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#1301 2013-02-22 16:28:51

crobe2
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Re: Laptops which run Arch

Did you follow some guide to get it working on the surface?

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#1302 2013-02-22 17:02:58

elkoraco
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Re: Laptops which run Arch

HP Probook, inxi output:

System:    Host: mrarch Kernel: 3.7.9-1-ARCH x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: Gnome Distro: Arch Linux
Machine:   System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP ProBook 4530s version: A0000C02
           Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 167C version: KBC Version 22.1F
           Bios: Hewlett-Packard version: 68SRR Ver. F.0A date: 07/18/2011
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i3-2330M CPU (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) 
           Clock Speeds: 1: 800.00 MHz 2: 2000.00 MHz 3: 2000.00 MHz 4: 2000.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller 
           X.org: 1.13.2 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 227x59 
Audio:     Card: Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel 
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.7.9-1-ARCH
Network:   Card-1: Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver: ath9k 
           IF: wlo1 state: up mac: 74:de:2b:52:6e:df
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller driver: r8169 
           IF: enp37s0 state: down mac: 10:1f:74:f7:b6:8d
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 320.1GB (30.4% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: Hitachi_HTS72323 size: 320.1GB 
Partition: ID: / size: 15G used: 7.2G (51%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 4.29GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 38.0C mobo: 0.0C 
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A 
Info:      Processes: 151 Uptime: 5:14 Memory: 845.4/3891.7MB Runlevel: 5 Client: Shell (zsh) inxi: 1.8.38 

Everything working out of the box. Adding the famous acpi_backlight=vendor to the kernel line lets pm-utils or whatever automatically drop the brightness to 50 percent. I'm also getting over 4 hours of real world use on the battery if I'm not playing a lot of music and Flash, so me likey. The laptop works very well with any distro I've tried, so it's no surprise.

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#1303 2013-02-23 03:56:36

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Re: Laptops which run Arch

Asus eeepc 900, everything works except for volume control (I need to link the fn switch with the volume keys to alsamixer). Currently using awesomewm and kernel-netbook, floating mode gives me around 2 and a half hours of battery life with the brightness all the way turned down.

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#1304 2013-02-23 10:09:34

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Re: Laptops which run Arch

Clevo P170HM I put together myself in April 2011, inxi output:

System:    Host: 5torme Kernel: 3.7.9-1-ARCH x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.7.2) 
           Desktop: Gnome  (Gtk 3.6.4) dm: (startx) Distro: Arch Linux
Machine:   Mobo: CLEVO model: P170HMx Bios: American Megatrends version: 4.6.4 date: 08/09/2011
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-2720QM CPU (-HT-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 17567.8 
           Clock Speeds: 1: 2201.00 MHz 2: 800.00 MHz 3: 800.00 MHz 4: 800.00 MHz 5: 800.00 MHz 6: 2201.00 MHz 7: 800.00 MHz 8: 800.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Blackcomb [Radeon HD 6900M series] bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:6720 
           X.org: 1.13.2 driver: fglrx Resolution: 238x66 
Audio:     Card-1: Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller 
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:1c20 
           Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Barts HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 6800 Series] 
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:aa88 
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.7.9-1-ARCH
Network:   Card-1: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 [Rainbow Peak] 
           driver: iwlwifi ver: in-tree: bus-ID: 04:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:0091
           IF: wlp4s0 state: up mac: 88:53:2e:00:54:42
           Card-2: JMicron JMC250 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller 
           driver: jme ver: 1.0.8 ports: d100 d000 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 197b:0250
           IF: enp3s0f0 state: down mac: 00:90:f5:b8:17:04
           WAN IP: None Detected! IF: wlp4s0 ip: 192.168.1.145 ip-v6: fe80::8a53:2eff:fe00:5442 
           IF: enp3s0f0 ip: N/A ip-v6: fe80::290:f5ff:feb8:1704 
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 768.2GB (1.0% used)
           1: id: /dev/sda model: M4 size: 128.0GB serial: 00000000123709158B73 
           2: id: /dev/sdb model: Hitachi_HTS54756 size: 640.1GB serial: J2180053HXW6EC 
           Optical: /dev/sr0 model: N/A rev: N/A dev-links: cdrom
           Features: speed: 24x multisession: yes audio: yes dvd: yes rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram state: N/A
Partition: ID: / size: 20G used: 5.1G (27%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 
           label: N/A uuid: c044660a-bf70-464a-9da5-e8602d96ec1b
           ID: /boot size: 194M used: 27M (15%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 
           label: N/A uuid: c0bf3d24-f032-4eab-b0d9-b6a5d92f3fc1
           ID: /var size: 9.9G used: 884M (10%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3 
           label: N/A uuid: ced07e33-41aa-474d-a31d-2cc338875c6d
           ID: /home size: 88G used: 1.1G (2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda4 
           label: N/A uuid: e45ea34f-715f-44cc-a3e4-fc55a8ef7687
           ID: swap-1 size: 8.59GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sdb1 
           label: N/A uuid: e3c7d97c-e191-489c-9057-145036d9e3e1
RAID:      No RAID data available - /proc/mdstat is missing - is md_mod kernel module loaded?
Unmounted: ID: /dev/sdb2 size: 631.54G label: storme uuid: bb9f2307-02f1-401c-8972-9191c79ec34f 
           ID: /dev/sr0 size: 1.07G label: N/A uuid: N/A 
Sensors:   None detected - is lm-sensors installed and configured?
Info:      Processes: 179 Uptime: 1:35 Memory: 1372.4/16031.2MB Runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 4.7.2 
           Client: Shell (bash 4.2.42 running in terminator) inxi: 1.8.38

