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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire 8930G 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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For full specifications see the Acer Aspire 8930G specifications page.
|Name||Acer Aspire 8930G|
|Processor||Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor T9400|
|Screen||18.4” WUXGA Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 4GB|
|HDD||Up to 640GB|
|Graphics||NVIDIA® GeForce 9700M GT|
|Network||Ethernet, Intel 5100 802.11abgn, Bluetooth|
|Optical Drive||Works||Blu Ray/HDMI Blu Ray both work, although there is yet no way of playing Blu-Ray movies in Linux.|
|Graphics||Works (NOT SUSE 11)||But not out of the box, had to update Nvidia drivers before activation.RESOLUTION LIMITED TO 1680 ON SUSE 11. Waste of money to buy such expensive hw when it cannot be used.|
|Sound||Works||finally out of the box since a while now (march2010)|
|Ethernet||Works||Out of the box|
|Wireless||Works||Out of the box|
|Bluetooth||Works||Out of the box|
|Card Reader||Works||Needed tweaking, re: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=921637. Adding pciehp.pciehp_force=1 to kernel parameters in /boot/grub/menu.lst fixes this.|
|ExpressCard Slot||Works||Adding pciehp.pciehp_force=1 to kernel parameters in /boot/grub/menu.lst fixes this.|
|Fingerprint Reader||Not Tested|
|Remote Control||Problem area|
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