Sony Vaio VPCF13
This is a mini guide to configure a Sony Vaio VPCF13Z1E/B on Arch Linux.
Physical specifications Dimensions 387 x 262 x 43mm (WDH) Weight 3.050kg Travelling weight 3.5kg
Processor and memory Processor Intel Core i7-740QM Motherboard chipset Intel HM55 Memory 8 GB RAM DDR3 1333 MHz
Screen and video Screen size 16.4in Resolution screen horizontal 1,600 Resolution screen vertical 900 Resolution 1600 x 900 Graphics chipset Nvidia GeForce GT 425M Graphics card RAM 1.00GB
Drives Capacity 500GB Spindle speed 7,200RPM Internal disk interface SATA/300 Optical disc technology Blu-ray combo
Xorg video issues
X server didn't start properly with Nvidia drivers installed by pacman. I use one downloaded fron Nvidia web. Then I installed them by running downloaded script. After thet, the Xserver runs just fine.
Suspend to RAM
While using KDE, suspending uses pm-utils. Because of USB-3 ports it's necessary to unload module xhci_hcd before suspend. This can be done by following steps.
# cp /usr/lib/pm-utils/defaults /etc/pm/config.d/defaults
Then edit the file in /etc/pm/config.d/defaults with SUSPEND_MODULES="xhci_hcd"