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HP Spectre 13t-3000 Ultrabook

Introduction

Using latest manjaro-kde with latest arch kernel(3.14.3-1) and evrything seems to work perfectly. Good laptop and good linux compatibilty.

Specifications

For full specifications see the HP Spectre 13t-3000 Ultrabook specifications page.

NameHP Spectre 13t-3000 Ultrabook
Processor4th generation Intel Core i5-4200U Processor
4th generation Intel Core i5-4200U Processor
4th generation Intel Core i7-4500U Processor
Screen13.3-inch diagonal Radiance Full HD Infinity LED-backlit Display (1920×1080) Touchscreen
13.3-inch diagonal Vivid QHD Infinity LED-backlit Display (2560×1440) Touchscreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDD128GB Flash Solid State Drive
256GB Flash Solid State Drive
Optical DriveNone
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics
NetworkUnknown
802.11b/g/n WLAN [2×2]
802.11 AC WLAN [2×2]

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorOut of the box
ScreenOut of the box(including touch)
HDDOut of the box
Graphics ChipOut of the box
HDMI OutOut of the box
Display PortNot Tested
SoundOut of the box
MicrophoneOut of the box
Headphone PortOut of the box
Microphone-In PortNot Tested
EthernetNot Tested
WirelessOut of the box with non free kernel
BluetoothOut of the box
USBOut of the box
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamOut of the box
KeyboardOut of the box
TouchPadOut of the box
Suspend/ResumeOut of the box

Notes

—–UEFI for MANJARO
write iso
sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/sdb1
sudo grub-install –boot-directory=/mnt/sdb1/manjaro/boot –efi-directory=/mnt/sdb1/ –target=x86_64-efi –removable
sudo kate /mnt/sdb1/manjaro/boot/grub/grub.cfg and write

set timeout=5
menuentry “MJRO_089” {
linux /manjaro/boot/x86_64/manjaroiso root=LABEL=MJRO_089 rw
initrd /manjaro/boot/x86_64/manjaro.img
}

—-FASTER BOOT
sudo systemctl enable systemd-readahead-collect systemd-readahead-replay
sudo systemctl enable upower
–kernel add
libahci.ignore_sss=1
–fstab add
noauto,x-systemd.automount

—-AVOIDING SSD wear
kdesudo kate /etc/fstab and write
YOUR HOME UIDD IF ANY /home ext4 defaults,rw,errors=remount-ro,data=ordered,noauto,x-systemd.automount,noatime,discard 0 1
YOUR ROOT UIDD / ext4 defaults,rw,errors=remount-ro,data=ordered,noauto,x-systemd.automount,noatime,discard 0 1
YOUR UEFI UIDD /boot/efi vfat defaults,noatime 0 #IF USING UEFI
cache-chromium /home/USERNAME/.cache/chromium tmpfs defaults,relatime,mode=1777 0 0
# SSD tweak : temporary directories as tmpfsg
tmpfs /tmp tmpfs defaults,noatime,mode=1777 0 0
tmpfs /var/spool tmpfs defaults,relatime,mode=1777 0 0
# SSD tweak : log directory as tmpfs
tmpfs /var/log tmpfs defaults,relatime,mode=0755 0 0
# SSD tweak : compiling in ram
shm /dev/shm tmpfs nodev,nosuid,size=6G 0 0

—-DISABLE TOUCHPAD WHEN TYPING
add to your login manager or check archlinux wiki
syndaemon -t -k -i 2 -d &

—-TOUCHPAD DISABLED WHEN EXTERNAL MOUSE IS INSERTED
kdesu kate /etc/udev/rules.d/01-touchpad.rules
SUBSYSTEM==“input”, KERNEL==“mouse[0-9]*”, ACTION==“add”, ENV{DISPLAY}=“:0”, ENV{XAUTHORITY}=“/home/USERNAME/.Xauthority”, RUN+=“/usr/bin/synclient TouchpadOff=1”
SUBSYSTEM==“input”, KERNEL==“mouse[0-9]*”, ACTION==“remove”, ENV{DISPLAY}=“:0”, ENV{XAUTHORITY}=“/home/USERNAME/.Xauthority”, RUN+=“/usr/bin/synclient TouchpadOff=0”