Edit: Extra inxi info

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#1305 2013-02-25 02:15:24

malockin
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Re: Laptops which run Arch

Jetta C255U

Everything works right out of the box :-)

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#1306 2013-02-25 03:17:16

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Re: Laptops which run Arch

hp dv4 4141us. So far, every linux distro has disliked my wifi chip (BCM4313). Other than that, everything has always worked right out of the box. i3 processor.

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#1307 2013-02-25 11:05:08

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Re: Laptops which run Arch

crobe2 wrote:

Did you follow some guide to get it working on the surface?

I did see a guide on how to boot into Ubuntu from Windows but after that, it was pretty much toying around. Remember that it is the Surface Pro (x86 architecture) and not the RT.

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#1308 2013-02-27 19:55:23

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Re: Laptops which run Arch

Just wanted to share my experiences with my ASUS K53SC that I use in the office. This notebook comes with Intel HM65 chipset, an Intel i5 2430M CPU and an Intel HD 3000 + nVidia GeForce 520MX combo (I replaced the HDD with a Corsair Force SSD, plus add an extra 4GB DDR3-1333 RAM module). Everything works out of the box, I use Arch x86_64, everything was set up in a few days. Switching graphics work like a charm with bumblebee, I just happened to play a bit of Serious Sam 3 today (at decent speed I might add). By killing bluetooth and using wifi only when needed, plus insalling dimdeamon from AUR, my battery life is a stunning 4 hours if I'm just doing my regular office tasks.

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#1309 2013-03-02 22:09:28

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Re: Laptops which run Arch

working great on HP G60 especially with LXDE

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#1310 2013-03-03 01:48:01

thesystematic
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Re: Laptops which run Arch

Pioneer Dreambook U14 - Clevo reseller I believe.

Everything worked out of the box except I had to add ”i8042.reset i8042.nomux i8042.nopnp i8042.noloop” to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX to have my Sentelic touchpad detected at startup.

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#1311 2013-03-03 15:31:33

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Re: Laptops which run Arch

My Acer 5750Z works perfectly with gdm and gnome-shell

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: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9287 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)

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#1312 2013-03-05 19:25:48

Lehvyn
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Re: Laptops which run Arch

Notebook: MSI GX60 1AC-021US
Runs Arch: Yes

Problems:
  1) issues recognizing the ethernet adapter (still haven't, not an issue atm); wifi worked out of the box.
  1) Fixed: I installed dkms-alx from the AUR, I rebooted, then I setup a wired static ip connection. After that, I ran ping -c 3 www.google.com -- works perfect! :D
  2) ati prop. drivers, I get blank tty's when switching from gui to cli (opensource drivers didn't have this problem); I can run commands blindly.
  2) Fixed: I done this (at the very bottom) - works perfect now, :\.
  3) Still haven't gotten the webcam working; haven't tested the mic(s).
  3) Fixed: Pressed fn+f6 then opened Skype - worked; mics work, too -- I feel stupid.

