           DVD-RAM UJ8C2Q
Linux alice 3.9.9-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Jul 3 22:45:16 CEST 2013 x86_64 GNU/Linux

I'm using this kernel because the kernel 3.10.2 is giving me problems with crashes and video problems.

Everything is working great (even the Nvidia card). There is no official support for optimus yet, but the latest Nvidia drivers are implementing the first functions for optimus (mostly for dual display with the Nvidia card I think). You can switch off the Nvidia card with bbswitch for less power consumtion and also, you can use bumblebee for 2D/3D aplications with your Nvidia card.


English is not my native language. So please, tell me if I am writing it wrong.

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#1412 2013-07-28 15:38:20

BGK
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Re: Laptops which run Arch

Hello.
I am using a DELL Latitude E6420, no hardware issue except for the WiFi: had to disable the "n" capability because it was not working good (slow speed, random very high latency, many packets loss)

The fix:

msytux666 / # cat /etc/modprobe.d/iwlwifi.conf 
options iwlwifi 11n_disable=1

Used kernel series so far (w/o issue):

Arch LTS - 3.0.x
Arch vanilla - 3.9.x - 3.10.x
Custom - 3.9.x - 3.10.x - 3.11-rcx

Hardware:

msytux666 ~ # lshw -short
H/W path         Device     Class          Description

======================================================
                            system         Latitude E6420 ()
/0                          bus            032T9K
/0/0                        memory         64KiB BIOS
/0/4                        processor      Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2540M CPU @ 2.60GHz
/0/4/5                      memory         32KiB L1 cache
/0/4/6                      memory         256KiB L2 cache
/0/4/7                      memory         3MiB L3 cache
/0/41                       memory         16GiB System Memory
/0/41/0                     memory         8GiB SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous 1600 MHz (0.6 ns)
/0/41/1                     memory         8GiB SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous 1600 MHz (0.6 ns)
/0/100                      bridge         2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller
/0/100/1                    bridge         Xeon E3-1200/2nd Generation Core Processor Family PCI Express Root Port
/0/100/1/0                  display        GF119M [NVS 4200M]
/0/100/1/0.1                multimedia     GF119 HDMI Audio Controller
/0/100/16                   communication  6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1
/0/100/19        enp0s25    network        82579LM Gigabit Network Connection
/0/100/1a                   bus            6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2
/0/100/1b                   multimedia     6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller
/0/100/1c                   bridge         6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1
/0/100/1c.1                 bridge         6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2
/0/100/1c.1/0    wlp3s0     network        Centrino Ultimate-N 6300
/0/100/1c.2                 bridge         6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 3
/0/100/1c.3                 bridge         6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 4
/0/100/1c.5                 bridge         6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 6
/0/100/1c.5/0               generic        O2 Micro, Inc.
/0/100/1c.5/0.1             storage        O2 Micro, Inc.
/0/100/1d                   bus            6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1
/0/100/1f                   bridge         QM67 Express Chipset Family LPC Controller
/0/100/1f.2                 storage        6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family 6 port SATA AHCI Controller
/0/100/1f.3                 bus            6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller
/0/1             scsi0      storage        
/0/1/0.0.0       /dev/sda   disk           256GB Samsung SSD 840
/0/1/0.0.0/1     /dev/sda1  volume         238GiB EXT4 volume
/0/2             scsi1      storage        
/0/2/0.0.0       /dev/sdb   disk           500GB Samsung SSD 840
/0/2/0.0.0/1     /dev/sdb1  volume         16GiB Linux swap volume
/0/2/0.0.0/2     /dev/sdb2  volume         449GiB EXT4 volume
/1                          power          DELL 5G67C15

hardware changes:
- replaced the stock Samsung SSD 128GB by a Samsung SSD 840 PRO 256GB
- replaced the stock DVD player by a Samsung SSD 840 500BG (using a custom enclosure)
- replaced the stock 2x2GB SODIMMs by 2x8GB Corsaire SODIMMs

PS: Optimus was not tested, i am using the Nvidia Quadro chip only

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#1413 2013-07-30 15:02:57

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Re: Laptops which run Arch

chosen wrote:

Acer Aspire 5741g runs Arch, but works miserable, The main issue is overheating, There is no optimus support, so I think it may be problem with Intel and Nvidia Gpu, this also cause that battery life is really bad.

I have same thing, Optimus is Linux "headache".
Now i'm running Arch without Bumblebee, bbswitch and Nvidia drivers, using only Intel graphics.
You can fully disable Nvidia card (or disable Intel and run Arch only with Nvidia card (currently not tested)).

Can someone attach DSDT from notebook with Optimus?

