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TravelMate

TravelMate <1xxx

Model openSUSE
Release
Video (A) Sound (4) Network (B) Bluetooth (8) Power
Management (C)
Infra
Red (12)
PCMCIA (13) Card
Reader (14)
Others (*)
2D (1) 3D (2) TV-out (3) Wired (5) Wireless (6) Modem (7) Screen
Brightness (9)
Suspend
to RAM (10)
Suspend
to Disk (11)
220 10.2 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png NotApplicable.png Icon-question.png NotApplicable.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
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290 10.2 Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
Remark

(6) Using ipw2100 driver.

613TXV 10.0 Icon-checked.png NotApplicable.png NotApplicable.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png NotApplicable.png Icon-question.png NotApplicable.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
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800 10.0 RC-1 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
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803 10.0 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
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TravelMate 2xxx

Model openSUSE
Release
Video (A) Sound (4) Network (B) Bluetooth (8) Power
Management (C)
Infra
Red (12)
PCMCIA (13) Card
Reader (14)
Others (*)
2D (1) 3D (2) TV-out (3) Wired (5) Wireless (6) Modem (7) Screen
Brightness (9)
Suspend
to RAM (10)
Suspend
to Disk (11)
2310 10.0 Icon-checked.png Icon-cross.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png NotApplicable.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
10.2 Icon-checked.png Icon-cross.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png NotApplicable.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
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10.0, 10.2:
(6) Using MadWifi.
(*) acerhk not supported.
(*) sisctrl for VGA output.

2350 9.3 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png NotApplicable.png Icon-question.png NotApplicable.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
Remark

(*) HDD supports udma5 (ATA100), but no matter what it use udma2 (ATA33).

2350 11.2(*) Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png(*) Icon-question.png NotApplicable.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png
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(*) Copied from 9.3 row, tested for WiFi. Wifi works with std Acer driver Neti2220.INF and WEP-encryption only. HDD supports udma5 (ATA100), but no matter what it use udma2 (ATA33).

2410 10.0 RC-1 Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png NotApplicable.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-cross.png Icon-question.png Icon-cross.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
10.2 Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png NotApplicable.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-cross.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
Remark

10.0:
(6) Using Ndiswrapper.

10.2:
(6) Using Ndiswrapper using vendor firmware. Add bcm43xx driver to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist to make ndiswrapper work.

2413NLMi 10.1 Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png NotApplicable.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png NotApplicable.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
Remark

(6) Using MadWifi.

2413WLMi 10.2 Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png NotApplicable.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png NotApplicable.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
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(6) using MadWifi.

2420 10.1 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png NotApplicable.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-cross.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
11.1 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png NotApplicable.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
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10.1:
(*) Media keys with xmodmap.

2490 11.0 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png NotApplicable.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png NotApplicable.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
Remark

(6) Install Atheros driver manually.
(*) Media keys with xmodmap.


TravelMate 3xxx

Model openSUSE
Release
Video (A) Sound (4) Network (B) Bluetooth (8) Power
Management (C)
Infra
Red (12)
PCMCIA (13) Card
Reader (14)
Others (*)
2D (1) 3D (2) TV-out (3) Wired (5) Wireless (6) Modem (7) Screen
Brightness (9)
Suspend
to RAM (10)
Suspend
to Disk (11)
3000 10.1 Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png NotApplicable.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
Remark
3260 10.2 Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
10.3 Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
Remark

10.3:
(6) Using ipw3945 driver.



TravelMate 4xxx

Model openSUSE
Release
Video (A) Sound (4) Network (B) Bluetooth (8) Power
Management (C)
Infra
Red (12)
PCMCIA (13) Card
Reader (14)
Others (*)
2D (1) 3D (2) TV-out (3) Wired (5) Wireless (6) Modem (7) Screen
Brightness (9)
Suspend
to RAM (10)
Suspend
to Disk (11)
4002 LMI 9.3 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
10.0 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
Remark

9.3, 10.0:
(C) Only after fixing buggy DSDT.
(2) Using ATI driver.
(7) Modem via smartlink-softmodem.

4100 WMLi 10.0 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
Remark

(1) 2D only works after install of "official" ATi drivers, until then you can only use command prompt. (2) Using ATI driver.

4151 10.0 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
Remark
4152 LMi 10.2 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png NotApplicable.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png NotApplicable.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-cross.png Icon-checked.png Icon-cross.png
Remark

(A) 3D accelerator is disabled by default, you must activate it manually.

4200 WMLi 10.0 Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-cross.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
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4400 WMLi 11.0 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png NotApplicable.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png
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(2) Using ATi driver.

4600 10.0 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
Remark

(2) Using ATi driver.

4670 10.1 Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
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TravelMate 5xxx

Model openSUSE
Release
Video (A) Sound (4) Network (B) Bluetooth (8) Power
Management (C)
Infra
Red (12)
PCMCIA (13) Card
Reader (14)
Others (*)
2D (1) 3D (2) TV-out (3) Wired (5) Wireless (6) Modem (7) Screen
Brightness (9)
Suspend
to RAM (10)
Suspend
to Disk (11)
5612 10.2 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png NotApplicable.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
Remark
5623 WSMi 10.3 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
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(C) See NVidia Suspend HOWTO to configure suspend to HDD.



TravelMate 6xxx

Model openSUSE
Release
Video (A) Sound (4) Network (B) Bluetooth (8) Power
Management (C)
Infra
Red (12)
PCMCIA (13) Card
Reader (14)
Others (*)
2D (1) 3D (2) TV-out (3) Wired (5) Wireless (6) Modem (7) Screen
Brightness (9)
Suspend
to RAM (10)
Suspend
to Disk (11)
6292 10.3 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
Remark
6493 11.2 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png NotApplicable.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
Remark

(*) Suspend does not work by default.
(*) Fn hotkeys are working but the hotkeys on top of the keyboard are not recognized (tried with xev).

6493 11.3 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png NotApplicable.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
Remark

(*) Fn hotkeys are working but the hotkeys on top of the keyboard are not recognized (tried with xev).



