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install [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=52676 b43-firmware-latest] from AUR.
 
install [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=52676 b43-firmware-latest] from AUR.
===Using files in /etc/modprobe.d/===
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To pass options to a module using modprobe config files, a .conf file with any name (you can even use {{ic|/etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf}}) needs to be placed in {{ic|/etc/modprobe.d/}} with this syntax:
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{{hc|/etc/modprobe.d/myfilename.conf|2=options modname parametername=parametercontents}}
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for example:
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{{hc|/etc/modprobe.d/thinkfan.conf|2=# On thinkpads, this lets the thinkfan daemon control fan speed
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options thinkpad_acpi fan_control=1}}
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download the latest package from http://linuxwireless.org/download/compat-wireless-2.6/
 
download the latest package from http://linuxwireless.org/download/compat-wireless-2.6/
  
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more see https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=129849
 
more see https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=129849
  
'''Ethernet''': works out-of-the-box===Using files in /etc/modprobe.d/===
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'''Ethernet''': works out-of-the-box
To pass options to a module using modprobe config files, a .conf file with any name (you can even use {{ic|/etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf}}) needs to be placed in {{ic|/etc/modprobe.d/}} with this syntax:
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{{hc|/etc/modprobe.d/myfilename.conf|2=options modname parametername=parametercontents}}
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for example:
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{{hc|/etc/modprobe.d/thinkfan.conf|2=# On thinkpads, this lets the thinkfan daemon control fan speed
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options thinkpad_acpi fan_control=1}}
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'''Bluetooth''': Unkown
 
'''Bluetooth''': Unkown

Revision as of 11:21, 17 January 2012

discuss at https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1021706

Installation CD

use latest version in http://releng.archlinux.org/isos/

Network

Wireless:

install b43-firmware-latest from AUR.

download the latest package from http://linuxwireless.org/download/compat-wireless-2.6/

 $ cd compat-wireless-2011-10-09 
 $ scripts/driver-select b43
 $ make 
 $ sudo make install
 $ sudo make wlunload
 $ sudo rmmod bcma 
 $ modprobe b43
 # it should works.

add 'blacklist bcma' to '/etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf'

Note that after every kernel update you will have to recompile the module for the new kernel:

 $ cd compat-wireless-2011-10-09
 $ make clean
 $ make
 $ sudo make install

more see https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=129849

Ethernet: works out-of-the-box

Bluetooth: Unkown

Keyboard & TouchPad

Keyboard:

default F1 key represents XF86MonBrightnessDown, if you want it represents to F1.

 echo 2 > /sys/module/hid_apple/parameters/fnmode
 # value 1: F1 is XF86MonBrightnessDown
 # value 2: F1 is F1, Fn + F1 is XF86MonBrightnessDown.

and put that into /etc/rc.local

Touchpad:

Two finger scrolling and left-click works out of the box. Unfortunately the right-click is not functional.

To enable most of the multitouch touchpad features (even right and middle clik) use mtrack, which is avaible in AUR. The configuration is done via the /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-mtrack.conf file. Check if the mtrack module is properly loaded in the /var/log/Xorg.0.log file. Sometimes xorg loads other drivers before, like eg. synpatics, and the mtrack driver is not used at all.

Video & Screen

13-inch

Intel HD Graphics 3000: works with xf86-video-intel

Adjust Brightness: works with xorg-xbacklight For example:

xbacklight -inc 7 # increase brightness
xbacklight -dec 7 # decrease brightness

15-inch and 17-inch

AMD Radeon HD 6490M: Unknown

AMD Radeon HD 6750M: works with xf86-video-ati

Adjust Brightness: boot into Mac OS X and change it, then boot back.

Sound

8,1 and 8,2

 $ alsamixer # unmute 'Front Speaker' and 'Surround Speaker'

Suspend & Hibernate

8,1

For s2ram install uswsusp-git and add to file /etc/pm/config.d/module following content:

 SUSPEND_MODULES="bcma b43" 
 SLEEP_MODULE=uswsusp

Without this, system hangs after the machine wakes up and tries to reconnect to the wireless network.

HFS+

HFS is mounted as Read-Only. By turning journaling off in OS X, the HFS+ file system will be read/write under Linux.

Bluetooth

I had problems pairing devices, nothing was detected with

 hcitool scan

There seems to be a conflict between the bluetooth module and the b43 one (wifi), as written in this blog post. The solution is to do the following:

 # rmmod b43

pair your bluetooth device

 # modprobe b43

Alternative solution

Create /etc/modprobe.d/b43.conf with the following content:

options b43 btcoex=0

Others that works-out-of-the-box

  • Webcam
  • Sensors