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#2151 2019-05-28 10:01:03

snack
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Re: Laptops which run Arch

re4xn wrote:

Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH (Intel i7-8750H, Nvidia 1050 Ti). Working perfectly fine with Bumblebee. Fan speed might need adjustment, they tend to preemptively fire up sometimes and it gets a bit loud (still investigating how to safely adjust their speed).

What do you mean by "Working perfectly fine with Bumblebee"? The sentence per se' is quite clear but it does not fit with people's experience with the 1050 Ti found in the Dell XPS 15 9570, as described here. The troubles with the XPS did not look to me as related to the laptop itself but rather to the VGA, so they should show up with all laptops shipping with the 1050 Ti.

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#2152 2019-05-28 10:01:38

arch2013
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Re: Laptops which run Arch

I just installed Arch on a Thinkpad A485 20MU000CGE:

Display     14", 1920x1080, 157dpi, 60Hz, non-glare, IPS, 250cd/m²
CPU     AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U, 4x 2.00GHz
RAM     8GB DDR4-2400 (1x 8GB Module, 2 Slots, max. 32GB)
SSD     256GB M.2 PCIe (2280)
Graphics     AMD Radeon Vega 8 (IGP), HDMI 2.0
Wireless     WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2x2, Realtek RTL8822BE), Bluetooth 4.1
Smartcard-reader (works).

After some issues regarding the UEFI setup and a missing firmware file, everything works great now.
All function-keys worked actually out-of-the-box with gnome3 as well as with budgie!
The keyboard is good and has a neat backlight that works as well.

I have not tested bluetooth yet.

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#2153 2019-05-28 17:19:54

re4xn
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Re: Laptops which run Arch

snack wrote:

What do you mean by "Working perfectly fine with Bumblebee"? The sentence per se' is quite clear but it does not fit with people's experience with the 1050 Ti found in the Dell XPS 15 9570, as described here. The troubles with the XPS did not look to me as related to the laptop itself but rather to the VGA, so they should show up with all laptops shipping with the 1050 Ti.

By 'perfectly fine', I mean that bbswitch and bumblebee work out of the box; installing the required packages, enabling bumblebeed.service and rebooting the laptop is enough to get it working like one expects it to work: the Nvidia card is powered off by default, and using optirun/primusrun enables the Nvidia card as expected, turning it back off when the process using the card ends.

Running glxgears, the command cat /proc/acpi/bbswitch outputs:

0000:01:00.0 OFF

Running primusrun glxgears, the command cat /proc/acpi/bbswitch outputs:

0000:01:00.0 ON

After killing the glxgears process, the command cat /proc/acpi/bbswitch outputs:

0000:01:00.0 OFF

It appears to work 'perfectly fine', although if you have other issues in mind I can check for those. Funnily enough, I tried to install nvidia-xrun first, but failed miserably; unsure whether it was my own fault (very likely) or something else. Either way, the few problems I have found with the Legion Y530 are that you can't run the 4.19 LTS kernel without doing a workaround to enable WiFi and the fans are a bit louder than they have to be (although it doesn't really bother me much). Other than that, no real issues I can think of.

Last edited by re4xn (2019-05-28 17:23:46)

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#2154 2019-06-02 19:08:04

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Re: Laptops which run Arch

I'm currently running Arch on a Dell Inspiron 7378 with an i7-7500U (Skylake), 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD.  Intel 620 graphics and sound.  So far I haven't run across anything weird.  It does throw a firmware error at times but it doesn't seem to hinder operation.  If I run across it again I'll add it to this post.


Arch Linux x86_64 on Kernel 5.1.6-arch1-1-ARCH.
Running on a Dell Inspiron 13-7378 with 16GB of RAM, i7-7500U and a 512GB SSD.
Running GNOME 3.32.2 as my desktop environment.

