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Acer Aspire 5538

Author

William Pfaff

Introduction

Installed Kubuntu 10.0.4 with few problems. Only needed to click on the network icon and enable wireless.
I downloaded cheese, Ekiga and GTK UVC viewer rebooted and then the camera works. Best with GTK UVC Viewer.

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Specifications

NameAcer Aspire 5538
ProcessorAMD Athlon™ 64 X2 dual-core processor L310 (1 MB L2 cache, 1.20 GHz, DDR2 800 MHz FSB, 13 W)
Screen15.6“ 1366×768
RAM4GB
HDD320GB
Optical Drive8X DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive
GraphicsATI Radeon™ HD 3200 Graphics with up to 20467 MB of HyperMemory™ (256+128 MB of dedicated system memory, up to 1662 MB of shared system memory), supporting Unified Video Decoder (UVD), OpenEXR High Dynamic-Range (HDR) technology, Shader Model 4.0, Microsoft® DirectX® 10
NetworkAMD M780G Chipset Acer InviLink™ Nplify™2, 3 802.11b/g/Draft-N Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ network connection

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
HDDYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYes
EthernetYes
WirelessYes
BluetoothNot Tested
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
Card ReaderNot Tested
CameraYes

Notes

Summary

For the most part installing and enabling the network was easy, hardest part was getting the camera to work. After installing the software you need to reboot before the camera will work.

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