System:    Host: trinity Kernel: 3.7.9-2-ARCH x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.7.2) Desktop: N/A dm: N/A Distro: Arch Linux
Machine:   System: Micro-Star product: GX60 1AC version: E16FKAMS.509 Chassis: type: 10
           Mobo: Micro-Star model: MS-16FK version: Ver 1.000
           Bios: American Megatrends version: E16FKAMS.509 date: 12/10/2012
CPU:       Quad core AMD A10-4600M APU with Radeon HD Graphics (-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm) bmips: 18372.2 
           Clock Speeds: 1: 2300.00 MHz 2: 2300.00 MHz 3: 2300.00 MHz 4: 2300.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Device 9900 bus-ID: 00:01.0 chip-ID: 1002:9900 
           Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Wimbledon XT [Radeon HD 7970M] bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:6800 
           X.Org: 1.13.2.901 driver: fglrx Resolution: 1920x1080@59.9hz 
           GLX Renderer: AMD Radeon HD 7970M GLX Version: 4.2.12172 - CPC 12.10.17 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller 
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2 chip-ID: 1022:780d 
           Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Trinity HDMI Audio Controller 
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:01.1 chip-ID: 1002:9902 
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.7.9-2-ARCH
Network:   Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2200 Gigabit Ethernet Controller port: d000 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 1969:e091
           IF: N/A state: N/A speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: N/A
           Card-2: Atheros Device 0037 driver: ath9k bus-ID: 04:00.0 chip-ID: 168c:0037
           IF: wlp4s0 state: up speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: dc:85:de:85:a3:e1
           Card-3: Atheros usb-ID: 008-002 chip-ID: 0cf3:3008
           IF: N/A state: N/A speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: N/A
           WAN IP: x.x.x.x IF: wlp4s0 ip: 192.168.0.239 ip-v6: fe80::de85:deff:fe85:a3e1 
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1006.2GB (0.5% used)
           1: id: /dev/sdb model: WDC_WD7500BPKT size: 750.2GB serial: WD-WXC1A82Y4936 temp: 34C 
           2: id: /dev/sda model: Samsung_SSD_840 size: 256.1GB serial: S12RNEACC89032Z temp: 0C 
           Optical: /dev/sr0 model: N/A rev: N/A dev-links: cdrom
           Features: speed: 24x multisession: yes audio: yes dvd: yes rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram state: N/A
Partition: ID: / size: 40G used: 4.3G (11%) fs: jfs dev: /dev/sda1 
           label: N/A uuid: 6cba221b-d75a-4bd7-8bf0-428a13b3c9d0
           ID: /home size: 190G used: 379M (1%) fs: jfs dev: /dev/sda4 
           label: N/A uuid: ae64a56c-77f7-4407-9729-42b5681e8129
           ID: /boot size: 485M used: 36M (8%) fs: ext2 dev: /dev/sda3 
           label: N/A uuid: ec004b2a-c4ab-4b44-b156-a6013bb3348c
           ID: /var size: 30G used: 226M (1%) fs: reiserfs dev: /dev/sdb1 
           label: N/A uuid: 77aa9a1e-a13a-40a8-850e-6627a5d5891e
           ID: /mnt/backup size: 70G used: 33M (1%) fs: reiserfs dev: /dev/sdb2 
           label: N/A uuid: ee8a71a2-2515-4808-bfe7-ea6205017b58
           ID: /mnt/storage size: 599G used: 33M (1%) fs: xfs dev: /dev/sdb3 
           label: N/A uuid: 3adcd2e5-dfc5-4be2-b6ee-4f1f3b7a6623
           ID: swap-1 size: 8.59GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2 
           label: N/A uuid: e4ec41df-3d2f-4c05-93f6-4d8c658c2abc
RAID:      No RAID data available - /proc/mdstat is missing - is md_mod kernel module loaded?
Unmounted: No unmounted partitions detected
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 47.6C mobo: N/A gpu: 47.00C 55.00C 
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A 
Info:      Processes: 132 Uptime: 39 min Memory: 724.1/15443.5MB Runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 4.7.2 
           Client: Shell (bash 4.2.42 running in lxterminal) inxi: 1.8.45 

edit: added inxi info.

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#1313 2013-03-05 21:46:26

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Re: Laptops which run Arch

Just installed arch on my system76 lemur ultra, and to my delight everything works out of the box, brightness keys and all smile (well except the realtek card reader but theres a driver for that in the aur, I don't use it anyway)

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#1314 2013-03-06 21:58:27

sarsanaee
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Re: Laptops which run Arch

what about asus n43s ????