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#2155 2019-06-20 03:46:12

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Re: Laptops which run Arch

H/W path       Device     Class          Description
====================================================
                          system         20EN0013US (LENOVO_MT_20EN_BU_Think_FM_ThinkPad P50)
/0                        bus            20EN0013US
/0/3                      memory         128KiB L1 cache
/0/4                      memory         128KiB L1 cache
/0/5                      memory         1MiB L2 cache
/0/6                      memory         6MiB L3 cache
/0/7                      processor      Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz
/0/8                      memory         8GiB System Memory
/0/8/0                    memory         [empty]
/0/8/1                    memory         [empty]
/0/8/2                    memory         8GiB SODIMM DDR4 Synchronous 2133 MHz (0.5 ns)
/0/8/3                    memory         [empty]
/0/e                      memory         128KiB BIOS
/0/100                    bridge         Xeon E3-1200 v5/E3-1500 v5/6th Gen Core Processor Host Bridge/DRAM Registers
/0/100/1                  bridge         Xeon E3-1200 v5/E3-1500 v5/6th Gen Core Processor PCIe Controller (x16)
/0/100/1/0                display        GM107GLM [Quadro M1000M]
/0/100/2                  display        HD Graphics 530
/0/100/14                 bus            100 Series/C230 Series Chipset Family USB 3.0 xHCI Controller
/0/100/14/0    usb1       bus            xHCI Host Controller
/0/100/14/0/5             input          USB Keyboard
/0/100/14/0/6             input          USB Optical Mouse
/0/100/14/0/8             multimedia     Integrated Camera
/0/100/14/0/9             generic        VFS7500 Touch Fingerprint Sensor
/0/100/14/0/e             communication  Bluetooth wireless interface
/0/100/14/1    usb2       bus            xHCI Host Controller
/0/100/14/1/2             storage        USB Flash Drive
/0/100/14.2               generic        100 Series/C230 Series Chipset Family Thermal Subsystem
/0/100/16                 communication  100 Series/C230 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1
/0/100/17                 storage        Q170/Q150/B150/H170/H110/Z170/CM236 Chipset SATA Controller [AHCI Mode]
/0/100/1c                 bridge         100 Series/C230 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #1
/0/100/1c.2               bridge         100 Series/C230 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #3
/0/100/1c.2/0  wlp4s0     network        Wireless 8260
/0/100/1c.4               bridge         100 Series/C230 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #5
/0/100/1d                 bridge         100 Series/C230 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #13
/0/100/1d/0               generic        RTS525A PCI Express Card Reader
/0/100/1f                 bridge         CM236 Chipset LPC/eSPI Controller
/0/100/1f.2               memory         Memory controller
/0/100/1f.3               multimedia     100 Series/C230 Series Chipset Family HD Audio Controller
/0/100/1f.4               bus            100 Series/C230 Series Chipset Family SMBus
/0/100/1f.6    enp0s31f6  network        Ethernet Connection (2) I219-V
/1                        power          00NY493
/2             scsi4      storage

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#2156 2019-07-20 20:46:43

gnox
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Re: Laptops which run Arch

Asus Zephyrus G (GA502DU-BR7N6)

System:    Host: asus Kernel: 5.2.1-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.1.0 Desktop: N/A Distro: Arch Linux 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: Zephyrus G GU502DU_GA502DU v: 1.0 serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: ASUSTeK model: GU502DU v: 1.0 serial: <filter> UEFI: American Megatrends v: GU502DU.207 date: 05/17/2019 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 75.5 Wh condition: 76.4/76.0 Wh (100%) model: ASUSTeK ASUS Battery status: Not charging 
CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: AMD Ryzen 7 3750H with Radeon Vega Mobile Gfx bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen+ rev: 1 
           L2 cache: 2048 KiB 
           flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 36749 
           Speed: 3553 MHz min/max: 1400/2300 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 3553 2: 3126 3: 2699 4: 2469 5: 3059 6: 3785 7: 2896 
           8: 3154 
Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA TU116M [GeForce GTX 1660 Mobile] vendor: ASUSTeK driver: nvidia v: 430.34 bus ID: 01:00.0 
           Device-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Picasso vendor: ASUSTeK driver: amdgpu v: kernel bus ID: 05:00.0 
           Display: tty server: X.Org 1.20.5 driver: amdgpu resolution: 1920x1080~120Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: AMD RAVEN (DRM 3.32.0 5.2.1-zen1-1-zen LLVM 8.0.0) v: 4.5 Mesa 19.1.2 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: NVIDIA vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.1 
           Device-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Raven/Raven2/Fenghuang HDMI/DP Audio vendor: ASUSTeK 
           driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 05:00.1 
           Device-3: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 17h HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
           bus ID: 05:00.6 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.2.1-zen1-1-zen 
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8821CE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter vendor: AzureWave driver: rtl8821ce v: N/A 
           port: e000 bus ID: 03:00.0 
           IF: wlp3s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: ASUSTeK driver: r8169 v: kernel port: d000 
           bus ID: 04:00.0 
           IF: enp4s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 

