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#1276 2013-01-01 21:37:04

Reznor
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From: BiH
Registered: 2012-06-23
Posts: 76

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Sony Vaio PCG-K35: Pentium 4 3.06 GHz, ATI IGP345M (200M chipset), 2x256 MB RAM, 80 GB HDD, ath5k wireless card is recognized out-of-box. Only thing that is not working is sleep. Everything else is detected automatically, even a display resolution.


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#1277 2013-01-01 22:29:47

manuw
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From: Germany
Registered: 2012-04-02
Posts: 5

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Lenovo Ideapad S300

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)
00:14.0 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.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 (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 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 05)
02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 2230 (rev c4)

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#1278 2013-01-02 10:59:54

daGrevis
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From: Riga, Latvia
Registered: 2011-10-16
Posts: 81
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Re: Laptops which run Arch

Dell Inspiron 15R SE w/ full HD, i7 and 8 GB.

When I bought it, Ubuntu was already pre-installed. This proves that it can run Linux!

There were problems w/ v-cards (ye, it has two v-cards), but at the end I stick to built-in Intel and it works. I believe that it's possible to use ATI as well or even make those two switchable. Sound and webcam works out of the box! Lights for keys works too. There is problem that when I close laptop it can't turn on, but I believe that it's fixable! Battery life is bad and fn keys doesn't work, but I haven't looked on it yet. Oh, microphone works! If you have any questions, ask! smile

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#1279 2013-01-03 05:39:55

gugah
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Registered: 2013-01-02
Posts: 19

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Acer Aspire 5542-5241. It came with a basic linux distro, no GUI, just for hardware testing.
Everything works out of the box just fine except HDMI sound (solution here: ATI HDMI Audio) and the camera which I haven't tested yet. I'm using open ati drivers because the propietary drivers won't work with the old graphics card. Other specs:

AMD Turion II X2 M500 (2.2 GHz)
ATI Radeon HD 4200
4GB RAM - 500 GB HD

Just contact me if you have the same model and want to exchange info smile

Last edited by gugah (2013-05-01 21:58:42)


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#1280 2013-01-13 16:05:51

blackcat
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Registered: 2013-01-13
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Re: Laptops which run Arch

Samsung N230 Storm Netbook. Everything works out of the box. smile

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#1281 2013-01-13 20:08:01

kanikuleet
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Registered: 2012-12-22
Posts: 36

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Lenovo N581 works perfectly out of the box, except the ethernet controller needs a manual install of the alx-driver to get ethernet internet access.

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#1282 2013-01-21 01:28:00

Mindstormscreator
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Registered: 2012-07-01
Posts: 166

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Acer Aspire One 722-0369

I've been troubleshooting some problems:

Wireless randomly hangs / disconnects:
Install linux-ck and broadcom-wl-ck from repo-ck

No audio
Change default ALSA sound card

Hard drive spins down frequently, leading to very slow program loading times
Install laptop-mode-tools + hdparm and change the hdparm -B value to 254

I'll try to update this as I fix more stuff.

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#1283 2013-01-21 18:36:40

fred_151
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Registered: 2013-01-04
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Re: Laptops which run Arch

HP625 Amd Athlon II, Ati, Broadcom wifi


"No matter. No mind" (G.Berkeley)

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#1284 2013-01-22 01:27:59

gm112
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Registered: 2011-09-25
Posts: 21

Re: Laptops which run Arch

ASUS S56CA-WH31

Just update your firmware/BIOS prior to booting into Arch! Otherwise you're going to hang after loading the kernel. Everything works out of the box, though.

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#1285 2013-01-22 15:00:37

kelloco2
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Registered: 2012-02-13
Posts: 121

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Asus K75V

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.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 (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 HM76 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 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation Device 0de3 (rev ff)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 07)
03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 2230 (rev c4)

I disabled optimus by bbswitch. Wrote this http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=KFKJVQ4m to stop excessive hard drive parking. HDMI with sound, turbo boost, cpufreq, hibernation/sleep, webcam all works ok! smile

Last edited by kelloco2 (2013-01-22 15:00:47)


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

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#1286 2013-01-22 21:55:34

hydn
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From: Antigua
Registered: 2012-09-23
Posts: 104
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Re: Laptops which run Arch

IBM ThinkPad t42
Lenovo/IBM Thinkpad T60
Lenovo x301 (current)

Everything works except fingerprint reader  (which can be setup but pointless), ThinkVantage button and shutting down or reboot from Xfce menu (buttons missing so I just exit to SLiM and type "halt" and my password.)

