Lenovo IdeaPad G580
The 15.6" Lenovo G580 laptop PC combines top notch essentials – such as cutting-edge 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i Series processors – with a price you can afford. This ideal entry-level PC also boasts solid multimedia features like stereo speakers, HD visuals and the latest Intel® HD Graphics.
A basic Arch Linux installation will do just fine for about everything except network cards. No custom kernel needed. However, for network cards you need to install following packages:
- AUR and for wireless
- (This backport driver is not need anymore in newer kernel 3.10) linuxfoundation.org) AUR for Atheros Network driver (Choose Alx) (find more information at
G580 is one of those laptop with hybrid technology, Using Nvidia 610m and Intel® HD Graphics 4000, manually Intel HD graphic works like a charm! if you want to use Nvidia graphic card you have to install NVIDIA article for more information.and drivers. for switching between graphic cards you need and follow
To see additional sources of power drain, install official repositories. And run it while on battery power.from
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