Lenovo Ideapad G580

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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 cars you need to install following packages:


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 and {{Pkg|nvidia-utils} drivers. for switching between graphic cards you need bumblebee and bbswitch follow nvidia article for more information.


To see additional sources of power drain, install powertopAUR:

# pacman -S powertop

And run it while on battery power. See Powertop for more information.