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#1414 2013-08-05 18:46:23

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Re: Laptops which run Arch

Fujitsu-Siemens AMILO Pro (Intel Celeron M (1,5 GHz, 1GB RAM, VIA Unichrome)

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#1415 2013-08-06 09:13:55

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Registered: 2013-07-31
Posts: 6

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Lenovo IdeaPad P400.

Legacy/Bios mode, secure boot disabled. I was never able to get Mint or Ubuntu to even boot into a live session using UEFI, and I never cared to even try with anything else. Awesome machine for the money, runs everything I've ever thrown at it including Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSuSE, and of course Arch and many others.

H/W path       Device      Class          Description
=====================================================
                           system         20211 (LENOVO_MT_20211)
/0                         bus            INVALID
/0/0                       memory         128KiB BIOS
/0/4                       processor      Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3632QM CPU @ 2.20
/0/4/9                     memory         32KiB L1 cache
/0/4/a                     memory         256KiB L2 cache
/0/4/b                     memory         6MiB L3 cache
/0/8                       memory         32KiB L1 cache
/0/28                      memory         8GiB System Memory
/0/28/0                    memory         4GiB SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous 1600 MHz
/0/28/1                    memory         4GiB SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous 1600 MHz
/0/100                     bridge         3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller
/0/100/2                   display        3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Contro
/0/100/14                  bus            7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family US
/0/100/16                  communication  7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family ME
/0/100/1a                  bus            7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family US
/0/100/1b                  multimedia     7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family Hi
/0/100/1c                  bridge         7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PC
/0/100/1c/0    enp1s0      network        RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Eth
/0/100/1c.1                bridge         7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PC
/0/100/1c.1/0  wlp2s0      network        Centrino Wireless-N 2230
/0/100/1d                  bus            7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family US
/0/100/1f                  bridge         HM76 Express Chipset LPC Controller
/0/100/1f.2                storage        7 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Co
/0/100/1f.3                bus            7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family SM
/0/1           scsi1       storage       
/0/1/0.0.0     /dev/sda    disk           1TB ST1000LM024 HN-M
/0/1/0.0.0/1   /dev/sda1   volume         487MiB Linux filesystem partition
/0/1/0.0.0/2   /dev/sda2   volume         9537MiB Linux swap volume
/0/1/0.0.0/3   /dev/sda3   volume         23GiB EXT4 volume
/0/1/0.0.0/4   /dev/sda4   volume         898GiB EXT4 volume
/0/2           scsi2       storage       
/0/2/0.0.0     /dev/cdrom  disk           DVDRAM GU70N
/0/2/0.0.0/0   /dev/cdrom  disk           
/0/3           scsi6       storage       
/0/3/0.0.0     /dev/sdb    disk           xD/SD/M.S.
/0/3/0.0.0/0   /dev/sdb    disk           
/1                         power          CRB Battery 0
/2                         power          OEM_Define5

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#1416 2013-08-07 12:39:58

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Re: Laptops which run Arch

Lenovo W520: Works fine right out of the box,
   if you don't count the graphic-card choices you can make; Nvidia,Intel or Optimus.
- 15 inch, i7, 32GB, 120GB SSD, 500GB HD, fullHD
  Powerfull beast of a computer, even after one and half year.
- Optimus through Bumblebee.
- External monitors only work if discreet graphics (nVidia) is enabled in the bios.

Dell XPS 12: Works fine after two fixes and one annoyance...
- 12 Inch Touchscreen, i7 (2 core low wattage version), 8GB, 256GB SSD, fullHD
   Beautiful and powerfull notebook/tablet, like it better then a tablet for travel, meetings and presentations.
- Trackpad isn' t always detected at boot. Fixed by adding a boot argument to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX in /etc/defaul/grub
   GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="i8042.nomux=1 i8042.reset"
- backlight is set to 0 at boot, giving a dark screen. Fixed by adding a file in /etc/tmpfies.d with following content;
   w /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness - - - - 100
- Touchscreen works, but is not very usable at the moment with Xorg and current desktop environments,
   waiting patiently for Wayland and Gnome 3.12 or a usable distro of Android wink

Last edited by markus40 (2013-08-07 12:53:47)

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#1417 2013-08-07 19:03:29

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Re: Laptops which run Arch

System76 Lemur Ultra (lemu3)

Everything works as it should out of the box.

14.1" HD LED Display with Super Glossy Surface ( 1366 x 768 )
Intel High Definition Graphics
2nd Generation Intel Core i7-2670QM Processor ( 6MB L3 Cache, 2.20GHz )
8 GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz - 2 X 4GB
320 GB 7200 RPM SATA II
8X DVD±R/RW/4X +DL Super-Multi Drive
Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 - 802.11A/B/G/N Wireless LAN + Bluetooth Combo Module

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#1418 2013-08-07 20:44:42

alextsr
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Registered: 2013-07-15
Posts: 2

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Vaio Pro 13 (SVP1321C5E)

Needs a bit of messing around and not everything works yet. Still, it's not unusable.

