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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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|Name||Acer Aspire 4530|
|Processor||AMD Turion 64 X2|
|Screen||14.1“ WXGA Widescreen|
|RAM||1GB to 4GB|
|Graphics||NVIDIA Geforce 9100M G|
|Network||Ethernet, Acer InviLink 802.11b/g/draft n|
|HDD||Worked||Either AHCI mode or IDE mode|
|Graphics||Worked||Tested with propietary driver from Nvidia; <br> open nv driver needs recompile (instructions below)|
|Sound||Worked on kernel 2.6.27|
|Microphone||not working on generic Ubuntu Intrepid install|
|56K Modem||Not worked|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
Using openSUSE 11.0 with upgraded kernel to 188.8.131.52, 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)
You can enter a summary of how well the Acer Aspire 4530 works with Linux here.