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Device Status Modules
Intel Working xf86-video-intel
Ati Partially Working xf86-video-ati
Ethernet Working atl1e
Wireless Working ath9k or rt2860sta
Audio Working snd_hda_intel
Camera Working uvcvideo
Card Reader Unknown
Function Keys Unknown

Installation

There is a quirk if you want to install archlinux, you need to connect via wireless as ethernet hardware is supported only by linux 2.6.34+. Follow beginners' guide for the rest.


Xorg

You need ati and i915 xorg drivers.

pacman -S xf86-video-ati xf86-video-intel

With Xorg you don't need hal anymore, and configuration can be done exclusiuvely within the xorg.conf.d directory

Touchpad

Touchpad is a synaptics so you need its driver:
pacman -S xf86-input-synaptics

Then add to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d a new file (name it 20-synaptics.conf)

Section "InputClass"
 Identifier "touchpad"
 Driver "synaptics"
 MatchIsTouchpad "on"
 Option "SHMConfig" "on"
 Option "TapButton1" "1"
 Option "TapButton2" "2"
 Option "TapButton3" "3"
 Option "VertEdgeScroll" "on"
 Option "VertTwoFingerScroll" "on"
 Option "HorizEdgeScroll" "on"
 Option "HorizTwoFingerScroll" "on"
 Option "CircularScrolling" "on"
 Option "CircScrollTrigger" "2"
 Option "EmulateTwoFingerMinZ" "0"
EndSection

Keyboard

Add a new file in xorg.conf.d (name it 20-keymap.conf)

Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "Acer Keyboard"
        MatchIsKeyboard "on"
        MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
        Option                 "XkbLayout" "it"
        Option                 "XkbModel" "acer_laptop"
        Driver "evdev"
EndSection

Replace it with your keymap.

Switchable Graphics

Switching cards works. A restart of Xorg is required to switch.

#enable ati
echo DDIS > /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch
#enable intel
echo DIGD > /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch
#power off unused card
echo OFF > /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch
#Status
cat /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch

ACPI

ACPI is so broken at the momnent....

Hardware

Wifi

Works out of the box and supports injection and ap mode.

Camera

Works out of the box.

Info

lspci

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor DRAM Controller (rev 12)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor PCI Express x16 Root Port (rev ff)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 12)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset HECI Controller (rev 06)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 05)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio (rev 05)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev 05)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 6 (rev 05)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 05)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev a5)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 5 Series Chipset LPC Interface Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset 4 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset SMBus Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.6 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Thermal Subsystem (rev 05)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Device 68e0 (rev ff)
01:00.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc Device aa68 (rev ff)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications AR8151 v1.0 Gigabit Ethernet (rev c0)
03:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
7f:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture Generic Non-core Registers (rev 02)
7f:00.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture System Address Decoder (rev 02)
7f:02.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Link 0 (rev 02)
7f:02.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Physical 0 (rev 02)
7f:02.2 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved (rev 02)
7f:02.3 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved (rev 02)

Issues

ACPI is broken so battery level is unknown.

Links

ACPI Bug

Ubuntu-it thread