Although had a little bit struggling, my Lenovo T420s now works with Arch.
The only thing missing now is Nvidia Optinum. It's not that I can't make it work, just I don't think I need to.
Intel card is enough for most of the cases and it has a much better battery life.
HP Pavilion g6-2103ax
CPU: AMD A6-4400M APU (2.7 GHz)
GPU: ATI Radeon HD 7600M (seems to require catalyst driver, screen was blank with open-source one —
haven't figured out if it's even possible to enable dynamic switching yet enabled "dynamic" switching, but this requires a restart of X to change card, and a reboot of the system for it to show up with amdcccle, though aticonfig --pxl shows the correct card.)
RAM: 4GiB DDR3
Wireless worked OOTB (it's an Atheros AR9485 card)
Ethernet worked off archiso, haven't tested it on full install, probably works.
Mobile broadband off a Huawei dongle works with netcfg, same dongle isn't detected by Windows 7 on this laptop, probably locked down by old laptop.
Haven't tested Bluetooth
Haven't tested card reader
Touchpad: Synaptics, worked OOTB
Fn keys work fine, but I haven't mapped a few in Openbox yet. Not enough brightness steps by default. Strange conflicts with xfce-panel brightness plugin.
Power management: No major issues, but battery consumption is insanely high. I usually prefer to be plugged into the mains so this isn't a major issue (for me).
Hibernate: haven't gotten it to work yet, fglrx complained with an error
Few issues with partitioning on first attempt (I blame Microsoft and HP for that), but almost all is merry now. Dual boots Windows 7 Home Premium and Arch Linux x86-64 (3.5.4-1 ARCH) with pure systemd setup. The display is a little too reflective, but the image quality is quite good.
Last edited by zoqaeski (2012-09-24 07:01:17)
CPU: Intel i5 3210m
GPU: Intel HD 4000 integrated graphics
RAM: 4gb DDR3
HDD: 320GB 7200rpm for media files, 128gb mSATA ssd for install
WIFI: Intel Ultimate 6300n
Everything works out of the box with this guy. I had some trouble getting WICD working, but netcfg works just fine (and is easier IMO). On Ubuntu 12.04, the wireless didn't work. I'm now getting full 3-antenna N speeds at school anywhere I go. Thank you rolling release.
All the media keys work, backlight, etc. Without any power management software, I'm getting 8-10 hours on a charge with the 9-cell battery.
It boots in ~6 seconds using GRUB2 legacy. I probably could get this down to a couple seconds with systemd + a UEFI boot.
Very highly recommended. And the keyboard feels amazing.
EDIT: after installing TLP scripts from the AUR, my battery is now 12-14 hours. Holy cow.
Last edited by earsplit (2012-09-24 14:35:39)
Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 @ 2.20Ghz
Work like a charm.
Macbook Air mid-2012
HP EliteBook 8440p (nvidia version).
Everything works perfectly out of the box (except maybe the modem which I didn't checked).
Dell Inspiron 5720 (210-38496slv)
$ uname -a Linux dell_inspiron 3.5.4-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Sat Sep 15 08:12:04 CEST 2012 x86_64 GNU/Linux
$ lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller (rev 09) 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor PCI Express Root Port (rev 09) 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09) 00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI Host Controller (rev 04) 00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04) 00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04) 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04) 00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev c4) 00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 5 (rev c4) 00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04) 00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM77 Express Chipset LPC Controller (rev 04) 00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 04) 00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04) 01:00.0 3D controller: NVIDIA Corporation Device 1140 (rev a1) 02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n (rev 01) 03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 05)
$ lsusb Bus 003 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub Bus 004 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 003 Device 003: ID 0bda:0129 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. Bus 003 Device 004: ID 1bcf:2897 Sunplus Innovation Technology Inc. Bus 004 Device 003: ID 0a5c:21d7 Broadcom Corp.
all work fine
Last edited by tuxuls (2012-10-02 11:29:45)
All work out-of-the-box
The only 2 issues are video bit xf86-video-fbdev work (remmember desintall all other xf86-video packages), xf86-video-vesa work and from AUR xf86-video-modesetting work all this in a 64bit sistem
the last one make the external monitor work
the second issue are UEFI implementation that only run --removable and 32bit .efi apps
now I learning how mitigate power consumption and make the best usage and perfomance of this laptop
Last edited by Jristz (2012-10-04 04:23:52)
Well, I suppose that this is somekind of signature, no?