TravelMate 8xxx

Model openSUSE
Release
Video (A) Sound (4) Network (B) Bluetooth (8) Power
Management (C)
Infra
Red (12)
PCMCIA (13) Card
Reader (14)
Others (*)
2D (1) 3D (2) TV-out (3) Wired (5) Wireless (6) Modem (7) Screen
Brightness (9)
Suspend
to RAM (10)
Suspend
to Disk (11)
8204 10.2 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
Remark

(A) ATI Driver has problems when installing, Got it working with X.org-6.8, but not X.org-7.1.
(*) Firewire: Icon-checked.png

8371 11.4 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png NotApplicable.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png NotApplicable.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png NotApplicable.png NotApplicable.png Icon-checked.png
Remark

(A) Shows wrong screen resolutions during graphical boot process. Final resolution of desktop is OK.
(*) Webcam: Icon-checked.png, Fingerprint reader: Icon-cross.png

Aspire


Aspire 1xxx

Model openSUSE
Release
Video (A) Sound (4) Network (B) Bluetooth (8) Power
Management (C)
Infra
Red (12)
PCMCIA (13) Card
Reader (14)
Others (*)
2D (1) 3D (2) TV-out (3) Wired (5) Wireless (6) Modem (7) Screen
Brightness (9)
Suspend
to RAM (10)
Suspend
to Disk (11)
150L 11.0 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png NotApplicable.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png NotApplicable.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
Remark

See: [1]

1300 11.0 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png NotApplicable.png Icon-question.png NotApplicable.png Icon-question.png Icon-cross.png Icon-cross.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
Remark

(*) Touchpad: Icon-checked.png
(*) Hotkeys Mail and Webbrowser work with package acerhk installed (but not P1 and P2).

1362 LC 10.2 Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png NotApplicable.png Icon-question.png NotApplicable.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
Remark

(A) Installed the driver for the "S3 Unichrome Pro" graphics card (available here).
In /etc/X11/xorg.conf, changed the Driver value of the "Device" section to "via".

1400 10.0 Beta 2 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png NotApplicable.png Icon-question.png NotApplicable.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
Remark
1410/1810T 11.6" 13.2 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png NotApplicable.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png NotApplicable.png NotApplicable.png Icon-checked.png
12.3 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png NotApplicable.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png NotApplicable.png NotApplicable.png Icon-checked.png
11.4 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png NotApplicable.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png NotApplicable.png NotApplicable.png Icon-checked.png
11.2 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png NotApplicable.png NotApplicable.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png NotApplicable.png NotApplicable.png Icon-checked.png
11.1 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png NotApplicable.png NotApplicable.png Icon-cross.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png NotApplicable.png NotApplicable.png Icon-checked.png
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11.1:
(5) Wired Ethernet Port requires downloading package atl1c-kmp-pae-2.6.31_2.6.27.29_0.1-1.2
(9) Screen Brightness Fn-Left Fn-Right doesn't work

11.2:
(10)(11) Suspend to RAM/Disk Fn-F4 doesn't work, does via Logout menu selection

12.3:
13.2:
Clean install worked perfectly on first try.

General:
(3) TV-out is HDMI, untested though
(8) Bluetooth NotApplicable.png, but user installed Bluetooth module possible but untested (Acer Aspire 1810T does have Bluetooth built-in)

1511 LMi 10.1 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png NotApplicable.png Icon-question.png Icon-cross.png Icon-cross.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
Remark

(A) Using nVidia driver.
(6) Using NDiswrapper.

1522 WLMi 10.3 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-cross.png Icon-cross.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
Remark

(A) Using nVidia driver.
(10) Only work if using "nv" driver.

1524 WLMi 10.2 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
Remark

(A) Using nVidia driver.

1642 WLMi 10.1 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
Remark
1644 WLMi 10.2 Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-cross.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
Remark

(7) Soft modem Conexant chip. Major shortcomings in Linux distributions that they did not support soft modems.The modem driver of this chip set is sold by linuxant.com.

Aspire 1681 9.3 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
10.0, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3 Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
Remark

9.3:
Full details.
(C) Only after fixing buggy DSDT [2].

10.0, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3:
See this subpage and [| this link] for more information.

1690 WLMi 10.2 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
Remark

(A) Using ATI driver.
(6) With firmware update for intel chip.

1694 WLMi 10.0 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
Remark

(A) Using ATI driver.



Aspire 3xxx

Model openSUSE
Release
Video (A) Sound (4) Network (B) Bluetooth (8) Power
Management (C)
Infra
Red (12)
PCMCIA (13) Card
Reader (14)
Others (*)
2D (1) 3D (2) TV-out (3) Wired (5) Wireless (6) Modem (7) Screen
Brightness (9)
Suspend
to RAM (10)
Suspend
to Disk (11)
3002 LC 10.0 Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png NotApplicable.png Icon-question.png NotApplicable.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
Remark

(C) Only after fixing buggy DSDT.

3002 LCi 10.0 Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png NotApplicable.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
Remark

(6) Using NDiswrapper.

3003 LC 10.3 Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png NotApplicable.png Icon-question.png NotApplicable.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
Remark
3003 LMi 10.0 RC-1 Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png NotApplicable.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
Remark

(6) Using NDiswrapper.
(C) Only after fixing buggy DSDT.

3012 WTMi 10.1 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png NotApplicable.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-cross.png
Remark

(4) With latest ALSA packages.
(6) With ipw3945 driver.
(*) Webcam: Icon-cross.png

3503 WLCi 10.2 Icon-checked.png Icon-cross.png NotApplicable.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
Remark
3506 WLCi 11.0 Icon-checked.png Icon-cross.png NotApplicable.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
Remark
3610 10.1 Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png NotApplicable.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png NotApplicable.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
Remark

(6) Using madwifi.
(*) Had to use the safe graphical mode during installation or the screen skewed.

3613 WLMi 10.3 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png NotApplicable.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-cross.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
Remark

(6) Using NDiswrapper.

3624 WXCi 10.3 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png NotApplicable.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png NotApplicable.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
11.0 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png NotApplicable.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png NotApplicable.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
Remark

10.3:
(6) Using madwifi.
(7) Modem requires Linuxant driver.

11.0:
(6) Using madwifi.

