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See Wireless network configuration#iwlegacy.

If lspci -k shows Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev01) the b43-firmware-classicAUR driver will work. See Broadcom wireless.

If rfkill list all shows your wireless as Hard blocked and the wireless button does not work a restore factory defaults in BIOS will remove the hard block.

CPU Frequency Scaling

See the main CPU frequency scaling article.

Sound and Headphones

If the speakers are not muted when headphones are plugged in, add this line to /etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf:

options snd-hda-intel model=laptop

To Do

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There are still a few things I would like to get working at some point so if anyone is reading this and has any suggestions I would love to hear them. :-) Most are pretty low priority/eye candy type stuff.

  • I would like to have something like MacBooks where they "gradually" dim when idle as opposed to "entirely on" and "entirely off". I think that would come in handy when I just have my notebook open as a reference or something where I could still read it but not need it sitting there sucking my battery dry at full illumination.
 xbacklight -set 30 -time 60000  <--dim over a minute
  • Anything to extend battery life. I have not really looked into it but I would like to find a way to scale the core voltage as well as frequency. I have seen Intel utilities that can do that on Windows desktops but nothing so far for Linux
  • A way to kill the wireless card in software. This notebook comes with a button right by the power button to kill the wireless. It is not a big deal to hit the button I guess but it would be pretty neat if there was a way to simulate hitting the button in case I forget or I lose wireless connection for extended periods. I'm not even sure if this is possible or how it could be done, though.