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#1287 2013-01-24 02:08:28

Riley88
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From: Canton Georgia USA
Registered: 2013-01-24
Posts: 60

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Asus K55a-rbr6
intel hd 3000
intel i5 2.5ghz dual core with hyperthreading
6gigs of ram
750gig hdd
usb 3.0, 2ports
usb 2.0, 1 port
HDMi


Running Xfce4 everything is working really good no sound or wifi issues (arthros adapter) hdmi works with sound out of the box. Also im getting pretty good battery about 4hrs during video playback (vlc) using kernel 3.7.4-1-ARCH


HARDWARE ASUS K55A-RBR6 LAPTOP
Arch Linux 64bit Awesome WM
My setup http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8il5sR9fxBM

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#1288 2013-01-24 04:25:29

the sad clown
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From: 192.168.0.X
Registered: 2011-03-20
Posts: 833

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Update on the compatibility of my laptop

Driver updates have fixed the Sentelic touchpad issue.  Suspend to Ram works without any additional configuration, and it is possible to patch the kernel to fix the bluetooth issue.


I laugh, yet the joke is on me

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#1289 2013-01-25 11:57:54

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Registered: 2013-01-25
Posts: 2

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Hi,
anyone running Arch on Samsung 900X4D?
I bought one a while back and ran Ubuntu on it, but it unfortunately ran hot. I did not find a fix for it.

Thanks

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#1290 2013-01-25 14:50:53

jc61990
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From: New York
Registered: 2012-07-14
Posts: 29
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Re: Laptops which run Arch

Just replaced my SnowLinux install with Arch on my laptop last night.

Alienware M14x R2
Intel i5-3210M 2.5Ghz  Ivy Bridge
8GB DDR3 1600MHz
Seagate Momentus XT 500GB Hybrid SSD Drive
Intel HD 4000
nvidia GeForce GT 650M
USB 3.0
Creative Recon 3Di Sound card

Everything works so far, i haven't actually tested bumblebee even tho it is installed and setup. Only issue i seem have have every now and then is the system tries to load before the HDD is ready and i drops me to a shell before the system boots. rebooting usually lets me go right in.


i put arch on everything.
Devices on arch: Desktop (self built), Dell XT Laptop, RaspberryPi, HTPC, PogoPlug, and my Web Server

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#1291 2013-01-25 21:03:36

nullstring
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Registered: 2011-07-23
Posts: 12

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Mindstormscreator wrote:

Acer Aspire One 722-0369

I've been troubleshooting some problems:

Wireless randomly hangs / disconnects:
Install linux-ck and broadcom-wl-ck from repo-ck

No audio
Change default ALSA sound card

Hard drive spins down frequently, leading to very slow program loading times
Install laptop-mode-tools + hdparm and change the hdparm -B value to 254

I'll try to update this as I fix more stuff.

I installed arch linux on my ao722 a few days ago, and I thought it was scary how well it worked.
I did notice some wifi hiccups.. but wifi hasn't always been perfect under windows either.

I did not have the spin down issue.
I just followed the wiki for this laptop in order to fix the sound issue. Sort of a hack to replace the number in alsa.conf, but it works well enough.

I don't think I am having any other issue.. except I wish xvba supported mpeg-2...

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#1292 2013-01-27 19:04:04

To98
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Registered: 2013-01-27
Posts: 21

Re: Laptops which run Arch

I've got a Sony VAIO VPCF1E4E and everything except the graphic card (NVIDIA proprietary driver for NVIDIA 425M) works out of the box.
It's a really good laptop for Arch Linux and other distris.
I can use it on battery longer than on Windows 8!
Windows 8: 1,5h
Arch Linux: >2h

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#1293 2013-01-29 19:05:40

ctown.myth
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Registered: 2010-02-10
Posts: 163

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Lenovo X230

Core i5 3320M
Intel HD 4000
Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205
500GB HDD

Everything works out of the box, but the wifi has connection issues and would randomly stop without notifying anything. That however is a iwlwifi issue. Haven't checked with TLP scripts, but powertop reports 10-12W power drain on stock install with laptop-mode-tools, with just web browsing. The most ridiculous thing is downgrading from Windows 8 to 7, the 7 installer can't for some reason install on a GPT disk, I had to convert it to MBR. I'm currently triplebooting between Arch (work), Ubuntu (games) and Windows (games and things that don't work on Arch), with Windows I get 7-9 hours on a charge, on Arch I get 7ish and on Ubuntu I get 5-7 depending on what I do.

