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#1126 2012-03-31 20:37:36

Sotanaht
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Registered: 2012-01-14
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Re: Laptops which run Arch

xs wrote:
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

The glare is terrible, it's almost unusable outdoors.  It also has no good viewing angle; at least some part of the screen is discolored no matter what angle you view it from.  It runs fairly cool though.

When you use the term "docking system", it sounds like you're talking about one of their Android tablets with a removable keyboard.  The keyboard on this thing is not removable, but instead you can rotate the screen 180 degrees and shut it, transforming it into a tablet.  It's a little wobbly, but from what I've read it's a lot better than most netbook-tablet hybrids.

If you want a transformable, I think you'd be better off going with one that has a removable keyboard.  It makes a good netbook, but as a tablet it's too bulky.  When I use the touch screen, I usually do it without transforming it, as it's just a hassle.  The one big advantage it has over something like an Android tablet is the fact that the touch screen responds to a stylus, making it much better for drawing, which is the reason I got it in the first place.

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#1127 2012-04-02 13:45:22

exaos
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Registered: 2012-03-18
Posts: 12

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Dell Inspiron New 14R (N4110)
CPU: Intel Core i7 2620M, 2.7 GHz, 4MB Cache
Memory: 4GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz
Disk: 640GB, 5400 RPM
Screen: 14" WLED, True-Life, 1366x768
Graphics: hybrid graphics, discrete is AMD Radeon HD 6630M, 1GB RAM
Wifi: Intel Centrino N 1030
Bluetooth: v3.0
WIDI:

Touchpad ==> OK
WLAN ==> OK
HDMI out ==> OK
Sound ==> OK
USB 3.0 ==> not tested
VGA out ==> not tested
Hybrid graphics ==> FAILED

Problems
Cannot switch between Radeon and Intel graphics. Failed to install catalyst driver. So, I have to use intel graphics under Linux. The discrete ATI card is wasted now! :-(

Last edited by exaos (2012-04-02 13:48:12)

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#1128 2012-04-04 04:00:46

Splooshie123
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Registered: 2012-03-29
Posts: 40

Re: Laptops which run Arch

MacBook Pro 6,2 model big_smile

I've an EFI system here with no MBR.

Although the keyboard isn't working in Arch...

I do not recommend it. I spent a week just to get the bloody thing to BOOT. Now I can't log in because the keyboard doesn't work. But its my only laptop so:

Wheatley wrote:

Fine. Let the games begin.

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#1129 2012-04-06 06:34:30

Citanul
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Registered: 2012-02-04
Posts: 6
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Re: Laptops which run Arch

HP Pavilion dv6605us
CPU:  AMD Athlon 64 Dual-Core TK-55 1.8 GHz
RAM: 1024 MB DDR2
Video: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7150M (UMA)
Hard Drive    160 GB (5400 RPM) (SATA)

Everything works fine... sound, hardware 3D acceleration, wireless, etc, but it's not a very powerful machine. I'm sure it's discontinued by now. It's already four years old.
I had to manually install the broadcom firmware to get wireless and b43 to work.

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#1130 2012-04-08 00:28:15

werdnanoslen
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Registered: 2012-04-08
Posts: 9

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Fujitsu Lifebook T-1010
Only things that don't work are the security buttons near the power button. There are outdated attempts at drivers for them, but they destroy things. Stay away. Write your own personal touchscreen utility program like I did.

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#1131 2012-04-13 19:47:02

rizzy
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Registered: 2012-04-13
Posts: 1

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Sony Vaio VGN-FS315H

Pentium M 1.73Mhz
GeForce Go NV44
MODULES=(ipw2200 acpi-cpufreq cpufreq_ondemand)

  This is my first install of Arch, probably i'm making some mistakes configuring this laptop but so far most things work how they should.
I've tried most of sony related modules available in AUR, none of them are needed/supported for this particular model.
  Things that i couldn't get going:
1. Fn keys - this laptop has unusual way of dealing with Fn keys, defferent from other vaio's, no hope there.
2. nVidia drivers don't detect AC/BAT plug/unplug events and in turn run gpu at full throttle at all times. To combat this i added an option to xorg.conf:

Option         "RegistryDwords" "PowerMizerEnable=0x1; PerfLevelSrc=0x2233; PowerMizerDefaultAC=0x3; PowerMizerDefault=0x3" 

This locks gpu at it's lowest speed. The laptop is so old i don't really need games on it. Rather have it cool and power-saving.
3. wicd is dropping wireless connection every hour or so, i can't yet find any errors for that in logs. Might be a problem with Thompson wireless router, i've come across a number of devices it has problems with.