3680-2682 (?) 10.3 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png NotApplicable.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
Remark

(4) Sound hardware must have option model=acer (default is null) which may be configured at install or in YaST after install.
(6) Using madwifi.
Despite being marked as having an Atheros AR5BXB63 chip for wireless it appears that the Madwifi snapshot used for the 5007eg chip works perfectly. Use the instructions at the Madwifi site for Atheros 5007eg.



Aspire 4xxx

Model openSUSE
Release
Video (A) Sound (4) Network (B) Bluetooth (8) Power
Management (C)
Infra
Red (12)
PCMCIA (13) Card
Reader (14)
Others (*)
2D (1) 3D (2) TV-out (3) Wired (5) Wireless (6) Modem (7) Screen
Brightness (9)
Suspend
to RAM (10)
Suspend
to Disk (11)
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(*) Webcam: Icon-checked.png
(*) Fingerprint reader: Icon-checked.png
The fingerprint reader is supported by libfprint.

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(9) A fix for brightness is provided here : https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AspireTimeline/Fixes
but it seems to depend on your bios version. Didn't work well for me with v1.31 but worked great with v1.10
(*) Webcam: Icon-checked.png

Aspire 5xxx

Model openSUSE
Release
Video (A) Sound (4) Network (B) Bluetooth (8) Power
Management (C)
Infra
Red (12)
PCMCIA (13) Card
Reader (14)
Others (*)
2D (1) 3D (2) TV-out (3) Wired (5) Wireless (6) Modem (7) Screen
Brightness (9)
Suspend
to RAM (10)
Suspend
to Disk (11)
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(6) Using NDiswrapper + bcm43xx-fwcutter.

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(6) Using NDiswrapper + bcm43xx-fwcutter.
(C) Power Management shows 1 minute as 1%, which is incorrect. Also shows laptop charges from 3% to 100% in 4 minutes (I wish).

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(6) Using NDiswrapper + bcm43xx-fwcutter.

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(6) Using Madwifi or NDiswrapper, for broadcom type.
(*) To correct the S-ATA message recompile the kernel and opt-out no support for SiliconImage3112.
The hard drive is a PATA one but obviously there is some modified SATA chip (ATi 4379) in the motherboard. It is useless. Look here and here for more info.

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(4) Built-in mic does not work. Alsa behaves weirdly.
(*) Webcam: Icon-cross.png

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(2) Using ATI driver.
(6) Using madwifi.
(*) Webcam: Icon-cross.png

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(2) Using ATI driver.
(*) Webcam: Icon-checked.png
(*) Fn keys: Icon-checked.png

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(6) Using madwifi.
(*) Most of the Fn-key functions work.

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(*) Most of the Fn-key functions work.

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10.3:
(4) Using latest ALSA driver (1.0.15).
(6) Using NDiswrapper, see also [3].

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(2) Using ATI driver.
(*) You can't install SuSE 10.x in graphic mode on this laptop. Choose your monitor as Acer Aspire 55s, 14.1 TFT and 1280x800, restart and it can enter X.

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(1) Boot with "nomodeset" option if issues arise with radeon driver.
(2) ATI driver needed for 3D, but this driver has issues with HD 3200 card.
(6) Run /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware as root to install Linux Broadcom driver.
(C) KDE power management does not recognize changes in AC adapter status.
(8) May take some time to resume.

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10.3:
(B) Disabling persistent network device naming is suggested. Modem may work with Linuxant driver.
(2) Using nVidia driver.
(4) Requires ALSA 1.0.15.
(6) See HCL (Atheros 5007).
(C) PowerNow!: Icon-checked.png
(*) Webcam: Icon-checked.png
(*) Firewire: Icon-checked.png

11.0:
(B) Disabling persistent network device naming is suggested. Modem may work with Linuxant driver.
(2) Using nVidia driver.
(6) See HCL (Atheros 5007).

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(2) Using nVidia driver.
(C) If no poweroff after shutdown, try add kernel option 'acpi_skip_timer_override' to help.
(*) Webcam: Icon-checked.png

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(A) Screen resolution of 1280x800 (or other WXGA) must be set using 915resolution and a boot.local entry.
(6) WLAN needs ipw3495 v1.2.1+ to avoid "killswitch" issue.

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(A) To get 1280x800 resolution in openSUSE 10.2, had to Patch_the_Video_BIOS.

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(2) Using nVidia driver.
(A) For have a correct visualization in xorg start X from cdm with -- -dpi 96 options. (startx -- -dpi 96).

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(2) Using nVidia driver.
(10) Works with s2ram -f, but sometimes fails to wake up.
(*) Webcam: Icon-checked.png (*) Touchpad works strange.
(*) Some hotkeys such as Empowering Technology don't work.

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11.0:
(6) Atheros 5007EG (AR5BXB63), Using madwifi for atheros 5007eg, kernel 2.6.25.16-0.1-pae. [4]
Before installation procedures:
1. blacklist ath5k, add the line "blacklist ath5k" to the end of file /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.
2. execute command below as root,

 # rmmod ath5k
 # rmmod mac80211
 # rmmod cfg80211

After installation, 1. execute as root,

 # modprobe ath_pci

if ath_pci module will not load automatically go to YaST >> system >> /etc/sysconfig editor >> system >> kernel set "MODULES_LOADED_ON_BOOT" to "ath_pci".

Installation: a. Search here for madwifi-kmp-pae (madwifi-kmp-default, etc).
b. Select according to kernel version: mine section was - madwifi-kmp-pae home:schmolle1980/openSUSE_11.0_Update or home:schmolle1980/openSUSE_11.0 kernel modules for atheros cards snapshot.
c. install madwifi-kmp-pae-r3725+AR5007EG_<your kernel version>.i586.rpm
WiFi LEDs blinking http://madwifi.org/wiki/UserDocs/EnableLEDs.

No wireless connections after s2ram, s2disk, must reactivate network via "yast-network devices-network settings-finish" w/out real changes: create (or open) a file named config in the /etc/pm/config.d directory, add the following line: SUSPEND_MODULES="ath_pci"

(10) Suspend to ram works eventually, try create or open a file named config in the /etc/pm/config.d directory, add the following line: S2RAM_OPTS="-f". [5] [6].