Acer Iconia 6120 (Dual 14" Touchscreen laptop)
# Extend the Desktop xrandr --output LVDS2 --mode 1366x768 --pos 0x768 --rotate inverted --output LVDS1 --mode 1366x768 --pos 0x0 --rotate normal # Top Touchscreen xinput set-prop "pointer:Cypress Semiconductor CYTCB4S-01001" "Coordinate Transformation Matrix" 1 0 0 0 0.5 0 0 0 1 # Bottom Touchscreen xinput set-prop "pointer:Cypress Semiconductor CYTCB4S-01002" "Coordinate Transformation Matrix" -1 0 1 0 -0.5 1 0 0 1
Almost everything is functional. If you extend the desktop over the screens, then the touchscreens stop working correctly. It's been buggy for a long while but no one has addressed it. When you lift your finger (or do a click),
Also the latest xf86-video-intel causes a segfault when you startx. It's a reported bug. I downgraded to 2.20.8-1, which is fairly stable.
You have to press the button on the left hinge to activate the bottom screen. This sends a ctrl+alt+del, so either disable that in /etc/inittab or wait until X loads to hit the hinge button.
I don't think hdmi output works in the X driver. It seems to corrupt the display and require a reboot. I have not tried VGA as I'm lacking the appropriate cable.
Lenovo Thinkpad E420s
256GB Crucial M4
Just switched to SystemD from Init and I boot in 6 Seconds vs 10 with Init. Laptop-Mode-Tools + PM-Utils puts battery life into the 7 hour range easily, with Suspend2RAM on lid close battery can last days.
Aside from Wifi everything worked OOTB.
With a KDE Base install and few apps running I use ~300mb of ram, now I just have to figure what to use the rest with
Very content with my switch to Arch and believe I will stay for along time coming!
Last edited by Fall (2012-10-05 03:37:42)
@Fall, welcome to the forums. Did you get all your realtek crap working? I have an E430, but I think they are pretty similar. My ethernet card needed r8168, wifi sucked (rtl8192ce), and the card reader needed a driver from the realtek site (though I don't load the module unless I need it, as it is a power suck).
Wifi for me works great, My card is a RTL8188CE and I loaded the "rtl8192ce_linux" driver from the official repos, connected to my Uverse and it has worked well since. I have had a few hiccups here and there but overall it has worked good. As for the card reader, I have not loaded that driver yet but when I get my Raspberry Pi in a few days I will and see how it goes. Then Uninstall it after I get my Pi up
Thanks for the Welcome!
Edit: Just for clarification, are you speaking of the module included in the kernel tree? When you say "from the official repos", it makes me think that you are installing an additional package. Just curious.
Last edited by WonderWoofy (2012-10-06 15:44:37)
asus k51ae everythink work except sound but only at laptop hardware when plugin headphones or different audio hardware sound works
The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S430 runs really well with Arch.
Only two minor issues I haven't been able to figure out yet, but I hope they are solvable:
1. Palm Detect on the ClickPad is not working at all
2. Battery drain in suspend. Not fully tested yet, but last night I put it into suspend at around 50% battery, and this morning 8 hours later, the battery was empty.
Otherwise, great machine, great distro (first time arch user)
HP Envy 17-3200:
Everything except multitouch trackpad gestures, hybrid graphics, the mute indicator light, and the trackpad disable button. (I just got this one, so that may change within the next few days)
I use Archlinux in: Asus A53TK-SX113V
Procesador AMD Quad-Core A6-3420M APU (1.5GHz, 4MB (L2) Cache)
Memoria RAM 4GB (4GB*1) DDR3 1333MHz
Disco duro 500GB 5400 rpm [SATA] (500GB)
Almacenamiento óptico DVD 8X Supermulti, Doble Capa [SATA]
Display 15.6" Retroiluminación LED Glare HD (1366x768/16:9)
AMD Radeon™ HD 6720G2 (A6 series) + HD 7670M Dual Graphics
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Cámara de portátil Sí
Batería 6 celdas
1 x VGA
1 x HDMI
1 x salida de auriculares
1 x entrada de micrófono
2 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.0
Lector de Taretas 4 en 1 (SD/MMC/MS/MS Pro)
Toshiba Satellite A505-S6960
Everything worked perfectly, including the hotkeys (excluding the "eco mode" key).
