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#2101 2018-05-21 14:13:21

Registered: 2018-05-21
Posts: 1

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Samsung 350V5C
Intel i5-3210M @ 2.5 GHz
500 GB(slow) hard drive
4 GB of RAM
Intel HD Graphics 4000 and Radeon HD 7500M through open-source drivers and PRIME(obly for games)

Everything works fine, don't remember having any issues. On the other hand Windows 10 was crashing every week or so.


#2102 2018-05-26 19:16:38

From: the big she-bang
Registered: 2018-05-26
Posts: 38

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Thinkpad T-470  (20JN)
   Intel i5-6300U @ 2.4 (15w)
   8GB RAM
   256GB m.2 nvme-SSD (Samsung)
   Intel HD 520 graphics
   Intel Wireless 8260
   Screen-Resolution - 1366 x 768
Kernel: linux-lts 4.14.41-1-lts

Everything worked perfectly on Arch! Although, I have had some minor issues with trackpoint and intel 8260 wireless nic on some other distros.

Last edited by bashM0nk3y (2018-05-26 19:17:53)


#2103 2018-06-02 22:01:59

From: Indonesia
Registered: 2016-07-30
Posts: 3

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Machine: Lenovo ThinkPad X260 (20F5)
├─ Processor: Intel i5-6300U @2.40GHz
├─ RAM: Samsung SODIMM DDR4 Synchronous 2133 MHz 8GB x1
├─ Hard Disk: Intel SSDSC2KF48 480GB
├─ Graphic: Intel HD Graphics 520
├─ Wireless controller: Intel Wireless 8260 + BT4.1
├─ Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation Ethernet Connection I219-LM
├─ Audio device: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio
├─ Screen Resolution: 12,5" HD 1366 x 768 TN Panel
├─ Battery Internal: Sony 45N1111 23200mWh
└─ Battery External: Sanyo 45N1775 23200mWh

Operating System: Arch Linux (single boot)
├─ Kernel: x86_64 Linux 4.16.13-1-ARCH
├─ Desktop Environtment: -
└─ Window Manager: i3

EveryHardwareThing works out of the box. I have preinstalled Windows 10 DG Windows 7 Pro 64, but i don't need it, so i wiped out and just install Arch Linux.
Everything fine since January 2016 big_smile


#2104 2018-06-09 09:30:24

Registered: 2018-02-19
Posts: 4

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Machine: Lenovo ThinkPad T480
├─ Processor: Intel Core i5-8250U @1.60GHz
├─ Memory: 16GB DDR4 2400MHz SODIMM
├─ Storage: 256GB SSD (PCIe M.2 2280)
├─ Graphics: Intel HD 520
└─ Soundcard (Chip): HDA Intel PCH (Realtek ALC257)

Operating System: Arch Linux (single boot)
├─ Kernel: x86_64 4.16.13-2-ARCH
└─ Window Manager: i3

Most things working perfectly out of the box. KVM was disabled by BIOS by default (Fix: Turn on VT in BIOS). xbacklight for screen brightness control (required xf86-video-intel) and xbindkeys to configure multimedia keys.

I also have Arch running on an older Lenovo G770 just fine.


#2105 2018-06-20 07:10:42

Registered: 2016-10-22
Posts: 27

Re: Laptops which run Arch

First laptop : Clevo W110ER
├─ Processor: Intel Core i3-3110M
├─ Memory: 4GB
├─ Storage: 256GB SSD (SATA)
└─  Graphics: Intel HD something + GT650M

Okay, it's running Manjaro and not Arch, so I guess I'm cheating a bit here.
Overall, very Linux-friendly laptop, pretty much everything works out-of-the box, including Optimus, bluetooth and such. Very minor issues with sleep mode, and wifi being occasionnally wonky on some 802.11n hotspots. Could be fixed in the newer kernels.

Second laptop : MSI GE63VR 7RE
├─ Processor: Intel Core i7-7700HQ @ 2.8Ghz (turbo to 3.8)
├─ Memory: 16GB
├─ Storage: 512GB SSD (NVme)
└─  Graphics: Intel HD something + GTX 1060

This one is running pure Arch. No major issue.
- Had to disable Fast Boot, Secure Boot and intel C-State in the BIOS.
- Contrary to my previous laptop, HDMI output is hardwired to the discrete card, so I have to keep the card on at all times in order to use it. In the end I just run the whole X session on NVidia (it's not like I bought this laptop for the battery life anyway...).
- Without MSI's proprietary software, I can't control the color of per-key RGB lighting. The backlighting itself works and I can control the brightness, but for now it's stuck in a fabulous "rainbow" mode. None of the CLI tools I've found around GitHub work for this particular model.
- There's a bunch of special keys on the keyboard that are specific to MSI, I think they are supposed to switch between power modes or something. Of course they don't do anything on Linux.
- Every once in a while I have an ACPI-related error message popping up in dmesg. Seems harmless.
- Plugging in headphones mutes all audio, had to edit alsa paths in pulseaudio to fix that.
- The NVidia card throws errors in dmesg when resuming from sleep, and sometimes garbled rendering in Firefox. Will try to isolate the problem more accurately.

Not tested yet : SD card reader, DisplayPort output, USB-C, Bumblebee, external microphone. Everything else works.

Last edited by Askannz (2018-06-20 08:00:05)


#2106 2018-06-27 18:59:55

From: Acworth, Georgia, USA
Registered: 2016-02-19
Posts: 40

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Refurbished Toshiba C655D-L5043
500GB WD hard drive
AMD v120 processor
ATI Radeon HD 4250 integrated graphics
AR9485 Atheros wireless adapter

Flawless lately except for a recurring notice in the boot log: sp5100-tco: I/O address 0x0cd6 already in use

Last edited by RickDeckard (2018-06-27 19:00:21)


#2107 2018-07-09 07:49:02

From: Italy
Registered: 2009-01-13
Posts: 707

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Anybody with the Dell XPS 15 9570 with i7 8750H? I'd need a laptop with loads of compute power for work and I like the XPS 15, but I fear that due to its thermal constraints it won't be possible to squeeze out much of the computing power. In this thread there is a long list of issues, but I guess every owner's thread is biased with problems. So I wonder wether any archer can give me some first-hand impression about the overall satisfaction and in particular about the CPU throttling and the behaviour under heavy CPU load. Thanks.


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