(*) Webcam: Icon-checked.png [7] [8]
Installation,
1. Open Yast-Software Management.
2. Search for 'UVC'.
3. Install 'uvcvideo-kmp-default' and 'luvcview'. Luvcview is known to work with the UVC driver.
4. Reboot

Check support here, for "064e:a101 Acer CrystalEye webcam (Acer notebooks)SuYin".

(*) Touchpad: Icon-checked.png
Touchpad works after parameters tunning. Part of xorg.conf:

	Section "InputDevice"
	  Driver       "synaptics"
	  Identifier   "Mouse[3]"
	  Option       "AccelFactor" "0.10"
	  Option       "Buttons" "7"
	  Option       "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	  Option       "Emulate3Buttons" "on"
	  Option       "EmulateMidButtonTime" "75"
	  Option       "InputFashion" "Mouse"
	  Option       "MaxSpeed" "0.90"
	  Option       "MinSpeed" "0.15"
	  Option       "Name" "ALPS;Touchpad"
	  Option       "Protocol" "auto-dev"
	  Option       "SHMConfig" "on"
	  Option       "SendCoreEvents" "on"
	  Option       "TapButton1" "1"
	  Option       "TapButton2" "3"
	  Option       "TapButton3" "2"
	  Option       "TopEdge" "50"
	  Option       "Vendor" "Sysp"
	  Option       "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
	  Option       "MaxTapTime" "180"
	EndSection


11.1:
(*) Webcam: Icon-checked.png [9] [10].
(*) Fn keys and Empowering Technology button work.

Model openSUSE
Release
Video (A) Sound (4) Network (B) Bluetooth (8) Power
Management (C)
Infra
Red (12)
PCMCIA (13) Card
Reader (14)
Others (*)
2D (1) 3D (2) TV-out (3) Wired (5) Wireless (6) Modem (7) Screen
Brightness (9)
Suspend
to RAM (10)
Suspend
to Disk (11)
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(*) Fn keys: some fn keys run ok, other run with klineakconfig tool and lineak daemon empowering technology fn-keys don't run.



Aspire 7xxx

Model openSUSE
Release
Video (A) Sound (4) Network (B) Bluetooth (8) Power
Management (C)
Infra
Red (12)
PCMCIA (13) Card
Reader (14)
Others (*)
2D (1) 3D (2) TV-out (3) Wired (5) Wireless (6) Modem (7) Screen
Brightness (9)
Suspend
to RAM (10)
Suspend
to Disk (11)
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(4) Put front micro levels under of 90. for vlc audio problems open volume control during playing, or install de gnome vlc plugin with yast.
(6) The wireless drivers can be download in this link.
(C) Problem with autoshutdown when battery is almost out of energy.
fan doesn´t work in 11.2

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(4) In 11.1 had to update alsa driver. In 11.1 useful is model=acer-aspire-7730g in /etc/modprobe.d/sound file
(14) Card reader works fine in 11.3, but in 11.4 it sometimes doesn't respond on SD card insert.
(*) FingerPrint sensor: Icon-question.png
(*) Multimedia keys: Icon-checked.png


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(2) Using nVidia driver.
(8) Bluetooth device should be built in but is not detected (neither lspci nor lsusb).



Aspire 9xxx

Model openSUSE
Release
Video (A) Sound (4) Network (B) Bluetooth (8) Power
Management (C)
Infra
Red (12)
PCMCIA (13) Card
Reader (14)
Others (*)
2D (1) 3D (2) TV-out (3) Wired (5) Wireless (6) Modem (7) Screen
Brightness (9)
Suspend
to RAM (10)
Suspend
to Disk (11)
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(4) Sound (ALC883): latest alsa-1.0.17rc3, edit /etc/modprobe.d/sound add option model=medion.



Aspire V3

Model openSUSE
Release
Video (A) Sound (4) Network (B) Bluetooth (8) Power
Management (C)
Infra
Red (12)
PCMCIA (13) Card
Reader (14)
Others (*)
2D (1) 3D (2) TV-out (3) Wired (5) Wireless (6) Modem (7) Screen
Brightness (9)
Suspend
to RAM (10)
Suspend
to Disk (11)
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Using compat-wireless, WLAN works perfectly. Bluetooth available but not working under openSUSE. Touchpad recognized as simple mouse only.


Aspire V5

Model openSUSE
Release
Video (A) Sound (4) Network (B) Bluetooth (8) Power
Management (C)
Infra
Red (12)
PCMCIA (13) Card
Reader (14)
Others (*)
2D (1) 3D (2) TV-out (3) Wired (5) Wireless (6) Modem (7) Screen
Brightness (9)
Suspend
to RAM (10)
Suspend
to Disk (11)
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(2) Dual graphics needs Kernel >= 3.12 from Tumbleweed. Kernel 3.11 on stock 13.1 needs "nomodeset" parameter. Bumblebee not tested yet.
(3) HDMI works fine, both audio and video. Mini DP not tested yet.
(*) Webcam works fine.


Aspire One

All Aspire One laptops running kernel 2.6.37 or later (openSUSE 11.4+) need to follow the instructions on SDB:Acer_wireless to get wireless working.

Model openSUSE
Release
Video (A) Sound (4) Network (B) Bluetooth (8) Power
Management (C)
Infra
Red (12)
PCMCIA (13) Card
Reader (14)
Others (*)
2D (1) 3D (2) TV-out (3) Wired (5) Wireless (6) Modem (7) Screen
Brightness (9)
Suspend
to RAM (10)
Suspend
to Disk (11)
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Kernel: 2.6.37.6-0.5-desktop, Qt: 4.7.3, KDE: 4.6.5 (4.6.5) "release 8" KWin: 4.6.5 (4.6.5) "release 8"
3D effects work properly with KDE, there are automatically disabled when system boot up.
Wifi works fine out of the box with the Networkmanager
Bluetooth Module is loaded but don´t works yet (i will trying some test next time)
Suspend to Disk/RAM works great (on wake up the userpassword must typed in)
Card reader works when the Card is plugged in on boot or the User is member in the group disk (not default)
Touchpad, Microphone, microphone and also the usb-ports works out of the box
Webcam works too, but it seems like the driver is not best selectio, when moving it becomes fuzziness/streak

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(2) The 3D effects don't work properly with KDE, there are automatically disabled after a few minutes/seconds of work. Better disable them.
(6) The wifi works properly out of the box.
(14) The left SD card reader works always. The right SD card reader works only if a card were inserted at boottime. To make it work, you should load the acpiphp kernelmodule.Go to YaST Control Center > /etc/sysconfig editor > System > Kernel > MODULES_LOADED_ON_BOOT and then type "acpiphp" in the field. Then it will be recognised when hot plugged.

