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Acer Aspire Timeline 3810T

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire Timeline 3810T laptop.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Acer Aspire Timeline 3810T. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Acer Aspire Timeline 3810T page on LapWik.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Acer Aspire Timeline 3810T specifications page.

NameAcer Aspire Timeline 3810T
ProcessorIntel® Centrino® mobile processor technology, featuring Intel® Core™2 Solo processor with 3 MB L2 cache
Screen13.3” 1366 x 768 Widescreen
RAMUp to 4GB
HDDUp to 500GB
Optical DriveNone
GraphicsIntel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5100 (dual-band quad-mode 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N)

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorOK
ScreenOK
HDDOKSATA MODE
GraphicsOKINTEL GMA 4500MHD
SoundOK
EthernetOKATHEROS GIGABIT
WirelessOKINTEL 5100 VERSION
BluetoothOK
ModemNot TestedNO BUILT-IN MODEM IN 3810T
USBOK
Card ReaderOK
WebcamOK

Notes

tested with latest Sidux i686 (not RC kernel), workable from the box (except wi-fi - lwiwifi package required).

Summary

You can enter a summary of how well the Acer Aspire Timeline 3810T works with Linux here.

Author(s)

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Discussion

anonym, 2009/11/10 03:38

gnewsense 2.3 DeltaH liveCD works perfectly with ethernet access.

For wifi, get microcode iwlwifi-5000-ucode-5.4.A.11.tar.gz from http://intellinuxwireless.org/ and put in /lib/firmware

the default cpu throttling did not work correctly, I installed cpufreqd to solve problem.

i couldn't get totem player to work however. So I downloaded the mplayer source and compiled it with gui enabled (./configure –enable-gui) with no problem (after installing cpufreqd). I had to add “vesafb:mtrr,ywrap vga=ask” to grub to have ”/dev/fb0”. Play videos with 'mplayer -vo x11'

anonym, 2009/11/10 04:56

the brightness buttons display the brightness but does not change it. to fix this, add the following code:

SET_BRIGHTNESS=`cat /proc/acpi/video/VGA/LCD/brightness | grep current: | cut -d' ' -f2`
setpci -s `lspci | grep VGA | cut -d' ' -f1` F4.B=$SET_BRIGHTNESS

at the bottom of the following files:
/etc/acpi/video_brightnessup.sh
/etc/acpi/video_brightnessdown.sh

and everything should work fine.

Albert, 2009/09/14 09:15

There is a help page for Ubuntu support on this laptop here:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AspireTimeline

And a launchpad group for the Acer Timeline series with a very large community, including a mailing list here:
https://launchpad.net/~acertimeline

ibrar, 2009/08/28 10:29

Aspire Timeline 3810T (Dos based) it support windows vista 64bit or not?

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