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#1315 2013-03-07 14:25:07

bgoranov
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Re: Laptops which run Arch

HP Elitebook 8730w

Intel T9400 4GB RAM
Nvidia FX2700m
250GB 7200RPM hard

Beautiful piece of machinery and runs like a charm.

The other one is a T410i
i5-430M 4GB RAM
Quadro 3100M

For both of these machines everything runs pretty much out of the box, there was no need to do too much troubleshooting to make anything work.

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#1316 2013-03-08 14:48:27

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Re: Laptops which run Arch

Dell Latitude E5430

Specs:

System:    Host: zeus Kernel: 3.8.2-1-ck x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: dwm 5.9.s99-heresy Distro: Arch Linux
Machine:   System: Dell product: Latitude E5430 non-vPro version: 01
           Mobo: Dell model: N/A Bios: Dell version: A09 date: 12/10/2012
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i5-3360M CPU (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) 
           Clock Speeds: 1: 1200.00 MHz 2: 1200.00 MHz 3: 2801.00 MHz 4: 1200.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller 
           X.Org: 1.13.2.901 driver: intel Resolution: 1600x900@60.0hz 
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Mobile GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 9.1
Audio:     Card: Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel 
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.8.2-1-ck
Network:   Card-1: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 [Taylor Peak] driver: iwlwifi 
           IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: 60:67:20:55:a6:d4
           Card-2: Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5761 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe driver: tg3 
           IF: enp12s0 state: down mac: d4:be:d9:6a:51:d6
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 320.1GB (24.5% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: ST320LT007 size: 320.1GB 
Partition: ID: / size: 15G used: 9.2G (65%) fs: ext4 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 42.5C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A 
Info:      Processes: 126 Uptime: 15:06 Memory: 508.2/7851.6MB Client: Shell (zsh) inxi: 1.8.45

This is a very Linux-friendly little laptop that comes in different configurations regarding its main components (as well as the keyboard: it may be ordered with a backlit one if you wish) and preinstalled OSes (Windows range or Ubuntu / no OS). The only part that stands out a bit is multitouchpad (Alps), but it works well with a tweaked module from the AUR. Briefly: a very decent, efficient piece of hardware that won't ruin your budget and should let you do your job for years.


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#1317 2013-03-09 17:46:32

kleim
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Registered: 2011-12-14
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Re: Laptops which run Arch

Asus G51VX (gaming laptop)

System:    Host: overplop Kernel: 3.7.6-1-ARCH i686 (32 bit) Console: tty 0 Distro: Arch Linux
Machine:   System: ASUSTeK product: G60VX version: 1.0
           Mobo: PEGATRON model: G60VX version: 1.0 Bios: American Megatrends version: 203 date: 05/27/2009
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core2 Duo CPU P8700 (-MCP-) clocked at 800.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA G92 [GeForce GTX 260M]
           X.org: 1.13.2.901 driver: nouveau tty size: 237x63 Advanced Data: N/A out of X
Audio:     Card: Intel 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel Sound: ALSA ver: k3.7.6-1-ARCH
Network:   Card-1: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection driver: iwl3945
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller driver: r8168
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 750.2GB (61.6% used)
Info:      Processes: 83 Uptime: 19 min Memory: 70.8/3033.5MB Runlevel: 5 Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 1.8.45

M116 SU2300 (netbook)

System:    Host: miniplop Kernel: 3.7.6-1-ARCH x86_64 (64 bit) Console: tty 0 Distro: Arch Linux
Machine:   Mobo: N/A model: N/A Bios: American Megatrends version: 4.6.3 date: 05/11/2011
CPU:       Dual core Intel CPU U2300 (-MCP-) clocked at 1200.130 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile 4 Series Integrated Graphics Controller
           X.org: 1.13.3 driver: intel tty size: 237x63 Advanced Data: N/A out of X
Audio:     Card: Intel 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel Sound: ALSA ver: k3.7.6-1-ARCH
Network:   Card-1: Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver: ath9k
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller driver: r8169
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 250.1GB (83.5% used)
Info:      Processes: 74 Uptime: 20 min Memory: 128.9/1993.8MB Runlevel: 5 Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 1.8.45

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#1318 2013-03-16 17:35:42

kellerman
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Registered: 2011-07-20
Posts: 101

Re: Laptops which run Arch

ACER v3-571
Intel® Core™ i5-2450M CPU @ 2.50GHz Sandy Bridge
Intel GMA 3000 and Nvidia Geforce 630M (works supergreat with bumblebee and Steam games)
8 GB DDR3-1333 RAM
500GB WD 7200rpm HDD

Kernel: 3.8.3-1-ARCH

Arch works superb with this laptop, there are only small issue such as brightness not working using any plugins (Fn keys still work) for the moment with this kernel.