   Overall, Arch is a good distro for this laptop.It has enough power to run light DE comfortably and has no major hardware issues. I settled on openbox+lxde, very smooth experience.

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#1132 2012-04-17 13:38:37

sealclubber
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Registered: 2012-04-16
Posts: 34

Re: Laptops which run Arch

At work so I don't have the specs for said laptops but I have successfully installed arch on the following.

Toshiba Portege 3500
Dell Inspiron 900m
Dell Latitude D620
Asus K53YX (or something like that, not sure about the model name)
Dell Inspiron 5100
Sylvania WM8505 (It has an ARM processor, I had to use Raspberry Pi's version of arch.)

I have also installed Puppy Linux on an Austin Edge CD, the specs for this one I know offhand:
Pentium rated at 133mhz
8 megs of ram
1 gig HD

I uh, don't think I'll be installing arch on that one wink


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#1133 2012-04-18 15:22:54

amcollie
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Registered: 2011-06-22
Posts: 9

Re: Laptops which run Arch

17 in. Dell Inspiron 9400
GPU: Radeon X1400
GPU RAM: 256 MB
CPU: 1.83GHz Intel Core DUO T5600 processor
RAM: 2GB
Disk: 115GB

Wireless : working
Bluetooth:  Working (intermittenly)
MODEM: unable to get worrking
5-in-1 Card Reader: Unable to fully load xD media the status of the rest are unknown as I do not any of the other media cards
Sound: working
Synaptic: working

Power Management: working for the most part only having problems getting it to suspend on lid close.

I am using the LXDE desktop environment.

I will install arch on my Acer Timeline 3810TZ.  Waiting on XFCE 4.10 to be released.

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#1134 2012-04-20 08:07:35

Nanashi
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Registered: 2011-12-24
Posts: 16

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Acer Aspire 4339
*Dual Core Intel Celeron Chip
*8 Gigs of Ram
*Intel Ironlake Graphics
*Broadcom Wireless
*Atheros Ethernet

Running XFCE beautifully. Only thing not working is wifi (I haven't gotten around to fixing that yet.) And I need to adjust fan speed. Using ALSA for my sound controller and LXDM as my DM.

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#1135 2012-04-21 19:27:11

dront78
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From: Moscow
Registered: 2010-11-24
Posts: 38

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Toshiba Satellite A660-156 Gnome 3
Works fine with LTS kernel as a fallback for more safety wink


# (0) Arch Linux
title  Arch Linux
root   (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-linux root=/dev/disk/by-uuid/450c949d-0afb-4ea6-aa4a-ac0ff0756284 ro resume=/dev/sda2 libata.noacpi=1 nomodeset notsc clocksource=hpet quiet nmi_watchdog=0 numa=off fastboot
initrd /initramfs-linux.img

# (1) Arch Linux
title  Arch Linux Fallback
root   (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-linux-lts root=/dev/disk/by-uuid/450c949d-0afb-4ea6-aa4a-ac0ff0756284 ro resume=/dev/sda2 libata.noacpi=1 nomodeset notsc clocksource=hpet quiet nmi_watchdog=0 numa=off
initrd /initramfs-linux-lts.img

Last edited by dront78 (2012-04-21 19:27:44)

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#1136 2012-04-22 17:15:39

cian1500ww
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Registered: 2011-09-12
Posts: 5

Re: Laptops which run Arch

amcollie wrote:

17 in. Dell Inspiron 9400
GPU: Radeon X1400
GPU RAM: 256 MB
CPU: 1.83GHz Intel Core DUO T5600 processor
RAM: 2GB
Disk: 115GB

Wireless : working
Bluetooth:  Working (intermittenly)
MODEM: unable to get worrking
5-in-1 Card Reader: Unable to fully load xD media the status of the rest are unknown as I do not any of the other media cards
Sound: working
Synaptic: working

Power Management: working for the most part only having problems getting it to suspend on lid close.

I am using the LXDE desktop environment.

I will install arch on my Acer Timeline 3810TZ.  Waiting on XFCE 4.10 to be released.