One issue was the wireless signal used to drop a lot in xorg drivers dating back to 2010. I do not know the case now as I no longer use this laptop.
My current laptop:
HP Envy 3040nr
1. No true multitouch on the clickpad
2. Severe hangups because of sound, requiring the workaround: blacklist snd-usb-audio in /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf
3. Blacklight is dimmed on boot
4. Cannot use the ati graphics card, only the intel card is recognized.
5. Beats button does not work (nothing is assigned to it)
However, the HD display is fantastic on Linux
Also, the wireless drivers work beautifully.
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Just installed Arch last week. Works far better than I could have ever hoped for.
-CPU - Intel i7 (2.2Ghz)
-GPU - Intel HD / Nvidia GT 540m
The intel GPU works fine, but the Nvidia drivers don't seem to work.
That's really the only problem I came across.
I started installing on my 10 year old Thinkpad R31 and have the command line working fine but unable to get X fully functional yet.
Dell Inspiron 1420
Most everything runs great out of the box, but you need the broadcom-wl package from the AUR to get the broadcom wifi chip working. Haven't tested smart card reader.
Anyone here have a Toshiba Satellite X200 and are familiar with the internals of it? My friend has one and I was there today to clean it out. Getting to the fans requires pretty much complete disassembly of the entire machine, boy was that fun
Anyway, I noticed there are two mini pci-e ports in the machine. One is occupied by the intel wifi card. There's something in the other port too. And now the reason I'm asking if anyone is familiar with the internals - what is that thing in the other pci-e port?? Here's lspci -v of the machine: http://pastebin.com/99bs69Nf. I don't notice anything out of the ordinary! lsusb shows two devices, the webcam and the fingerprint thingy.
I only played with Linux using a liveusb (the machine has Vista installed on it, ugh), so I couldn't test the fingerprint thingy, but everything else works great. Well, there's something else I didn't test either - the dial-up modem. Yeah, the thing has one of those in it . Can you imagine surfing today's bloated-by-tracking-crap websites on dial-up?
I find taht the kernel no more load automagicaly my wifi modules
but the workaround is add in modules-load.d the macb0211 iwlwifi iwldvm cfg80211 and again work
another recomendation is NOt use lts kernel, these not have gma500_gfx module/kms
Last edited by Jristz (2012-10-18 01:52:28)
Well, I suppose that this is somekind of signature, no?
Got an Acer Aspire 5750G
Got some minor problems with the 3G card (but got it wokring using sakis3g)
Installed on a gen 2 SSD - boot time ~15 seconds with Gnome and GDM
Should probably also add that the "special keys" (those that require the FN button) didn't work - untill a recent update (one today of this reply).
Linux Freakzoid 3.6.2-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Oct 12 23:58:58 CEST 2012 x86_64 GNU/Linux
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller (rev 09) 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09) 00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04) 00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04) 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04) 00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev b4) 00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev b4) 00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04) 00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM65 Express Chipset Family LPC Controller (rev 04) 00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family 6 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 04) 00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04) 02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM57785 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (rev 10) 02:00.1 SD Host controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM57765 Memory Card Reader (rev 10) 02:00.2 System peripheral: Broadcom Corporation Device 16be (rev 10) 02:00.3 System peripheral: Broadcom Corporation Device 16bf (rev 10) 03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM43227 802.11b/g/n
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 001 Device 005: ID 12d1:1404 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. Bus 001 Device 004: ID 058f:b002 Alcor Micro Corp. Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0461:4d81 Primax Electronics, Ltd Dell N889 Optical Mouse
Last edited by Jobbe (2012-10-31 11:42:08)
I use a Sony Vaio VPCEB3C5E:
CPU: i5 2.53GHz
GPU: ATI Radeon HD 5650 (Mobility)
Everything I need works fine, but I noticed :
The open source ATI driver works a lot better than the proprietary on this model.
The laptop-mode-tools causes some problems at the shutdown (reboots immediatly).
No FN keys by default.
No backlight control with xf86-video-ati and xbacklight (Instead of searching an alternative, I made my own script).