I just won one on ebay for cheap and wana chuck arch on it when i get it.
It has a SiS chipset and SiS GPU onboard these work ok for x and if so what drivers are you using for x?
There is no spoon.......
I had a SiS laptop (Acer Aspire 3000) a while ago. I don't recall any particular issues running Arch. The X driver is just 'sis'. It should work fine.
I had one also, the driver is stable, but slow.
It ran KDE and office applications fine, but expect low performance if you want to play dvds and such.
Booting with apg Openrc, NOT systemd.
Automounting : not needed, i prefer pmount
Aur helpers : makepkg + my own local repo === rarely need them
SiS sucks, stay away at all costs.
What a pain. However, it is not impossible. If you need any specific help just ask!