This article covers the Arch Linux support for the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E130 laptop.
No special steps are needed during setup, everything (WiFi, Network, Modem) seemed to work from setup media so you can follow Installation guide as usual.
Tested model 33588CG (BIOS H4ET92WW v2.52 04/18/2013) on Kernel 3.11.1 (stable) and Kernel 3.11.1 with CK1 patchset (linux-ck-ivybridge package from Unofficial user repositories/Repo-ck)
|Video||Yes (xf86-video-intel and intel-dri for 3D; KMS works too)|
|Ethernet (Realtek RTL8111/8168 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 07))||Yes (module: r8169)|
|Wireless (Intel Wireless-N 2230 (rev c4))||Yes (module: iwlwifi)|
|Bluetooth||Yes (module: bluetooth; use blueman for GUI)|
|Audio||Yes (module: snd_hda_intel)|
|Web Camera||Yes (test with skype or this command: mplayer tv:// -tv driver=v4l2 )|
|Card Reader (Chicony)||Not Tested|
|Modem (Ericcson Modem)||Yes (using NetworkManager with modemmanager)|
ClickPad & TrackPoint
The ClickPad works with the xf86-input-synaptic. TrackPoint and extra buttons seem to work too without any extra configuration needed.
Works out of the box. Module: r8169
Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230N
Works out of the box. Module: iwlwifi
Ericsson H5321 gw Mobile Broadband modem
Works out of the box. Module: cdc_mbim
Tested working withand
Works out of the box. Module: snd-hda-intel
Works out of the box. Tested using Skype or this command: mplayer tv:// -tv driver=v4l2
Suspend and Hibernation works with systemd
You can find more general ThinkPad Edge hardware related information on Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 13 page. The sections below provides information on what was tested to work
Hibernation & Suspend
Follow Power management#Power management with systemd guide. Works as of systemd-204-3 (CAUTION: current systemd-207-5 seemed to break hibernation)
ACPI / Fan control
Kernel Mode Setting (KMS)
KMS lets you set high native resolution early during system boot. Follow guidelines in Kernel mode setting page. Add i915 in MODULES while editing mkinitcpio.conf for early KMS.
Plymouth provides a flicker-free graphical boot process. Seemed to work without problems.