—-KERNEL POWERSAVE,BRIGHNESS CONTROL KEY IN KDE AND SSD FIX
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=“elevator=noop libahci.ignore_sss=1 video.brightness_switch_enabled=0 splash quiet acpi=force acpi_enforce_resources=lax ipv6.disable=1 i915.i915_enable_rc6=1 i915.lvds_downclock=1 i915.semaphores=1 i915.i915_enable_fbc=1 drm.vblankoffdelay=1 pcie_aspm=force”

—-AUDIO EQUALIZER for miming AUDIO BEATS(set in app alsa as output)
sudo pacman -S python-pyqt4
-load selected module in pulseaudio
kdesudo kate /etc/pulse/default.pa
### Load the integrated PulseAudio equalizer and D-Bus module
load-module module-equalizer-sink
load-module module-dbus-protocol
-(noise in chrome fix)
kdesudo kate /etc/pulse/default.pa
load-module module-udev-detect tsched=0
-noise and volume fixes
kdesudo kate /etc/pulse/daemon.conf
enable-remixing = yes
enable-lfe-remixing = yes
flat-volumes = no
default-sample-rate = 96000
-
in Kmix(several reboots required?):
sudo pacman -S phonon-vlc (if kde is used)
-from kmix in audio setup set vlc as backend
-from kmix in audio setup set FF..ecc as audio playback in device preferences
-from kmix set master channel as FF..ecc
-edit settings with qpaeq

—-BATTERY SAVING WITH TLP
sudo pacman -Rs laptop-mode-tools
sudo pacman -S tlp iw smartmontools tlp-rdw
sudo systemctl enable tlp tlp-sleep NetworkManager-dispatcher
and see this configuration:

# ——————————————————————————

# tlp - Parameters for power save

# Hint: some features are disabled by default, remove the leading # to enable them

# Set to 0 to disable/1 to enable TLP

TLP_ENABLE=1

# Seconds laptop mode has to to wait after the disk goes idle before doing a sync.

# Non-zero value enables, zero disables laptop mode.

DISK_IDLE_SECS_ON_AC=0

DISK_IDLE_SECS_ON_BAT=5

# Dirty page values (timeouts in secs).

MAX_LOST_WORK_SECS_ON_AC=15

MAX_LOST_WORK_SECS_ON_BAT=60

# Select a cpu frequency scaling governor: ondemand/powersave/performance/conservative

# Important:

# - You *must* disable your distribution's governor settings or conflicts will occur

# - ondemand is sufficient for *almost all* workloads, you should know what you're doing!

#CPU_SCALING_GOVERNOR_ON_AC=ondemand

#CPU_SCALING_GOVERNOR_ON_BAT=ondemand

# Set the min/max frequency available for the scaling governor.

# Possible values strongly depend on your cpu. For available frequencies see

# tlp-stat output, Section “+++ Processor”.

# Hint: Parameters are disabled by default, remove the leading # to enable them,

# otherwise kernel default values are used.

#CPU_SCALING_MIN_FREQ_ON_AC=0

#CPU_SCALING_MAX_FREQ_ON_AC=0

#CPU_SCALING_MIN_FREQ_ON_BAT=0

#CPU_SCALING_MAX_FREQ_ON_BAT=0

# Set the cpu “turbo boost” feature: 0=disable / 1=allow

# Requires an Intel Core i processor and kernel 3.7 or later.

# Important:

# - This may conflict with your distribution's governor settings

# - A value of 1 does *not* activate boosting, it just allows it

#CPU_BOOST_ON_AC=1

#CPU_BOOST_ON_BAT=0

# Minimize number of used cpu cores/hyper-threads under light load conditions

SCHED_POWERSAVE_ON_AC=0

SCHED_POWERSAVE_ON_BAT=1

# Kernel NMI Watchdog

# 0=disable (default, saves power) / 1=enable (for kernel debugging only)

NMI_WATCHDOG=0

# Change CPU voltages aka “undervolting” - Kernel with PHC patch required

# Freq:voltage pairs are written to /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/phc_controls

# CAUTION: only use this, if you thoroughly understand what you are doing!

#PHC_CONTROLS=“F:V F:V F:V F:V”

