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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire TimelineUltra M5-581T-6594 laptop. If you have the Acer Aspire TimelineUltra M5-581T-6594 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 TimelineUltra M5-581T-6594|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-3317M (dual-core, 1.7 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.6 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache)|
1366 x 768 pixels (HD), 16:9 aspect ratio
100 ppi pixel density
Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
LED backlight & CineCrystal technology
|RAM||Up to 6 GB|
|HDD||500 GB 5400 rpm HDD
20 GB SSD (Hybrid)
|Optical Drive||8X DVDRW DL|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics 4000|
|Network||Gigabit Ethernet(RJ-45 port)
Broadcom 43228 802.11 a/g/n
|Optical Drive||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
|Serial Port||Not Tested|
|TouchPad||Works||See note below for installation under Ubuntu|
You can enter any specific notes with running Linux on the Acer Aspire TimelineUltra M5-581T-6594 here.
Enabling Palm Detection on Elantech Touchpads
Under Ubuntu 12.10, synclient detects the touchpad and it works properly, but by default palm detection is disabled. In order to make it work, simply append the following lines to /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf:
# Enable palm detection on Elantech Touchpads # for Acer M581T Section "InputClass" Identifier "Enable palm detection on Elantech touchpads" MatchProduct "ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad" Option "PalmDetect" "1" Option "PalmMinWidth" "5" Option "AreaLeftEdge" "150" Option "FingerHigh" "20" EndSection
The last two parameters (AreaLeftEdge and FingerHigh) are optional, but are recommended as they move the left usable edge of the trackpad slightly to the right (more comfortable when typing) and increase the minimum pressure required to move the cursor (default sensitivity is way too high).
Making the Backlight Keys Work
Edit /etc/defaults/grub to be the following:
# If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update # /boot/grub/grub.cfg. # For full documentation of the options in this file, see: # info -f grub -n 'Simple configuration' GRUB_DEFAULT=0 #GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true GRUB_TIMEOUT=10 GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian` GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="quiet splash acpi_osi=Linux acpi_backlight=vendor" # Uncomment to enable BadRAM filtering, modify to suit your needs # This works with Linux (no patch required) and with any kernel that obtains # the memory map information from GRUB (GNU Mach, kernel of FreeBSD ...) #GRUB_BADRAM="0x01234567,0xfefefefe,0x89abcdef,0xefefefef" # Uncomment to disable graphical terminal (grub-pc only) #GRUB_TERMINAL=console # The resolution used on graphical terminal # note that you can use only modes which your graphic card supports via VBE # you can see them in real GRUB with the command `vbeinfo' #GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480 # Uncomment if you don't want GRUB to pass "root=UUID=xxx" parameter to Linux #GRUB_DISABLE_LINUX_UUID=true # Uncomment to disable generation of recovery mode menu entries #GRUB_DISABLE_RECOVERY="true" # Uncomment to get a beep at grub start #GRUB_INIT_TUNE="480 440 1"