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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G laptop. If you have the Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G and are running Linux on it please consider editing this page or adding a comment below with your compatibility details. By contributing you will help other people running this laptop or trying to make a decision on whether to buy it or not.
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|Name||Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G|
|Processor||Intel® Core™ i7-2670QM Processor 2.2GHz with Turbo Boost technology up to 3.1GHz|
|Screen||18.4“ 1920×1080 Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 16GB|
|HDD||up to 500GB|
|Graphics||NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 555M|
IEEE 802.11 a/g/n
|Processor||Works||and speed 'on demand' as well|
|HDD||Works||up to 2x 1To|
|VGA Out||Works||Tested ok with differents screens 1024×768 up to 1920×1200|
|Card Reader||Semi Works|
|Fingerprint Reader||Not Working|
|Webcam||Works||Resolution is very good|
|Touch Pad||Works||but softkeys(video, audio) aren't recognised properly, volume works|
The main problem is the double graphic capability (Intel on the main board, + GeForce GT555M-1Go board) which is not
handeld correctly with the standard pilot. Apparently ubuntu always uses the intel chipset and we loose the good performance of the GT555M.
I've tried to stop the nvidia chipset (to reduce the current drain) no success.
Even nvidia pilot doesn't handle the card correctly (and you need to reboot repair your config to get the x output)
Nvidia released recently 2012-08 (NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-304.30) and haven't tried it yet. If you had any success, let us know.
Ubuntu 12.04_x86_64 (after 11.04, 11.10, Mint 12)
Overall, this laptop is usable on Linux. I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04. However their are a few things that I wish worked better, such as the fingerprint reader which doesn't work at all.