Anyways great laptop, I don't need a powerhouse, there's the desktop at home for that, but most things work just fine on this little guy!


AKA MyCookie!

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#1294 2013-01-30 16:03:42

jc61990
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From: New York
Registered: 2012-07-14
Posts: 29
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Re: Laptops which run Arch

Just saw this on slashdot. Any of you with a samsung laptop should be VERY careful

"Heise News reports today some Samsung notebooks can be turned into a brick if booted just one time via UEFI into Linux. Even the firmware does not boot anymore. Some reports in the Ubuntu bug tracker system report that such notebooks can not be recovered without replacing the main board. Other Linux distributions may be affected as well. Kernel developers are discussing a change in the samsung-laptop driver."

http://linux.slashdot.org/story/13/01/3 … -notebooks


i put arch on everything.
Devices on arch: Desktop (self built), Dell XT Laptop, RaspberryPi, HTPC, PogoPlug, and my Web Server

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#1295 2013-02-01 11:09:24

milinux
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From: Granada, Spain.
Registered: 2012-08-30
Posts: 4

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Asus eee-1000H

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#1296 2013-02-01 13:19:02

Gusar
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Registered: 2009-08-25
Posts: 3,471

Re: Laptops which run Arch

What exactly is your problem? Just that message (which isn't a problem, just a warning that things might not work), or does the driver not work? EFI isn't officially supported either, so it wouldn't be weird if it doesn't work. Though I've seen reports that it does.

If the driver doesn't work, you'll need to boot the machine in BIOS mode. Or switch to the nouveau driver.

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#1297 2013-02-07 13:40:52

marcus
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Registered: 2012-09-26
Posts: 13

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Asus UX31E

Everything works out of the box, with the correct drivers installed. No hacking needed.

Direct kernel booting via EFISTUB. Who needs a bootloader?  wink

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#1298 2013-02-09 14:41:26

katchup
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From: France
Registered: 2013-02-09
Posts: 6

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Hi,

I recently purchased a Toshiba Z930 series notebook and of course am running Arch Linux.
The laptop is extremely light (about 1,2kg), has great autonomy (more than 4h), and is also blazingly fast (it has a 128gb SSD)

I have had no problem with the hardware, except that a kernel bug prevents the laptop from suspending properly (more precisely, I can suspend it once, but it will hang when trying to suspend it a second time). Unfortunately, I don't have the time to try and debug this - it would seem other people are also having this bug, on other linux distributions too. But not being able to suspend is pretty much compensated by the fact that it boots in less than 10 seconds.

Also, the laptop boots via UEFI, using rEFInd as a bootloader. I lost quite some time setting that up because I couldn't get it to load /EFI/refind/refind_x64.efi upon boot with efibootmgr, I had to copy rEFInd at the default location which is /EFI/boot/bootx64.efi (on the EFI system partition), which was not very well documented in the Arch Linux wiki, and only vaguely mentionned in the rEFInd documentation.

Before that I was using an Acer Aspire 5720 laptop, also with Arch Linux. The wireless connection (bcm4311) needed specific firmware to be used. The nouveau driver used to hang randomly when I tested it a few years ago, so I have mostly stayed with the proprietary NVIDIA driver (but I hear nouveau is quite stable these days). The sound card would need the use of a specific modprobe option, but then it worked better under Linux than Windows. I have used it quite intensively for five years or so, and it is still working very well.

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#1299 2013-02-18 18:06:22

dineshswamy
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Registered: 2013-01-11
Posts: 26

Re: Laptops which run Arch

HP pavilion with intel centrino duo .. works extremely well with ARCH

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#1300 2013-02-21 00:31:28

OttoRobba
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Registered: 2011-10-03
Posts: 18

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Surface Pro with Arch. Runs really well, some issues with the wifi (gonna still to be succesful ndiswrapping the marvell driver).

USB needs to be prepared for UEFI otherwise it won't be recognized and it won't be bootable.

To boot into the usb without having Windows, one needs to hold down alt+F2+fn. It is a bit hard because it boots really fast but it can be done. If you have another os installed, say, Ubuntu, then this will take you to the GRUB screen. From there you have to press 'c' to go into commandline. Type exit and it should take you into the usb boot screen. If it doens't, 'c' again, 'exit' again.

It is really quick and it looks great with Gnome - they were not lying when they said they wanted tablet, it works really, really well.

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