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#1319 2013-03-16 17:46:35

hadrons123
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Posts: 1,249

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Lenovo Y580
Check the wiki for more info
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Le … eaPad_Y580

I have updated the wiki for the latest info.


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#1320 2013-03-21 19:44:07

cliffordsr
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Registered: 2013-03-16
Posts: 39

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Clevo P140em
aka
Sager NP9130

I can post specs if anyone needs 'em.

-Cliff

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#1321 2013-03-22 19:53:35

sbof
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Re: Laptops which run Arch

MBP 9,2 (Macbook Pro 13' Jan 2013)

Dual boot Arch Linux - Mac OS X using rEFInd. I didn't succeed to boot Linux from a blank disk. Apparently, the EFI from Apple doesn't read the EFI partition to find the boot loader but some directory, of the Mac OS X partition.

The wireless worked immediately after installing b43-fwcutter.
I used xbindkeys for the special keys. Sound volume, screen luminosity and keyboard backlight all working fine. Pommed doesn't play well with systemd so I didn't use it.

I have a Belgian keyboard which works fine using the French - Macintosh configuration (french and belgian keyaboard are the same on Apple)

I had to install blueman (GTK+ bluetooth manager) to have the Apple bluetooth keyboard and magick trackpad to work.

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#1322 2013-03-23 12:22:05

M0rtiferrimus
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Registered: 2013-03-03
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Re: Laptops which run Arch

The Toshiba Satellite L855-S5280P has a nightmare of a networking setup; the ethernet port has to have a driver compiled, which requires build-essential, which requires an internet connection if you don't have hours to download dependency after dependency and move them via a flash drive. The Realtek wifi chipset is the only way to get a connection, and even on Windows, it drops the connection frequently. In Linux, well... it took me a full weekend just to get that card alone working long enough to set up Arch.

But if you've got the dedication, you can make it work. It's definitely worth the time I put into it now that I have a fully functional Arch system.

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#1323 2013-03-25 18:34:26

liberm
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Registered: 2012-01-24
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Re: Laptops which run Arch

For the ThinkPad T420 with Nvidia graphics (and I would guess, T430/T520/T530), Arch works very well if you set the BIOS to Legacy Boot or whatever (not UEFI), set to discrete graphics only, and turn off hardware virtualization (not sure why this is necessary, but it works great now). Everything else worked out of the box.

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#1324 2013-03-25 20:01:08

aphirst
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From: Munich, Germany
Registered: 2008-06-30
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Re: Laptops which run Arch

HP Pavillion dm1-4341sa

ATI Radeon 7340 works using catalyst from Vi0L0's repository, including HDMI. I can't get VLC or mplayer to behave with xvba-video, but xbmc seems to do the job.

Boots without issue for linux<3.8 in BIOS and EFI; EFI using rEFInd fails for some 3.8.x versions unless you use a GNU-EFI compiled rEFInd binary, in which case it works perfectly.

Needed to tweak my .asoundrc to get the right sound card considered as default (otherwise defaults to HDMI, so no speaker sound).

Stock wireless works great (Ralink 3290), but no Bluetooth support (unless this has any substance to it...). HP motherboards have a whitelist, restricting each model to only a very small subset of "approved" WiFi/Bluetooth chips,so I used the HP service manual for my model to find an alternative chip (Broadcom 4313) with Linux support. As per the wiki this replacement chip has disconnection problems with the FOSS driver, but broadcom-wl(-dkms) works perfectly.

Touchpad works just fine, though the touch-sensitive button to enable/disable it appears to be a unique feature of the Windows driver.

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#1325 2013-03-30 12:03:16

JohnnyWho
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Registered: 2013-03-21
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Re: Laptops which run Arch

Toshiba Satellite C660-C!
It is a really low-end machine, though it flies with arch. Hardware worked out of the box.

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