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(2) The 3D effects don't work properly with KDE, there are automatically disabled after a few minutes/seconds of work. Better disable them.
(6) The wifi doesn't work properly out of the box, it needs ndiswrapper and the Windows driver.
(10) Impossible out of the box to suspend to RAM if a SD card or USB drive is mounted (system hangs). To avoid it, you should load the acpiphp kernelmodule.Go to YaST Control Center > /etc/sysconfig editor > System > Kernel > MODULES_LOADED_ON_BOOT and then type "acpiphp" in the field. The wifi can't wake up after suspend to RAM.
(14) The left SD card reader works always. The right SD card reader works only if a card were inserted at boottime. To make it work, you should load the acpiphp kernelmodule. Go to YaST Control Center > /etc/sysconfig editor > System > Kernel > MODULES_LOADED_ON_BOOT and then type "acpiphp" in the field. Then it will be recognised when hot plugged.

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Also see [openSUSE on Aspire One].
(*) The only issue is the noisy fan, fix here, no needs to follow other infos on that page.

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a) When suspending to disk, a coredump occurs. The root cause was not detected as yet. A bug report exists (788008).

Two issues can be observed. One of them is the noisy fan, the other one the initially disfunctional right card reader. Both can be fixed.

With regard to the noisy fan, please add en entry into /etc/modprobe.d/99-local.conf:

 options acerhdf verbose=1 fanon=70000 fanoff=63000 interval=15 kernelmode=1

The explanation: verbose writes the current temperature into dmesg, whenever the interval (15s) has passed by. fanon=70000 means to turn on if the temperature reaches 70°Celsius, fanoff=63000 refers to the temperature 63°C when the fan should be turned off. The entry represents the actual temperature times 1000. Please note that you do this at your own risk, since the average temperature in the netbook is rising through this. If you do not like to see entries in dmesg, just change verbose=1 to verbose=0.

The right card reader initially is disfunctional after boot. When inserting a SD-Card, nothing happens. If you insert a SD-Card and do a echo "1" > /sys/bus/pci/rescan it will be detected. However, the next reboot the same procedure would be required. To get rid of this, you have to load the module acpiphp on boot.

Edit /etc/sysconfig/kernel and enter

 MODULES_LOADED_ON_BOOT="acpiphp"

The next time you reboot the card reader will be detected imediately without additional efforts.

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(*) Webcam: YES; Microphone: YES; Hotkey: YES (the important onces)
Installation medium was OpenSUSE 11.2 KDE live CD. Desktop: KDE SC 4.3.5.
Everything worked out of the box.

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Everything works out of the box


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Remark

WebCam: Icon-checked.png HotKeys: Icon-checked.png
(6) Wireless doesn't work out of the box, to get it working you have to install proprietary drivers (install b43-firmware, broadcom-wl and broadcom-wl-kmp-<flavour> packages from Packman repository. Read LICENSE.txt and README.SuSE files from broadcom-wl before using the software!)
Update: Broadcom announced fully-open Linux driver for this Wireless card, see http://marc.info/?l=linux-wireless&m=128404502308426&w=3. In the near future (hopefully) there will be no need for extra packages and the wireless card should work out of the box. Great news!
(8) To enable Bluetooth you may need to press <Fn> + <F3>



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Remark

WebCam: Icon-checked.png HotKeys: Icon-checked.png
(6) Unfortunately wireless card doesn't work out of the box even though the new open source driver is included in 11.4. To get it working add line

 blacklist acer_wmi

at the and of /etc/modprobe.d/50-blacklist.conf file and reboot the machine. After reboot it should work.
(8) To enable Bluetooth you may need to press <Fn> + <F3>



Ferrari

Model openSUSE
Release
Video (A) Sound (4) Network (B) Bluetooth (8) Power
Management (C)
Infra
Red (12)
PCMCIA (13) Card
Reader (14)
Others (*)
2D (1) 3D (2) TV-out (3) Wired (5) Wireless (6) Modem (7) Screen
Brightness (9)
Suspend
to RAM (10)
Suspend
to Disk (11)
3200 10.2 Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png NotApplicable.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
Remark
4005 WLMi 10.1 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
Remark

(2) Using ATI driver.
(C) Only after fixing buggy DSDT.

4006 WLMi 10.3 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-cross.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
Remark

(2) Using ATI driver.
(6) bug#331938.
(C) The DSDT is buggy, but there is a canonical fix.

5005 WLMi 11.0 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
Remark

(2) Using ATI driver.



Extensa

Model openSUSE
Release
Video (A) Sound (4) Network (B) Bluetooth (8) Power
Management (C)
Infra
Red (12)
PCMCIA (13) Card
Reader (14)
Others (*)
2D (1) 3D (2) TV-out (3) Wired (5) Wireless (6) Modem (7) Screen
Brightness (9)
Suspend
to RAM (10)
Suspend
to Disk (11)
3001 WLMi 10.0 Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
Remark

(A) Driver for ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 (X700) needed.

5620 10.3 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png
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(2) Intel graphics (X3100) worked out of the box with XGL. Setting up procedures,
1. Run Sax2, enable the 3d checkbox.
2. Open Yast and goto "/etc/sysconfig Editor" turn xgl on.

4420 11.0 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png NotApplicable.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
Remark

(2) Using ATI driver.
(3) The TV out s-video does work but only with pluging in s-video cable then booting so the system mirrors if you want a big desktop "extended mode" then it helps if you have the ATI Catalyst control center which can be downloaded for openSUSE on ati.amd.com.