Bios updated to 207 from 203.

What doesn't work:
- Wifi, with aur/rtl8821ce-dkms-git couldn't connect to any network.
- Headphones, just static noise. Works with Linux 5.2.5 .
- bbswitch/bumblebee
- fn keys + (F5-F8, Up, Down / fans, touchpad, backlight down, backlight up, keyboard light increase, keyboard light down)

What Works :
- Managed to configure nvidia-xrun, but has no PRIME Sync to the output.
- Speakers
- Volume Keys
- backlight (acpi_backlight=native or vendor) and light program.
- fn keys (F1-F4 / mute, rewind, play-stop, next)

Something with the cpu, cannot be limited with cpupower frequency-set -u/-d <nGhz>, is just ignored. Boost can be deactivated with :

echo 0 > /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/boost

Last edited by gnox (2019-08-02 03:21:27)

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#2157 2019-08-04 17:39:04

axelgenus
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Re: Laptops which run Arch

I just finished setting up my laptop (Dell Inspiron 5579 2-in-1) with Arch. I am going to use it mainly as a work/development platform but also as everyday driver.

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v6/7th Gen Core Processor Host Bridge/DRAM Registers (rev 08)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation UHD Graphics 620 (rev 07)
00:04.0 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v5/E3-1500 v5/6th Gen Core Processor Thermal Subsystem (rev 08)
00:13.0 Non-VGA unclassified device: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP Integrated Sensor Hub (rev 21)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP USB 3.0 xHCI Controller (rev 21)
00:14.2 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP Thermal subsystem (rev 21)
00:15.0 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP Serial IO I2C Controller #0 (rev 21)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP CSME HECI #1 (rev 21)
00:17.0 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 21)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP PCI Express Root Port #6 (rev f1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point LPC Controller/eSPI Controller (rev 21)
00:1f.2 Memory controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP PMC (rev 21)
00:1f.3 Audio device: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio (rev 21)
00:1f.4 SMBus: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP SMBus (rev 21)
01:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter (rev 32)

Everything seems to work just fine and, boy, it runs so smooth. The only thing I did not tried so far is Bluetooth.

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#2158 2019-08-05 01:34:15

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Registered: 2019-07-08
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Re: Laptops which run Arch

I recently refreshed a few old laptops with ArchLinux. They used to run Ubuntu LTS and dual-boot with Windows 10. All of them still dual-boot with Windows 10, and Arch replaced the Ubuntu LTS. Obviously, Arch runs so much better than Windows even for laptops without SSD upgrade. Windows 10 just feels sluggish for laptops without SSD.

Acer Aspire AO722 (AMD C-60)
ASUS 1015E (Celeron 847)
ASUS X200LA (Core i3-4010U) - SSD upgraded

All of them work really well. No issue with Ethernet/WiFi/BT/Hotkeys/Touchpad. All of them run upstream kernel with GNOME/Wayland. Suspend/Resume works out-of-box.

My current personal laptop Huawei Matebook D 14 (AMD Ryzen 2500U) also run ArchLinux.

Last edited by liewkj (2019-08-05 01:36:15)

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#2159 2019-08-16 19:47:26

ciplc
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Registered: 2019-07-18
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Re: Laptops which run Arch

Thinkpad T480, running fine for months

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