Lenovo Ideapad y530

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Making stuff work

Enabling all speakers

echo "options snd_hda_intel model=lenovo-sky" >> /etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf

Workaround for brightness bug

The Lenovo Ideapad Y530 has an unusual implementation of the ACPI system. A patch to the kernel (2.6.29) is being developed. Until its release the following workaround should help control the display brightness beyond the limited ability of the keyboard shortcuts.

To see the list of available options:

    cat /proc/acpi/video/VGA/LCDD/brightness

Replace XX in the following command with the display intensity you desire.

    echo XX > /proc/acpi/video/VGA/LCDD/brightness

For full brightness:

   echo 65 > /proc/acpi/video/VGA/LCDD/brightness

Switching wifi on/off during work

Any ideas? Currently you have to reboot to make it work.

Sample xorg.conf

Remember to tweak your keymap and mouse number of keys.

 Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "Xorg Configured"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
        InputDevice    "USB Mouse" "SendCoreEvents"
        InputDevice    "touchpad" "CorePointer"
 EndSection
 Section "ServerFlags"
	Option "AllowMouseOpenFail"  "true"
	Option "AutoAddDevices" "False"
 EndSection
 Section "Files"
	ModulePath   "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/misc:unscaled"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/misc"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi:unscaled"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/PEX"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/cyrillic"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/Type1"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/ttf/western"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/ttf/decoratives"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/truetype"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/truetype/openoffice"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-bitstream-vera"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/latex-ttf-fonts"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/defoma/CID"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/defoma/TrueType"
 EndSection
 Section "Module"
        Load  "ddc"  # ddc probing of monitor
	Load  "dbe"
	Load  "dri"
	Load  "extmod"
	Load  "glx"
        Load  "bitmap" # bitmap-fonts
	Load  "type1"
	Load  "freetype"
	Load  "record"
	Load  "synaptics"
 EndSection
 Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
	Driver      "keyboard"
        Option      "CoreKeyboard"
	Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
	Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
	Option "XkbLayout" "pl"
	Option "XkbVariant" ""
 EndSection
 Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "USB Mouse"
        Driver          "mouse"
        Option          "Device"                "/dev/input/mice"
	Option		"SendCoreEvents"	"true"
        Option          "Protocol"              "IMPS/2"
        Option          "ZAxisMapping"          "4 5"
        Option          "Buttons"               "5"
 EndSection
 Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "touchpad"
        Driver          "synaptics"
	Option		"SendCoreEvents"	"true"
	Option      "VertEdgeScroll"    "true"
	Option      "HorizEdgeScroll"   "true"
	Option 	    "TapButton1" "1"
	Option      "MaxTapTime"        "180"
 EndSection
 Section "Monitor"
 	Identifier "Monitor0"
 	Option "DPMS" "true"
 EndSection
 Section "Device"
	Identifier  "Card0"
	Driver      "nvidia"
 EndSection
 Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Card0"
	Monitor    "Monitor0"
	DefaultColorDepth 24
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth     16
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth     24
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth     32
	EndSubSection
 EndSection