Additional remarks by iloveads47:

It seems that my laptop had a Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g (rev 01) wireless card, with PCID : 14e4:4315, which is not supported by the manufacturer or the open drivers at here.

Instead I had to install ndiswrapper from the installation DVD (the command is sudo zypper install ndiswrapper), and then used the command "ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf" inside a folder into which I extracted from this archive. I also blacklisted bcm43xx. Some tips for the wifi can be found here.


5220 12.3 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
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Everything worked on clean install from DVD except wireless Used the following command to download and install drivers (need wired connection to do this) sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware Touchpad was recognized fine - not in 12.2 (recognized as generic mouse). Logitech C270 also worked fine.

Acer Aspire 150L

The Acer Aspire 150L is a netbook that comes with a 120GByte harddisk drive and pre-installed linpus linux. The desktop looks fancy, however, I missed many applications and therefore decided to install opensuse 11.0 because I am very familiar with it. Some issues have to be taken care of, though, so I will report here what I did and what remains difficult.

Prior to start the installation of opensuse it is a good idea to save the directory /etc from the original distribution. Many of the hints you find below are simply excerpts out of the scripts in /etc/init.d of the original distribution.

1.) INSTALLATION you need a bootable USB-Stick in order to boot. A very good guide how to create such one can be found on http://en.opensuse.org/SuSE_install_from_USB_drive. Which image you use depends on your options, I used the small netinstall image that suited me fine. A USB DVDROM and Installation disc also work nicely if you have them at your disposal.


2.) WLAN opensuse 11.0 does not support WLAN on this device out of the box. Neither does opensuse 11.1 if you want to use a decent encryption. It is unstable and broken. The usage of the Madwifi drivers does not work in conjunction with the r8169 lan driver that comes with the kernel. Having loaded the r8169 module and the ath_pci in parallel will cause severe data corruption when transferring larger chunks of data via wlan. Ndiswrapper is the option to realize a stable wifi interconnect in conjunction with the r8169 module. Alternatively you can use the madwifi drivers - however, not those supported from opensuse as they are outdated with regard to the wlan chip on the laptop. I found a significant time delay between system restart and wlan functionality when using ndiswrapper.

First we need to install a few things:

zypper install ndiswrapper

You will also need to download and extract the windows driver from here: http://www.atheros.cz/download.php?atheros=AR5007EG&system=1 YOU NEED VERSION 6.0.3.85, the newer versions do NOT work using ndiswrapper as supplied with openSUSE 11.1 (or 11.0, respectively).

If you want to use a more recent version you have to build and install ndiswrapper-1.54, it works with the latest win XP driver that can be downloaded from Acer directly (Wireless_Atheros_v.7.6.0.264.zip)

Save the file xp32-6.0.3.85.zip to a folder called ndis then

cd ndis
unzip xp32-6.0.3.85.zip

Now we need to install the ndis driver from inside the ndis directory or use the full path.

ndiswrapper -i net5416.inf
ndiswrapper -m

You can check to make sure it's installed

ndiswrapper -l

If you start yast2 now and go to the network configuration, you can configure the wlan card and enter "ndiswrapper" as the module to be used in the hardware configuration section. This being done there is no need to manually load ndiswrapper.

You will need to blacklist the ath5k , ath_pci, and ath_hal (whichever you have installed if any) add

#disable default ath5k driver and any drivers from madwifi 
blacklist ath5k
blacklist ath_pci
blacklist ath_hal

to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist

Reboot. You should have a properly working wlan now.

dmesg | grep ndiswrapper

if you need to troubleshoot.

To make the NET-Activity led on the front functional, two commands have to be issued:

sysctl -w dev.wifi0.ledpin=3
sysctl -w dev.wifi0.softled=1

both commands can be written into /etc/init.d/boot.local to be performed automatically. This does not work when using ndiswrapper.

The WIFI-kill switch uses the following commands, so you might want to put them into /etc/init.d/boot.local, too:

/bin/setkeycodes e055 159
/bin/setkeycodes e056 158

3.) CARD-Reader This one is somewhat tricky. First of all, one module should be blacklisted in order to prevent the system from hanging if a SD-Card resides in either the right or the left side card-slot. The line:

blacklist jmb38x_ms

should be entered in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist. The system will behave strange and instable if that module gets loaded. As a next step you need to load the module pciehp but you should initialize the device on the pci-bus accordingly before. So you should write:

/sbin/setpci -d 197b:2381 AE=47
/sbin/modprobe pciehp

into /etc/profile.local. But we are not done, yet. You will find that the cardreader works if the card is located in the card-slot during boot, but it does not work if not (always referring to the card reader on the right side of the netbook). But there is a solution. Create a script 81-mmc-config.rules and put it into /etc/udev/rules.d. It should contain the following line:

#/etc/udev/rules.d/81-mmc-config.rules
KERNEL=="mmc1", RUN+="/sbin/setpci -d 197b:2381 AE=47"

Now, if you boot without card and insert it, nothing happens (apparently). But if you unplug the card once and plug it back in, it will be detected the card will be mounted (if you want to) and everything should work as expected. I took me some time with udev to find this, and be assured I will publish it if I find a way how to avoid the plug-unplug-plug sequence.


4.) Graphics Nothing special here. Install opensuse, start sax2, choose the resolution 1024x600, activate 3D, save setup and you are done. Touchpad is just working without special efforts.

If this does not work for you as it did not for me run yast and go to system >> /etc/sysconfig editor >> desktop >> display manager >> displaymanager_randr_mode_auto value and change it to:

1024X600_60 48.96 1024 1064 1168 1312 600 601 604 622 -hsync -vsync


5.) Suspend Initially suspend did not work. This was caused by the fact that the Aspire 150L is not whitelisted as yet. After I found that it simply works when calling s2ram --force, I patched "suspend" accordingly:

suspend-0.80-whitelist-A150.diff:

--- whitelist.c.original        2008-08-17 00:30:55.000000000 +0200
+++ whitelist.c 2008-08-17 00:30:55.000000000 +0200  
@@ -24,6 +24,8 @@
        { "Apple Computer, Inc.",       "MacBookPro2,2",        "",     "", VBE
        /* Tilman Vogel <tilman.vogel@web.de>, only works from X */
        { "Apple Inc.",                 "MacBookPro4,1",        "",     "", 0 }
+       /* Dr. Ing. Dieter Jurzitza */
+       { "Acer",                       "AOA150",               "",     "", 0 }
        /* Felix Rommel, https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=228572 */
        { "Acer,Inc.",                  "Aspire 1350",          "",     "", VBE
        /* Simon Bachmann <simonbachmann@bluewin.ch> works with proprietary ATI


I guess that the A110 is called AOA110 - therefore it probably makes sense to write something like "AOA1*. I leave this to the experienced :-).

