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Acer Aspire One D270

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire One D270 laptop. If you have the Acer Aspire One D270 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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Specifications

For full specifications see the Acer Aspire One D270 specifications page.

NameAcer Aspire One D270
ProcessorIntel Atom processor N2800 (1 MB L2 cache, 1.86 GHz, DDR3 1066 MHz, 6.5 W)
Intel Atom processor N2600 (1 MB L2 cache, 1.60 GHz, DDR3 800 MHz, 3.5 W)
Screen10.1“ 1024×600 Widescreen
RAMUp to 2GB
HDDup to 500GB
Optical DriveNone
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator 3650
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3600
Network10/100 Ethernet
Acer InviLink Nplify 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
ntel Centrino Advanced-N + WiMAX 62509

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorks
ScreenWorks
HDDWorks
Graphics ChipWorksDoes not play video smoothly
VGA OutNot Tested
HDMI OutWorks
SoundWorks
Bulti-in MicrophoneWorks
Headphone JackWorks
Microphone JackNot Tested
EthernetWorks
WirelessWorks
BluetoothNot Tested
WWANNot Tested
ModemNot Tested
USBWorks
Card ReaderWorksDriver is needed if you run kernel 3.6 or below
WebcamWorks
Touch PadWorks
Suspend/ResumeWorks

Notes

You can enter any specific notes with running Linux on the Acer Aspire One D270 here.


Discussion

fpjohn, 2013/11/27 17:12

Ubuntu 13.10 works well, especially with 4G extra memory

roger, 2013/07/24 00:59

Just put fedora 19 on my aspire. was wondering if anyone else was having issues with the HDMI. It displays ok, however, i can't use mirror mode. In addition there is no sound from the HDMI. Is this a missing driver or congfig. issue? Thanks…

cessanfrancisco, 2013/06/21 16:33

I installed Peppermint Linux OS 4 on my Acer Aspire One D270-1395 (upgraded to 2GB RAM).

So far all is good with a couple minor hiccups:

1. When waking from hibernate my screen becomes a series of multi-colored vertical stripes.
2. Takes a few seconds longer than what I would expect for applications to open
3. When watching .avi files using the Video player and VLC player, in full screen mode, the picture is choppy/jerky.

I cannot attest to any of the outputs other than the USB's as I haven't tried those yet. The USB's and WiFi work great.

Hope this helps!

hemant, 2013/06/05 14:19

hi, i purchased Acer Aspire One D270 and i found it comparatively very good with others.Screen display,battery back up till 2-3 hrs if you watch continuous 2 movie. Every features are good.

Jaesik Kwak, 2013/04/01 04:27

I've installed Ubuntu in Acer Aspire D270, and here are a few things that I experienced.

1) Only Ubuntu 12.04 runs well.

(I could not install Ubuntu 12.10 well. And I could install Ubuntu 11.04 or 10.10, however I could not use Wireless Internet. I've seen 13.04 beta is working better than others.)

2) Updating everything is a bad idea in my case.

(I once updated everything, and I found somehow Ubuntu failed to load my SDHC card reader, which worked well before updating.)

3) Intel GMA 3600 graphic chip is not supported properly.

(I could not use any 3D graphics and Open-GL well. There was one recommended driver, but when I installed it, it made my graphic even clunkier. I just gave up to use.)

4) There was a screen brightness problem, and I could fix it.

(It was too dark, and I could not control with my keyboard. I should have used “sudo setpci -s 00:02.0 F4.B=40” command in terminal. I just put this command in a script.)

5) There is a sleep/suspend/hibernation problem, and I could fix it.

(It slept well, but when it turned on again, it showed crashed screen. I should have used “pm-suspend –quirk-dpms-on” command to suspend the system. I wrote a line of code to a file in /etc/pm/config.d for a little automation. )

Cyfer, 2013/07/07 21:43

Hi.

It is not true then “Only Ubuntu 12.04 runs well.”. After installig Ubu 12.04.02 on Acer D270, screen is dark-brown. Too dark to see anything. In LIVE session everything is OK. WFT ? For begginers “best of the best of the best with honour” :D, is Linux Mint 13 Maya with XFCE environment. Keine problem mit brightness, WiFi und rest hardawre (HDMI not check). Mint MATE and Cinnamon are too slow (more then Windows 7 Starter). On my silver-white Acer D270 only Mint 13 Maya XFCE work “out of the box”. Smooth and easy. Why ? I'dont know. But it is. Sorry for my English, but i don't know this language at all ;)

owari, 2013/03/21 08:22

Hi,
I have checked several linux on this machine, most older-kernel linuxes that I have tried could use cedar-trail or cedar-view drivers and everything was fine except for playing very high quality movies in which a lag between sound and video was apparent and not any good indeed.
The only new kernel linux that was succesful on my machine was Slax 7 that has kernel 3.8.2 and runs very good, yes believe me, very good. The only linux that I had and could run such high quality movies with no sound lag was Lighthouse Puppy but there I experienced a lot of 100% CPU consumption problems, system getting down while consuming only about 70 MB of RAM, so that I guess its video improvement is trough hardware acceleration, not very good indeed. After all, that Slax can run very smoothly and nicely brings the hope that maybe one can use all the other distros as well, although maybe some modifications are necassary for them running on this machine. See for example:
http://www.slax.org/en/blog/20545-Better-Xorg-autodetection.html

Tel, 2013/01/16 02:27

Just a follow up on previous comment, I tested hibernate on Centos 6.3 and that works OK, but it's a bit slow (approx 13 seconds to wake up from cold, you could live with it).

