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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire S7-191 laptop. If you have the Acer Aspire S7-191 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 S7-191|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-3317U 1.70 GHz|
|Screen||11.6” 1920×1080 Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 4GB|
|HDD||Up to 128GB|
|Graphics||Intel HD 4000|
Atheros MD222 IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
|Touch Screen||Works||kernel v3.8 + Xorg server 7.7, kernel 3.9|
|Backlight||Partial||can adjust via hotkey, not via gnome. with acpi_brightness=vendor, contrariwise|
|HDD||Works||dmraid + kpartx|
|Graphics Chip||Works||v3.8 and 3.9. Fails on 3.10-3.12 see notes|
|HDMI Out||Works||kernel v3.8, v3.9|
|Sound||Works||kernel v3.8, v3.9|
|Touch Pad||Works||kernel v3.8, v3.9|
Need a newer kernel to work properly, at least v3.8. If you want to dual boot Windows, you need setup RAID in initrd. Dmraid + kpartx in initrd works.
Kernel 3.9 also works. 3.10-3.12 don't work with the Intel HD 4000 Graphics. The bug-fix is scheduled for 3.13 and should be back-ported not long after that releases (ML)
To get the best battery duration use powertop, powertop2tuned and tuned-adm to adjust the system.
Without tuning I was getting only ~2 hours on the internal battery. Setting all the tunables “good” increased the life to nearly the advertised 4 hours.
The EFI boot seems to come on so fast that alternate media don't have time to power up and initialize. I had to switch to Legacy BIOS to reliably boot from USB CDROM, SD card or memory stick. I can't see any penalty though. (ML)
You really need to tune the power usage with powertop. powertop2tuned doesn't work at the moment so you need to reset them on each reboot until that's fixed and the power profile can be made persistant. (ML)
I normally swap the ctrl and capslock keys first thing on a new laptop. The placement of the small capslock key next to the ~ on the far left makes reaching the capslock(ctrl) key a pain. (ML)
Almost everything except RAID SSD works out of box.
I don't have any problem with the RAID (0) SSD, but I'm not dual booting. (ML)
ML = markllama