5.) Suspend Alternative Configuration

For those of you that do not wish to patch and recompile for proper suspend support you can simply add a file called "config" to /etc/pm/config.d/ with the following

S2RAM_OPTS="-f"

This will simply force the suspend regardless of the white listed vendors.


6.) LAN

I experienced buggy performance from the default r8169 module included. This was even more of an issue for me after getting the wlan to work and using suspend. I opted to use the open source driver release by the manufacturer which seems much more stable.

First we need a few things

zypper install gcc make automake linux-kernel-headers kernel-source

The download the drive source from one of Realtek's mirrors

ftp://61.56.86.122/cn/nic/r8101-1.009.00.tar.bz2
ftp://152.104.238.19/cn/nic/r8101-1.009.00.tar.bz2
ftp://210.51.181.211/cn/nic/r8101-1.009.00.tar.bz2

or browse to them yourself

http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=14&PFid=7&Level=5&Conn=4&DownTypeID=3

But watchout. The latest realtek drivers (version 1.011 as of this writing) are broken. They load smoothly and apparently run flawlessly but cannot be unloaded (system hang on ifdown ethX or / and rmmod r8101). So, _do not_ use a more recent r8101 module then version 1.010 for now.

Now that we have the files we need to make sure that the default r8169 module is not loaded

lsmod | grep r8169
rmmod r8169

I added mine to the blacklist to make certain I don't have any issues with it loading

blacklist r8169

in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist .

Change to the directory to where you downloaded the driver source file from above and

tar xvjf r8101-1.009.00.tar.bz2
cd r8101-1.009.00
make clean modules
make install
depmod -a
insmod ./src/r8101.ko

You can check to see whether the driver is loaded with

lsmod | grep r8101
ip addr

All done. When you upgrade your kernel you will have to repeat this process so it might be a good idea to keep a copy of this driver source tarball.

r8169 (at least version 1.010) does not suspend / resume cleanly. In order to achieve this, you should create an entry in /etc/pm/sleep.d to cope with this:

/etc/pm/sleep.d/05r8101:

CUTCUTCUTCUTCUTCUTCUTCUTCUTCUTCUTCUTCUTCUTCUTCUTCUTCUTCUTCUTCUTCUTCUTCUT
#!/bin/bash

. /usr/lib/pm-utils/functions

case "$1" in
       hibernate|suspend)
               ifdown eth0
               rmmod r8101
               ;;
       thaw|resume)
               modprobe r8101
               ifup eth0
               ;;
       *)
               ;;
esac

exit $?
CUTCUTCUTCUTCUTCUTCUTCUTCUTCUTCUTCUTCUTCUTCUTCUTCUTCUTCUTCUTCUTCUTCUTCUT

finally this file should be made executable (chmod 0755 /etc/pm/sleep.d/05r8101)

7.) Keyboard You will find that all keys of the keyboard are functional - but the one for switching video output. As I want to be able to use my Netbook for presentations and similar issues, I went for a solution for this.

First of all you need to install xbindkeys. You can download it from openSUSE for your distribution: ftp://ftp5.gwdg.de/pub/opensuse/repositories/X11:/Utilities

You might want to add this repository to your set of repositories for your distribution. After installing it, we have to find out the key that is issued when pressing FN-F5:

<ONGOING WORK>

Acer Travelmate 2420

I chose 3D acceleration during the installation process and the laptop worked perfectly.

I have not tested bluetooth or the modem.

To make the media keys work I created a text file called /usr/local/share/xmodmap.custom containing:

keycode 160 = XF86AudioMute
keycode 174 = XF86AudioLowerVolume
keycode 176 = XF86AudioRaiseVolume
keycode 223 = XF86Sleep
keycode 236 = XF86Mail

and then I added the line:

xmodmap /usr/local/share/xmodmap.custom

to the /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc file in the section marked "Add your own lines here"

Acer Aspire 1681WMLi

Battery indication doesn't work unless you fix the DSDT. This is a bit tricky, but you can just download mine.

  1. Download the fixed and compiled DSDT file (only use this file on an Aspire 1681WMLi) from here:DSDT.aml.

    Alternatively follow the instructions here, to create your own DSDT file (that's how I created it). Note that you don't need to recompile the kernel to get battery indication working. When you try with 10.3, the SBS patch indicated in the instructions above may not work due to inconsistency of line numbers. In that case, you can apply the patch manually, just open it in a text file and apply the modifications manually (basically adding or removing lines from dsdt.dsl).

  2. Copy the file DSDT.aml to:
    /etc/acpi/
  3. Update /etc/sysconfig/kernel with the path to the DSDT file:
    ACPI_DSDT="/etc/acpi/DSDT.aml"
  4. Run:
    mkinitrd.
  5. Reboot.



Acer TravelMate 4060

OpenSuse 10.1 (Acer TM 4060)

  • works fine with 1280x800 video mode
  • dual head works in clone mode only
  • network:
    1. WiFi works, but eth0 (wired) and eth1 (wireless) are sometimes detected swapped and then the network does not work at all.
      • Workaround: wired is enabled on boot and wireless is in manual mode. There are no problems with it.
    2. Wired eth0 does not work if it is unplugged during boot (maybe a configuration problem).
  • Sound is OK.