What graphics drivers are you using for the X1400?

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#1137 2012-04-25 00:56:40

kofferus
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From: France, Nice
Registered: 2012-03-11
Posts: 3

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Works fine on HP MobileWorkstation 8530w

CPU: Intel P8600
GPU: ATI Mobility FireGL V5700 / VGA, HDMI (with xf86-video-ati)
RAM: 4GB
Disk : SSD 120GB OCZ Agility 3 +  250GB Toshiba MK2561SYN
Wireless : Intel 5300
Ethernet : Intel 82567LM
Bluetooth : Seems to be working but never tested
Touchpad/Pointstick : SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad
Audio: Intel 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio (Built-In microphone doesn't work)
FingerPrint reader: AuthenTec AES2810 (doesn't work)
Hot Keys : Working
Card Reader: Ricoh R5C822 (Never tested)
Firewire: Ricoh R5C832 IEEE 1394 (Never tested)
Webcam: Chicony CKA7216

Last edited by kofferus (2012-04-25 00:58:24)

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#1138 2012-04-25 12:59:08

rasertux
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From: Florianópolis, Brazil
Registered: 2012-03-03
Posts: 40

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Everything works fine on:
Megaware meganote 4129
Intel core I7 620M
6GB Ram ddr3
wifi rtl8191se
vga intel i915
It's a brazilian Laptop, very good!

*sorry for my english

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#1139 2012-04-28 16:49:21

kjell81d
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From: Baltimore, MD, USA
Registered: 2012-04-28
Posts: 3

Re: Laptops which run Arch

ASUS K73E
Core i3 2310M
GMA HD 3000 Graphics (HDMI Out)
3 in 1 Card reader
Ralink RT5390 802.11n
Atheros AR8151 Gigabit Ethernet
Synaptics Touhpad
.3 mp Webcam
500GB HDD

It took some time to get multitouch working right but everything else worked out of the box.

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#1140 2012-04-28 18:29:08

xsmile
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Registered: 2012-03-31
Posts: 19

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Lenovo IdeaPad S205 - 11,6" netbook
Dual boot with Win7 via GRUB2
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CPU: AMD E-350, 1,6 GHz - can even be undervolted with 'phc-k8'
HDD: 320 GB, 5400 rpm
RAM: 4 GB
-
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 6310 [1002:9802] - works, as far as the 'catalyst' driver goes; VGA out does, too
Wi-Fi: Ralink RT3090 [1814:3090] - works; Wi-Fi switch does, too
Ethernet: Realtek RTL8101E [10EC:8136] - works
Audio: ATI SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) [1002:1314] - works, internal microphone and headphone recognition do, too
Webcam: Lenovo EasyCamera 0,3 MP [5986:0292] - works, has a driver related brightness issue
Hotkeys: works - webcam, screen, sleep, Wi-Fi, touchpad, music, brightness, etc.
Touchpad: Synaptics - works, with two finger scrolling
Card reader: Realtek [0BDA:0139] - didn't verify yet

Sleep, hibernate, reboot, shutdown all work.

It is fully capable of running GNOME3, though it may not be the best option :-)

Last edited by xsmile (2012-04-28 18:31:32)

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#1141 2012-05-04 17:08:24

kelloco2
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Registered: 2012-02-13
Posts: 121

Re: Laptops which run Arch

HP Pavilion dv6700 (dv6799 full).

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo T9300 2.5GHz - works after configuration cpufreq cooling is relaxed [800Mhz - 2.5GHz]
HDD: 500 GB, 5400 rpm
RAM: 4 GB
GPU: nVidia 8400M GS - works; closed source drivers, HDMI with sound, output via DE-15F, temperature measurement, multiple monitors, change timing
Wi-Fi:02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 4965 AG or AGN [Kedron] Network Connection (rev 61) - works
Ethernet: 06:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 01) - works
Audio: works
Card reader: works (without additional drivers etc...)

Compaq Armada 7400 - all works


sorry for my english. {Arch Linux, Debian} User

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#1142 2012-05-04 18:54:31

rbbt
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Registered: 2012-01-09
Posts: 38

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Is there anyone who has Alienware Laptop and try ArchLinux on it?