# Hard disk devices, separate multiple devices with spaces (default: sda).

# Devices can be specified by disk id too (lookup with: tlp diskid).

DISK_DEVICES=“sda sdb”

# Hard disk advanced power management level: 1(max saving)..254(off)

# Levels 1..127 may spin down the disk.

# Separate values for multiple devices with spaces.

DISK_APM_LEVEL_ON_AC=“254 254”

DISK_APM_LEVEL_ON_BAT=“40 128”

# Hard disk spin down timeout:

# 0: spin down disabled

# 1..240: timeouts from 5s to 20min (in units of 5s)

# 241..251: timeouts from 30min to 5.5 hours (in units of 30min)

# (see 'man hdparm' for details)

#DISK_SPINDOWN_TIMEOUT_ON_AC=“0 0”

#DISK_SPINDOWN_TIMEOUT_ON_BAT=“0 0”

# Select io scheduler for the disk devices: noop/deadline/cfq (Default: cfq)

# Separate values for multiple devices with spaces.

#DISK_IOSCHED=“cfq cfq”

# SATA aggressive link power management (ALPM):

# min_power/medium_power/max_performance

SATA_LINKPWR_ON_AC=max_performance

SATA_LINKPWR_ON_BAT=min_power

# PCI Express Active State Power Management (PCIe ASPM):

# default/performance/powersave

# Hint: needs kernel boot option pcie_aspm=force on some machines

PCIE_ASPM_ON_AC=performance

PCIE_ASPM_ON_BAT=powersave

# Radeon graphics clock speed (profile method): low/mid/high/auto/default

# auto = mid on BAT, high on AC; default = use hardware defaults

# (Kernel >= 2.6.35 only, not with fglrx driver!)

RADEON_POWER_PROFILE_ON_AC=high

RADEON_POWER_PROFILE_ON_BAT=low

# New radeon dynamic power management method (dpm): battery/performance

# (Kernel >= 3.11 only, requires boot option radeon.dpm=1)

RADEON_DPM_STATE_ON_AC=performance

RADEON_DPM_STATE_ON_BAT=battery

# New radeon dpm performance level: auto/low/high (auto is recommended)

RADEON_DPM_PERF_LEVEL_ON_AC=auto

RADEON_DPM_PERF_LEVEL_ON_BAT=auto

# WiFi power saving mode: 1=disable/5=enable

# (Linux 2.6.32 and later, some adapters only!)

WIFI_PWR_ON_AC=1

WIFI_PWR_ON_BAT=5

# Disable wake on lan: Y/N

WOL_DISABLE=Y

# Enable audio power saving for Intel HDA, AC97 devices (timeout in secs).

# A value of 0 disables / >=1 enables power save.

SOUND_POWER_SAVE_ON_AC=0

SOUND_POWER_SAVE_ON_BAT=1

# Disable controller too (HDA only): Y/N

SOUND_POWER_SAVE_CONTROLLER=Y

# Set to 1 to power off optical drive in UltraBay (ThinkPads only)

# when running on battery. A value of 0 disables this Feature (Default).

# Drive can be powered on again by releasing (and reinserting) the

# eject lever or by pressing the disc eject button on newer models.

# Note: an UltraBay hard disk is never powered off.

BAY_POWEROFF_ON_BAT=0

# Optical drive device to power off (default sr0)

BAY_DEVICE=“sr0”

# Runtime Power Management for pci(e) bus devices

# (Kernel >= 2.6.35 only): on=disable/auto=enable

RUNTIME_PM_ON_AC=on

RUNTIME_PM_ON_BAT=auto

# Runtime PM for *all* pci(e) bus devices, expect backlisted ones:

# 0=disable / 1=enable

# Warning: experimental option, could cause system instabilities

RUNTIME_PM_ALL=1

# Exclude pci(e) device adresses the following list from Runtime PM

# (separate with spaces). Use lspci to get the adresses (1st column).

#RUNTIME_PM_BLACKLIST=“bb:dd.f 11:22.3 44:55.6”