H/W path      Device     Class          Description
===================================================
                         system         SVP1321C5E (54630376)
/0                       bus            VAIO
/0/0                     memory         64KiB BIOS
/0/7                     processor      Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200U CPU @ 1.60GHz
/0/7/8                   memory         128KiB L1 cache
/0/7/9                   memory         512KiB L2 cache
/0/7/a                   memory         3MiB L3 cache
/0/b                     memory         8GiB System Memory
/0/b/0                   memory         4GiB SODIMM DDR3
/0/b/1                   memory         4GiB SODIMM DDR3
/0/100                   bridge         Haswell-ULT DRAM Controller
/0/100/2                 display        Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller
/0/100/3                 multimedia     Intel Corporation
/0/100/14                bus            Lynx Point-LP USB xHCI HC
/0/100/16                communication  Lynx Point-LP HECI #0
/0/100/1b                multimedia     Lynx Point-LP HD Audio Controller
/0/100/1c                bridge         Lynx Point-LP PCI Express Root Port 3
/0/100/1c/0   wlp1s0     network        Wireless 7260
/0/100/1c.3              bridge         Lynx Point-LP PCI Express Root Port 4
/0/100/1d                bus            Lynx Point-LP USB EHCI #1
/0/100/1f                bridge         Lynx Point-LP LPC Controller
/0/100/1f.2              storage        Lynx Point-LP SATA Controller 1 [AHCI mode]
/0/100/1f.3              bus            Lynx Point-LP SMBus Controller
/0/1          scsi3      storage        
/0/1/0.0.0    /dev/sda   disk           128GB TOSHIBA THNSNH12
/0/1/0.0.0/1  /dev/sda1  volume         500MiB EXT4 volume
/0/1/0.0.0/2  /dev/sda2  volume         118GiB EXT4 volume

What needed work:
* Set Legacy/BIOS boot mode
* You need to get 3.11-rc2 or later kernel and latest linux-firmware from Arch repo for the wireless card to work (No ethernet port on this one)
* You need a small patch on the kernel for the CPU frequency scaling to work (just adds one line)

What's not working yet:
* Internal microphone
* NFC

A helpful article: http://elouisyoung.blogspot.com/2013/07 … -with.html

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#1419 2013-08-09 21:59:58

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Registered: 2013-03-27
Posts: 127

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Sony Vaio SVE151J13M
all parts working ootb

H/W path       Device      Class          Description
=====================================================
                           system         SVE1513B1EW (54527981)
/0                         bus            VAIO
/0/0                       memory         128KiB BIOS
/0/4                       processor      Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU 2020M @ 2.40GHz
/0/4/5                     memory         128KiB L1 cache
/0/4/6                     memory         512KiB L2 cache
/0/4/7                     memory         2MiB L3 cache
/0/9                       memory         4GiB System Memory
/0/9/0                     memory         4GiB SODIMM DDR3
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#1420 2013-08-10 23:33:51

kame
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From: Sweden
Registered: 2013-08-10
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Re: Laptops which run Arch

Sony Vaio Pro 13 (non-touch)
Works fine, *needs* a modified mainline kernel for CPU frequency scaling and WiFi.

* UEFI/GPT works just fine with gummiboot, even using dm-crypt+LUKS. Had no luck with GRUB...
* Don't forget to turn off the secure boot option in bios.
* Running 3.11-rc4 (-mainline) kernel with this mod.
* Trackpad works awesome with the guide in the wiki.

Issues:
* Can't control the maximum battery charge. If you plan to dualboot with Windows you'll be able to change it from there.
* Haven't been able to control the keyboard backlight, but it's still working very nice out of the box. Only activates in low light and only for a short time.
* The charge usb port doesn't work. Note that it won't even boot from it.
* The SD card reader doesn't work out of the box.

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#1421 2013-08-12 10:52:03

gem
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Registered: 2013-08-08
Posts: 10

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Samsung N150 Netbook. Everything works fine. Fn Keys with Samsung-Tools.

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#1422 2013-08-12 14:06:23

w1ll1am
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Registered: 2013-04-07
Posts: 19

Re: Laptops which run Arch

VIZIO CT14-A4 14-Inch Thin + Light Ultrabook

This was the cheapest ultrabook I could find I just got it last week. The only issue is keyboard related sometimes key presses are missed sometimes there are double taps. This is hardware related not software. (maybe firmware...?)

Also Win8 never saw the light on this it was booted to partedmagic and wiped.  F2 gets you to BIOS turn off secure boot and change boot order. There is no boot menu.