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#1143 2012-05-10 11:25:54

bennylb0
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From: Melbourne, Australia
Registered: 2010-05-21
Posts: 66

Re: Laptops which run Arch

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad W520 and everything works perfectly. Battery is a bit of a problem though even with a 9 cells.


EDIT: After some hard scrutinizing battery life is better than it has ever been. Around ~12 hours now.

Last edited by bennylb0 (2012-05-11 03:24:20)

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#1144 2012-05-10 12:08:09

cybertorture
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Registered: 2010-05-05
Posts: 338

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Samsung 300E5Z
before bios update was very unstable, after " 06QB" it runs smooth and almoust everithing is working.
Exceptions : discrette VGA ( gt 520 mx ) does not work with bumblebee 3.0.3 but worked before. For brightness keys to work i use "acpi_backlight=vendor" boot option. Camera is not tested.

hardware:
vga - intel 3000 and nvidia gt 520 mx ( i915 and bbswitch tongue )
sound - hda-intel ( 6 series something )
wifi - intel n 130 ( iwlwifi )
lan - r8169


O' rly ? Ya rly Oo

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#1145 2012-05-11 22:43:52

d4rkeagle6591
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Registered: 2012-01-15
Posts: 18

Re: Laptops which run Arch

I have arch running flawlessly with the latest updates on my Acer Aspire 4820TG TimelineX. The only workaround I had to do was disable switchable graphics, but as I play WoW, I usually have the decrite on anyways. Still get 4-6 Hour battery life.

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#1146 2012-05-20 05:34:03

Thme
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From: Raleigh NC
Registered: 2012-01-22
Posts: 93

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Running on 2 netbook and  just setup an arch system for a friend on his laptop with some eyecandy and DE customized to his needs.

ASUS 1015pn
CPU: 1.5ghz atom n550 dual core(multithreaded)
RAM:2gb DDR3 installed
HDD:500gb WD scorpio black 7200rpm(installed it myself)
Nvidia ION2 graphics(works flawlessly with compiz and XFCE4 once configured right, stays at around 50-60fps for most effects)

(nothing has run better on this netbook thanks to the forums and wikis it flies amazingly fast for it's specs)

ASUS 1018p
CPU: 1.66ghz atom n450(single core multithreaded)
RAM:2gb DDR2 installed
HDD: 250gb seagate 5400rpm(factory)

(note this netbook is about as OS friendly as anything i've came across. it even has full support for Hackintosh although i don't see any reason to use it. Neither is dual-booting. 100% Arch on both and loving it. Edit: the 1018p boots now at around 25-30 seconds after running it with e4rat!)

Same goes for my friends Asus X53U XR1 with the Amd c-50 1 ghz dual core it runs surpisingly better than i expected even with compiz effects. The radeon HD gpu helps a lot more than i thought it would too...

Last edited by Thme (2012-05-27 05:45:17)


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#1147 2012-05-20 07:16:27

riemannia
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From: Salt Lake City, UT
Registered: 2012-05-20
Posts: 4

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Google CR48, made it to Arch by way of Ubuntu.  Everything installed and runs without a hitch!

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#1148 2012-05-25 21:37:42

XT
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Registered: 2012-05-21
Posts: 14

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Dell Latitude XT with a self-added SSD

Dualboot Truecrypt for Windows 7 / Data partition and dm-crypt for Arch x64

The WIFI card is not initially supported but b43-fwcutter did the trick.
The touchscreen (pen and finger) works out of the box but I rarely use it because I'm too lazy to look for proper software to use gestures and stuff and fine calibration.
Also, the Touchpad doesn't seem to work with the synaptics driver so I don't have scrolling etc.
Battery lifetime seems slightly better than windows (running XFCE4) but I haven't done any serious benchmarks.
And I can't hibernate (out of the box) but I don't use that anyway so I didn't try figuring out how to get it working.
The Hotkeys below the screen seem improperly mapped but do work, so I'm fine with that.

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#1149 2012-05-29 17:14:07

scanline
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Registered: 2012-05-29
Posts: 8

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Lenovo G560 - install went well with no problems. Actually, I had a lot more problems with my desktop than with the laptop.

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#1150 2012-05-29 17:52:17

kelloco2
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Registered: 2012-02-13
Posts: 121

Re: Laptops which run Arch

if someone knew the laptop with the exception of Optimus in the BIOS, please write. thanks


sorry for my english. {Arch Linux, Debian} User

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