Hardware is a 4820TG/5820TG, but should be similar for all these laptops.
|Ethernet||Partially Working||atl1c (2.6.35)|
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.
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
Experimental Ati drivers
These drivers are unstable. If you are not an experienced linux user please don't try this drivers, they would eat your hamster.
There is a branch in mesa that adds 2D and Xv support for ati evergreen cards. PKG in AUR is called xf86-video-evergreen-git
yaourt -S xf86-video-evergreen-git
Notice:Be careful. It still hangs at X11 startup for me.
Initial support for evergreen is in git/master branch. It is enough to install mesa-git.
yaourt -S mesa-git
TouchpadTouchpad 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
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.
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 works with BIOS v1.18 and higher.
Laptop Mode Tools
pacman -S laptop-mode-tools
You need to enable these modules in /etc/laptop-mode/conf.d
auto-hibernate.conf Hibernate when battery level becomes critical
cpufreq.conf Adjust CPU speed
Add acpi_cpufreq, cpufreq_ondemand and cpufreq_powersave to modules in rc.conf
dpms-standby.conf Turn off screen when not needed
ethernet.conf Turn off ethernet when on battery
intel-hda-powersave.conf Turn on powersaving for audio chip
intel-sata-powermgmt.conf Powersave for hard disk
lcd-brightness.conf Change brightness when on battery
The file is called /proc/acpi/video/GFX0/DD02/brightness and acceptable values are 10..100 with a step of 10
sched-mc-power-savings.conf Additional CPU powersave features
sched-smt-power-savings.conf Additional CPU powersave features
usb-autosuspend.conf Suspend unused USB devices
video-out.conf Disable video out on battery
wireless-power.conf Powersaving for atheros chip
Works out of the box and supports injection and ap mode.
Works out of the box.
Work out of the box, tested with a SD card.
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)
Ati chip has no 3d acceleration
Ethernet chip driver is buggy.