Tested suspend to RAM and it does NOT come back from suspend (leaves a black screen).

I found the driver for the card reader, which you can download from realtek, but anyway it is in the “staging” area of the linux 3.7 series kernels:

  drivers/staging/rts_pstor listed as "RealTek PCI-E Card Reader"

So you can probably expect that to be rolling out to distros pretty soon. I've tested the one from kernel 3.7.2 and it seems to read the card OK. Still cannot boot from the flash card, the BIOS is very plain intel BIOS and most likely no one knows how to merge Realtek drivers into the intel BIOS.

I can also confirm that the xorg version 1.10 is loading the intel driver, but then it goes and loads the VESA driver, and it seems that the VESA driver is the one that you get because glxinfo shows software rendering is in operation. Looks like the xorg intel drivers are not happy with this particular chipset ?!?

Tel, 2013/01/16 00:43

I just bought one, installed Centos 6.3 with kernel 2.6.32-279.el6.i686

On the good side, the screen is nice, runs efficiently without getting hot, keyboard is a reasonable size (for a netbook) and key movement has a positive feel about it, but I dislike the flat-topped keys (everyone wants to copy Apple, even when Apple have bad ideas) because properly shaped keys remind your fingers where the center of each key is at (without looking).

Wired network is a trusty Realtek RTL8101 which works out of the box.

Sound is part of the intel N10, and works fine, speakers sound reasonable (for a netbook).

Dual-core hyperthreaded atom gives four total hardware threads, and each CPU clock automatically adjusts between 600MHz and 1600MHz as required. That's a surprisingly powerful CPU for such a low power and cheap machine.

One the bad side…

glxgears only runs 17 frames per second if you make the window fill the screen, and it maxes out the CPU, that may be more of a CentOS thing, because I know the intel graphics can do better. Would be interesting to try other distros for comparison.

The hard drive is very slow, so firefox takes about six seconds to come up when not in cache, and about two seconds to come up if you just recently shut it down. Gimp took nearly 20 seconds to come up when not in cache (about 10 seconds if you bring it up after recently closing it down). This is common on netbooks.

The wireless is Broadcom BCM4313 and Centos does not support that “out of the box”, because the 2.6 kernel drivers were under some license you had to download them from Broadcom, but they don't build against the latest 2.6 kernels and no one seems to be maintaining those drivers. On the positive side, in the 3.7 series of kernels the “brcmsmac” driver is a modern rewrite and it would seem that Broadcom are working with the kernel team at last, with those drivers going into the main kernel tree, but I tried a 3.7.2 kernel and although the driver loaded it still had some problems, I expect that stuff will be fixed before long.

You can't boot off the flash card reader, which is annoying because it is really useful to be able to use a flash card like a boot floppy, the Asus EEEPC can do it. You can boot off a USB CDROM or a USB hard drive. The card reader is on the PCI bus, it is a Realtek RTS5209 PCI Express card reader, but I have not got it working yet.

RTPDr, 2012/11/01 18:05

check out my post at LM forums

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=115623

thorx89, 2012/09/23 14:12

Hi Skotty,

was wondering if you got 3d working on mint 11. I'm using mint 12 (~ Ubuntu 12.04), 32 bit, and I managed to install the graphics proprietary drivers (→ hardware acceleration for videos), but 3d and compositioning don't work, and I'm having some issues with resuming from sleep (The system will resume, but won't present a login window. In effect, I have to restart my Xserver upon resuming, rendering all the work I save by going to sleep useless).

(With 64 bit versions, the graphics drivers won't install at all. The alpha versions of Ubuntu 12.10 and Fedora 18 won't even boot.).

(Sorry for verbosity—thought the info might help other people :))

Skotty, 2012/05/27 02:22

Hi, I'm using linux mint 11 with the acer aspire one d270 netbook. I've got it all working properly except the hdmi out and the card reader, both of which don't seem to work at all. Also so applications seem to render the bottom part of the window below the bottom end of the screen, so they are not completely visible. The hardware problems are what bug me more, if anyone know of a solution, please post it here.

Martin, 2012/07/28 23:58

try connecting the hdmi cable with the computer of, then start it when the cable is connected.
That worked with mint 13 on my d270 but it still wasnt perfect with the hdmi…

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