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Acer Aspire 4530

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire 4530 laptop.

This guide is intended to provide you details on how well this laptop works with Linux and which modules you need to configure. For details on how to actually install and configure the required modules have a look at our guides section for distribution specific instructions.

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Specifications

NameAcer Aspire 4530
ProcessorAMD Turion 64 X2
Screen14.1“ WXGA Widescreen
RAM1GB to 4GB
HDD120GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsNVIDIA Geforce 9100M G
NetworkEthernet, Acer InviLink 802.11b/g/draft n

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorked
ScreenWorked 1280×800
HDDWorkedEither AHCI mode or IDE mode
Optical DriveWorked
GraphicsWorkedTested with propietary driver from Nvidia; <br> open nv driver needs recompile (instructions below)
SoundWorked on kernel 2.6.27
Microphonenot working on generic Ubuntu Intrepid install
EthernetWorked
WirelessWorked
56K ModemNot worked
USBWorked
Card ReaderWorked
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
CameraWorked *see below

Notes

Using openSUSE 11.0 with upgraded kernel to 2.6.27.7, problems are you have to kompile driver for Suyin webcam for yourself because openSUSE didn't have matching kernel module.

LED indicator for Wifi didn't work eventough wifi itself worked well.

Suspend doesn't work with ubuntu jaunty but hibernate works out-of-the-box ( tested with nvidia binary driver).
USB : 1 port works full speed (ehci mode), 2 work in compatible mode (ohci 11 mbps)

Summary

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