Specs:
CPU:          Intel i5 (i5-3317U) 1.7GHz
Memory:     4 gig DDR3 1333MHz             (Don't believe it can be upgraded)
Display:      LED 1600x900 14"   and HDMI out
Graphics:    Intel HD 4000
Storage:      Toshiba THNSNS128GMCP 128gig msata SSD     (~450-500 mb/s using hdparm -tT /dev/sda) ext4 with noatime,discard mount flags and noop disk scheduler )
Wireless:    802.11a/b/g/n      (its and Atheros card not sure on the model)
USB:          3.0x2
Audio:         3.5mm out
ethernet:     NO!
DVD:          NO!
SD:            NO!
Weight:      3.41 pounds 0.66" thick
Battery:      Specs say 7 Hours  Arch is saying ~5-6
Webcam:    Yes


Everything is working great (besides the keyboard issues mentioned above). Followed the laptop Arch guide and the SSD guide the only thing I don't have working is the Wireless FN key and the display switch key. All other keys worked when I added them to xfce keyboard settings.

V-key (Web browser key)
Wireless key                       scankey doesn't pick up key press
Switch Display                    scankey doesn't pick up key press
Display off                           scankey doesn't pick up key press but display is turned off
Dim display
Brighten display
Mute
increase vol
decrease vol
previous track
pause/play
next track


Overall this laptop is pretty cool it makes a good Arch ultrabook if you don't need to type a lot.

Last edited by w1ll1am (2013-08-12 14:08:33)

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#1423 2013-08-12 17:02:25

papajonpizza
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From: Los Angeles
Registered: 2013-06-13
Posts: 5
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Re: Laptops which run Arch

w1ll1am wrote:

VIZIO CT14-A4 14-Inch Thin + Light Ultrabook

This was the cheapest ultrabook I could find I just got it last week. The only issue is keyboard related sometimes key presses are missed sometimes there are double taps. This is hardware related not software. (maybe firmware...?)

Also Win8 never saw the light on this it was booted to partedmagic and wiped.  F2 gets you to BIOS turn off secure boot and change boot order. There is no boot menu.

I was planning to do the same thing but I realized I needed Win8 to update the firmware (especially to make sure my UEFI BIOS stuff was upgraded) so I had to suffer Win8 for about 8 minutes to be able to download the BIOS update using the Windows-only Samsung software...  smile


Toshiba Z830 - 13.3" display | Intel Core i7 | 6GB RAM | 128GB SSD | Arch Linux -  XFCE desktop | [VMWare Player - Win7 Professional 64bit]

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#1424 2013-08-13 14:12:46

w1ll1am
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Registered: 2013-04-07
Posts: 19

Re: Laptops which run Arch

papajonpizza wrote:
w1ll1am wrote:

VIZIO CT14-A4 14-Inch Thin + Light Ultrabook

This was the cheapest ultrabook I could find I just got it last week. The only issue is keyboard related sometimes key presses are missed sometimes there are double taps. This is hardware related not software. (maybe firmware...?)

Also Win8 never saw the light on this it was booted to partedmagic and wiped.  F2 gets you to BIOS turn off secure boot and change boot order. There is no boot menu.

I was planning to do the same thing but I realized I needed Win8 to update the firmware (especially to make sure my UEFI BIOS stuff was upgraded) so I had to suffer Win8 for about 8 minutes to be able to download the BIOS update using the Windows-only Samsung software...  smile

I would have done the same but Vizio is so young they don't have any BIOS updates yet just drivers

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#1425 2013-08-13 17:15:34

cardinal-biggles
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Registered: 2013-05-24
Posts: 17

Re: Laptops which run Arch

I bought a CyberpowerPC Xplorer X6-7200 (IIRC) in June 2011. Then I promptly installed Kubuntu 11.04 on it. It never had Windows on it in the first place.

Most things worked. My Intel integrated graphics worked OK. At the time my touchpad didn't have multitouch support (in fact, xinput told me it was a Logitech PS/2 mouse). At first, my computer wouldn't even resume from sleep, but that was fixed with updates. The FN-keys (except for brightness) worked. Optimus was not supported, period.

Then Bumblebee came out, and I got it sorta working. Running apps with optirun worked great (e.g. for playing Emilia Pinball - it hardly ran decently on the Intel graphics (then again, nothing ran decently at the time)). With the 3.0 release and bbswitch, everything worked great.

More updates and some distro hopping later, I ended up on Arch in May 2013 with everything working great. Even the brightness keys.

Battery life, on the other hand, just sucks. My battery is supposed to hold 4400 mAh, but I usually get about 2500 (about 1-1/2 to 2 hours) out of it.

The other problem is overheating. It only happens when I'm doing something CPU intensive like Minecraft, but after buying a Belkin cooling pad, it's not a problem (I have a 2-inch fan cooling my Intel i7 CPU and that's it).

Last edited by cardinal-biggles (2013-08-13 17:25:17)

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