Lenovo ThinkPad T530
- 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.
Internal speakers and headphones (including optional auto-mute and DisplayPort audio) work out-of-the-box.
You should install theand 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 thepackage.
# pacman -S xf86-video-intel
NVIDIA NVS 5400M
Now you have a few options as far as what driver to use.
Arch recommends thedriver, 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 page for config.package, which supports 3D and provides power saving. That being said, however, it will take some configuration to get it right. See the
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
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).
/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.
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.