Sony Vaio SVF15216

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This wiki entry describes some tips of Installation of ArchLinux on a Sony VAIO SVF15216 laptop.

Wifi

Our SVF15216 comes with BCM43142 an its a little problematic with some distros, but no in Arch x86_64 (if you chose de correct package). You can use the BCM43142 by using the "broadcom-wl-dkms" package. There is also a PKGBUILD available in AUR[dead link 2017-08-24]

Fan speed

You can control the fan speed by using the vaiofand daemon that you can find on this address : http://vaio-utils.org/fan/ There is also a PKGBUILD available in AUR[dead link 2017-08-24].

Power saving

You can automatically turn of some device like the bluetooth, the firewire port, the cd/dvd drive or the audio card by using the vaiopowerAUR[broken link: package not found] daemon that you can find on this address : http://vaio-utils.org/power/