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Media keys that work out of the box:
 
Media keys that work out of the box:
 
* Wireless On/Off
 
* Wireless On/Off
* Backlight Brightness (If you use the nVidia driver, configuration will be needed - see [[NVIDIA]])
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* Backlight Brightness (If you use the nVidia driver, configuration will be needed - see below)
 
* Thinklight / Keyboard Backlighting
 
* Thinklight / Keyboard Backlighting
 
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Both the Ethernet and wireless are supported by Arch out of the box. All the available Intel wireless cards are very well supported, including good powersaving. The Lenovo branded (Realtek) card does not work as well and does not support powersaving on Linux.
 
Both the Ethernet and wireless are supported by Arch out of the box. All the available Intel wireless cards are very well supported, including good powersaving. The Lenovo branded (Realtek) card does not work as well and does not support powersaving on Linux.
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== Backlight Brightness with the Nvidia driver ==
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When using the proprietary nvidia driver, it needs to be instructed to take care of brightness control.
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{{hc|1=/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-nvidia-brightness.conf|2=
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Section "Device"
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    Identifier    "Device0"
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    Driver        "nvidia"
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    VendorName    "NVIDIA Corporation"
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    BoardName      "GF108M [NVS 5400M]"
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    Option        "RegistryDwords" "EnableBrightnessControl=1"
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EndSection
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}}
  
 
=== Ericsson H5321 GW Mobile Broadband modem ===
 
=== Ericsson H5321 GW Mobile Broadband modem ===

Revision as of 22:48, 28 February 2017

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Notes: Little of note here, merge support and bluetooth note to the table. (Discuss in Talk:Lenovo ThinkPad T530#)

Installation

See Category:Getting and installing Arch.

GPU

Detecting Mini Display Port

When using Nvidia optimus the Display port will not be accessible. To have access to this port go into Bios and change the your GPU to discrete, also change the auto detect OS to false. Restart and you can now access the mini-display port.

See Bumblebee, or disable the dedicated GPU in the BIOS for power-saving.

Intel HD 4000

See Intel graphics.

NVIDIA NVS 5400M

See Nouveau for open-source driver or NVIDIA for the proprietary driver.

When in discrete graphics mode, The backlight does not work while in UEFI Mode. This limitation does not exist in Legacy Mode.

Input

Hotkeys (Media Keys)

Media keys that work out of the box:

  • Wireless On/Off
  • Backlight Brightness (If you use the nVidia driver, configuration will be needed - see below)
  • Thinklight / Keyboard Backlighting
  • Sleep

Keys that do not work out of the box, depending on your DE (you can bind them):

  • Mute
  • Vol+/-
  • Prev/PlayPause/Next
  • Lock
  • Mic Mute (may not register with xorg-xev)
  • Fn+F7 - Display Toggle (Projector?)
  • Fn+F6 - WebCam Toggle
  • Launcher (right of Mic Mute)

See Extra keyboard keys for necessary configuration.

Networking

Both the Ethernet and wireless are supported by Arch out of the box. All the available Intel wireless cards are very well supported, including good powersaving. The Lenovo branded (Realtek) card does not work as well and does not support powersaving on Linux.

Backlight Brightness with the Nvidia driver

When using the proprietary nvidia driver, it needs to be instructed to take care of brightness control.

/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-nvidia-brightness.conf
Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Device0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName      "GF108M [NVS 5400M]"
    Option         "RegistryDwords" "EnableBrightnessControl=1"
EndSection

Ericsson H5321 GW Mobile Broadband modem

The Mobile Broadband modem may need the following change to be made into module settings so that mobile data starts to work.

/etc/modprobe.d/cdc_ncm.conf
options cdc_ncm prefer_mbim=N

See also