# Set to 0 to disable/1 to enable usb autosuspend feature

USB_AUTOSUSPEND=1

# Devices from the following list are excluded from usb autosuspend

# (separate with spaces). Use lsusb to get the ids.

# Note: input devices (usbhid) are excluded automatically

#USB_BLACKLIST=“1111:2222 3333:4444”

# WWAN devices are excluded from usb autosuspend:

# 0=do not exclude / 1=exclude

# Note: works for ids 05c6:* 0bdb:* 1199:* only

USB_BLACKLIST_WWAN=0

# Set to 1 to disable autosuspend before shutdown/0 to do nothing

# (workaround for usb devices that cause shutdown problems)

#USB_AUTOSUSPEND_DISABLE_ON_SHUTDOWN=1

# Restore radio device state (bluetooth, wifi, wwan) from previous shutdown

# on system startup: 0=disable/1=enable

# Hint: the parameters DEVICES_TO_DISABLE/ENABLE_ON_STARTUP/SHUTDOWN below

# are ignored when this is enabled!

RESTORE_DEVICE_STATE_ON_STARTUP=1

# Radio devices to disable on startup: bluetooth wifi wwan

#DEVICES_TO_DISABLE_ON_STARTUP=“bluetooth wifi wwan”

# Radio devices to enable on startup: bluetooth wifi wwan

#DEVICES_TO_ENABLE_ON_STARTUP=“wifi”

# Radio devices to disable on shutdown: bluetooth wifi wwan

# (workaround for devices that are blocking shutdown)

#DEVICES_TO_DISABLE_ON_SHUTDOWN=“bluetooth wifi wwan”

# Radio devices to enable on shutdown: bluetooth wifi wwan

# (to prevent other operating systems from missing radios)

#DEVICES_TO_ENABLE_ON_SHUTDOWN=“wwan”

# Radio devices to enable when wireless radio switch is turned on:

# bluetooth wifi wwan (Ubuntu + ThinkPad only)

#DEVICES_TO_ENABLE_ON_RADIOSW=“wifi wwan”

# Battery charge thresholds (ThinkPad only, tp-smapi or acpi-call kernel module required)

# Charging starts when the remaining capacity falls below the START_CHARGE_TRESH

# value and stops when exceeding the STOP_CHARGE_TRESH value.

# Main battery (values in %)

#START_CHARGE_THRESH_BAT0=90

#STOP_CHARGE_THRESH_BAT0=100

# Ultrabay or slice battery (values in %)

#START_CHARGE_THRESH_BAT1=75

#STOP_CHARGE_THRESH_BAT1=80

# Set to 1 to disable use of tpacpi-bat on Sandy Bridge or newer Thinkpads

# and force usage of tp-smapi instead

#DISABLE_TPACPIBAT=1

# ——————————————————————————

# tlp-rdw - Parameters for the radio device wizard

# Possible devices: bluetooth/wifi/wwan

# Hint: parameters are disabled by default, remove the leading # to enable them

# Radio devices to disable on connect

#DEVICES_TO_DISABLE_ON_LAN_CONNECT=“wifi wwan”

#DEVICES_TO_DISABLE_ON_WIFI_CONNECT=“wwan”

#DEVICES_TO_DISABLE_ON_WWAN_CONNECT=“wifi”

# Radio devices to enable on disconnect

#DEVICES_TO_ENABLE_ON_LAN_DISCONNECT=“wifi wwan”

#DEVICES_TO_ENABLE_ON_WIFI_DISCONNECT=“”

#DEVICES_TO_ENABLE_ON_WWAN_DISCONNECT=“”

# Radio devices to enable/disable when docked

#DEVICES_TO_ENABLE_ON_DOCK=“”

#DEVICES_TO_DISABLE_ON_DOCK=“”

# Radio devices to enable/disable when undocked

#DEVICES_TO_ENABLE_ON_UNDOCK=“wifi”

#DEVICES_TO_DISABLE_ON_UNDOCK=“”

Summary

All the commands above are for manjaro or any arch-based distro, please adapt them for other windows manager than KDE, other package manager than PACMAN and other distro.
Currently I am using pure arch on it with gummiboot as a bootloader, boot time is 4 seconds.


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hp_spectre_13t-3000_ultrabook.txt · Last modified: 2014/05/25 08:14 by ale
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