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Acer Aspire 4820tg TimelineX

Introduction

This is a compatibilty guide to running Linux (Kubuntu) with the Acer Aspire 4820 TimelineX laptop.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Acer Aspire 4820 TimelineX specifications page.

NameAcer Aspire 4820 TimelineX
Processor Intel Core i5 430M CPU ,2.26 GHz (with Intel Turbo Boost support)
Screen14 inch WXGA (1366×768)
Graphics ATI Radeon HD 5650
RAMUp to 4GB
HDDup to 500GB
Optical DriveNone
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000 802.11b/g/n or Broadcom Wireless

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorTested
ScreenTested
HDDTested
Graphics Tested
SoundTested
EthernetPartialThe ethernet controller works after Bios upgrade
BatteryTestesThe battery works after Bios upgrade
WirelessWorksThe Intel wireless controller works just fine.
BluetoothNot Tested
ModemNot Tested
USBWorks
Card ReaderTested
WebcamWorks

Notes

Laptop was tested with Kubuntu 10.04.

Summary

The Acer Aspire 4820 TimelineX is quite a good linux laptop… just only after the BIOS upgrade.

For more and updated info go to Installing Kubuntu 10.04 >* on Acer TimelineX 4820TG


Discussion

Vinicius, 2011/03/31 13:39

Try Ubuntu 10.10, ethernet problem was solved after kernel 2.6.35.

I have another question:
- How do I discover if I have a bluetooth inside it? It doesn't appear in lspci neither lsusb… I wont't install windows to test it. My wireless is an Atheros AR9287 pci-e

Fuligginoso, 2010/12/01 15:08

Had the wireless problem and some strange audio problems which went away by themselves after some week (around end November 2010), I believe with an automatic ubuntu update. Now it works like a charm :)

Lamorak, 2010/11/20 18:45

Ok Linux on this notebook runs perfect
1. Upgrade BIOS
2. Install Linux
3. Upgrade kernel
and google how to fix all other problems ;)
for example:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1495123

Lamorak, 2010/11/15 12:06

well, I've tried Linux Mint 9 XFCE 64bit (from 90% based on ubuntu 10.04) and even after BIOS update the ethernet doesn't work. I'll try the KDE version, but I don't think it'll solve the problem..

Nicola, 2011/05/08 15:28

Hi.

please refer to this blog http://kblackhat.blogspot.com/

All the open issued have been fixed!

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