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Once you reboot - you should be good-to-go with both vertical and horizontal scrolling while holding the middle TrackPoint button.
 
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== Hotkeys ==
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Oddly enough, I have noticed that on a fresh install my hotkeys don't work (such as Vol+/-, Mute, and Play/Pause/Next/Prev).  No worries, you just need to define them.
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To do this, install the {{pkg|xbindkeys}} package from the community repo and set it up.
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Copy over the default configuration file (which is awful, so we will fix it):
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{{ic|<nowiki>$</nowiki> xbindkeys --defaults-guile > ~/.xbindkeysrc.scm}}
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Now go in and comment out everything (or instead create a blank file...) (the default replaces Shift+P, for example).  Guile comments are as demonstrated in the file everywhere, ";;".
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== Networking ==
 
== Networking ==

Revision as of 05:08, 20 October 2012

Base System

  • You can follow the Beginners' Guide for this
    • Basically everything that is there is what is needed, I will expand on the extra configs and weird tweaks that may be needed.
    • Go up to not through the GUI configurations, since we may be changing some things.

Sound

Internal speakers and headphones (including optional auto-mute and DisplayPort audio) work out-of-the-box.

GUI (X)

You should install the xorg-server xorg-xinit and xorg-server-utils packages.

Also, I am going to assume that you have the same set-up as me so you'll need to do the following items.

I was in process of configuring Bumblebee, but after trying it both ways on my T530 - I don't really see a huge gain for the pain. So I dropped it. In my specific case, if I really need the extension to the battery life, you can just turn off the Dedicated card in the BIOS.

Intel HD 4000

You will need to install the xf86-video-intel package.

# pacman -S xf86-video-intel

NVIDIA NVS 5400M

Now you have a few options as far as what driver to use.

Arch recommends the xf86-video-nouveau driver, which is Open Source. However, while it has fast 2D, it only has basic 3D support and does not fully support power saving at this point.

# pacman -S xf86-video-nouveau

The other option is the nvidia package, which supports 3D and provides power saving. That being said, however, it will take some configuration to get it right. See the nvidia page for config.

Probably a waste, but I disabled this card in the BIOS for when I don't use it. Took battery from ~2hrs to ~4.5hrs

Input (TrackPoint)

You need to add a new XORG Config file to handle the TrackPoint events (mostly the Middle Button handling horizontal and vertical scrolling, the MiddleClick works by default).

Create /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-trackpoint.conf with these contents:

   # vim /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-trackpoint.conf

Section "InputClass" Identifier "Trackpoint Wheel Emulation" MatchProduct "TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint|DualPoint Stick|Synaptics Inc. Composite TouchPad / TrackPoint|ThinkPad USB Keyboard with TrackPoint|USB Trackpoint pointing device" MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*" Option "EmulateWheel" "true" Option "EmulateWheelButton" "2" Option "Emulate3Buttons" "false" Option "XAxisMapping" "6 7" Option "YAxisMapping" "4 5" EndSection


Once you reboot - you should be good-to-go with both vertical and horizontal scrolling while holding the middle TrackPoint button.


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.

See also