OpenSuse 10.2 (Acer TM 4060)

  • 1280x800 did not work after install (1024x748 was OK). The 915resolution package was installed by default, and I had to copy the /etc/sysconfig/videobios file from the OpenSuse 10.1 installation to get the 1280x800 mode work. See Patch_the_Video_BIOS for details.
  • Both wired ethernet and WLAN work, and can be switched dynamically.
  • Sound is OK.
  • Dual head works in clone mode, even Xinerama (MergedFB) is working to some extent.
    1. Xinerama startup (DDC) detects the built-in LCD twice (instead of detecting the built-in LCD as monitor0 and the external display as monitor1)
      • Can not use those the modes of the external monitor, that are not supported by the built-in LCD
      • The external monitor can get out-of-range video signal (e.g. my Acer AL1711 can not use 1280x800)
      • Workaround: for the external monitor, select the best mode, that is common for the built-in and the external monitor (1024x768@60, in my case)
    2. After reboot, the Xinerama falls back to 2x640x480 (in fact the same, but slightly different if the external display is connected during the BIOS init)
      • Workaround#1: reset Xinerama before shutdown or reboot (e.g. save and restore your single head /etc/X11/xorg.conf)
      • Workaround#2: before using, configure Xinerama interactively and test it, in order to initialize everything correctly
    3. After several configuration changes and tests, the X server and even text mode may fail; probably the video chip is left in a mixed-up state. Reboot helps (Ctrl-Alt-Backspace to shut down the X server, Ctrl-Alt-Del to reboot). Then you can configure or restore a saved /etc/X11/xorg.conf.

Acer TravelMate 4600

WLAN with 'restricted key' didn't work.

Fixed by editing /etc/modprobe.d/ipw2200:

Changed

options ipw2200 hwcrypto=0 led=1

to

options ipw2200 auto_create=0 led=1

Acer TravelMate 4200WMLi

Use vga=792 kernel parameter for 1024x768 to work around the 800x600 default. I selected an LCD monitor that had a 1280x800@60Hz to get the 1024x768 resolution to work correctly. Still investigating the WXGA workaround for 1280x800.

Intel 3945ABG driver project on Sourceforge [11] although there hasn't been much activity in the forums.


Acer Extensa (TravelMate) 4100WMLI

Install works fine (chooses 800x600 graphics mode for install). However when it sets up the graphics card, 10.0 correctly detects the Radeon Mobility X700 PCIe chipset and the QDS QuantaDisplay monitor, but the OSS Radeon driver cannot do anything with the chipset. After initial reboot you end up with a blank screen. You need to switch to a text console and install the ATi fglrx driver and edit the graphic device section in /etc/X11/xorg.conf file to use "fglrx" instead of "radeon", then you will have full 2D/3D capability.

The good news is that Wireless and pretty much everything not ATi X700 related works out of the box, shutdown with power button etc.

Update: The May release of the ATi drivers has brought full 3D support for my Mobility X700 chipset, running glxgears has bumped the fps from 157 to around 4,300fps, a vast improvement!

Step-By-Step for ATi fglrx install:

You need to finish the basic installation before you can proceed with the instructions below. Also, if you do not have a second PC to download the drivers with, download them first! (If you are downloading them on the laptop, then I assume you are dual-booting with Windows, the Windows drive should be mounted read-only after the SUSE install, otherwise burn them to a CD or copy them to a USB stick.)

NOTE: This guide describes installing the drivers under SUSE Linux 10.0. If you are using an older or newer version, the ATi package you download will need to be the one for your version of Xorg, or you will need to download the generic .run file and build the drivers for your version (in this case, you will also need to install the Kernel source packages).

Pre-Install

  1. Go to the ATi website and download the ATi package for Xorg 6.8 32-bit RPM or Xorg 6.8 64-bit RPM.
    If you have a chipset other than Radeon 8500+ or Xn00 chipset, then please check out Clicky for the full list of drivers.
    NOTE: Currently (Feb 2006) there is no support for X1nnn series chipsets or graphics cards, in this case, you will have to find a supported card or chipset (E.g. older ATi chipsets or nVidia)
  2. Store the package in a place where it will be accessible from SUSE 10.0 once it is installed
    Either in a partition which won't be overwritten, on a network share (E.g. NFS, FTP or SMB) or burn it to CD or copy it to a USB stick etc.
  3. Make sure you have installed the Kernel Source packages using YaST, and if there have been any Kernel updates, make sure to re-run the updates to download the latest sources!

During Install

  1. When the installation is nearly complete, you will be presented with a screen for configuring devices connected to your system. The first entry will be your video card and monitor.
  2. Write down the model name of the card that SUSE has detected, you will need this in the next section!
  3. If SUSE proposes some strange monitor name, such as "QDS QuantaDisplay", do not change this, SUSE does know what it is talking about.
  4. Select the correct resolution for your display panel - this will save some hassle later.

Post-Install

  1. After installation has finished and the system has restarted, you will probably be confronted by a blank screen.
    Press Alt+Ctrl+F2 to switch to a text console.
  2. Log into a console as root using the password you defined during the install.
  3. Issue an "init 3" command to terminate the current X session which is running on the "blank" screen.
  4. (optional) Mount the media where the ATi RPM is located if it hasn't been automatically mounted.
  5. Change to the directory where the ATi RPM is stored.
  6. Type rpm -iU fglrx_6_8_0-8.22.5-1.i386.rpm
    NOTE: That is the correct file name at the time of writing, if ATi has updated the package name, you will need to change the command line accordingly. Tip: type in just fglrx and press Tab, the shell should complete the file name for you.
  7. Press return and the RPM should install.
  8. Type mcedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf to start editing the xorg.conf file
    If you prefer an alternate editor, please substitute mcedit for it, but you will need to re-work the following for your editor.
  9. You now need to search for the graphics card entry in the file. Press F7
  10. Enter the name of the card which was detected during the install, or part thereof that will be unique - entering "radeon" should be sufficient.
  11. Look for the line that says Driver "radeon"
  12. Change the word "radeon" for "fglrx"
  13. Press F10 to exit the editor, and select "Yes" when prompted if you want to save the changes.
  14. Type startx on the command line and your graphics environment should start up.
    If you hadn't selected the correct resolution for your screen, you should now be able to go into YAST from within KDE, Gnome or whatever graphic manager you use and select the relevant resolution for your display.