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|Name||Acer Aspire V3-551|
|Processor||AMD A-Series quad-core processor A10-4600M (4 MB L2 cache, 2.30 GHz with Turbo CORE Technology up to 3.20 GHz)
A8-4500M (4 MB L2 cache, 1.90 GHz with Turbo CORE Technology up to 2.80 GHz)
A6-4400M (1 MB L2 cache, 3.20 GHz with Turbo CORE Technology up to 2.70 GHz)
AMD A-Series dual-core processor A4-4300M (1 MB L2 cache, 3.00 GHz with Turbo CORE Technology up to 2.50 GHz)
|Screen||15.6“ HD 1366 x 768 resolution, high-brightness (200-nit) Acer CineCrystal LED-backlit TFT LCD|
|RAM||Up to 8 GB|
|HDD||320/500/640/750 GB or larger(depending on model)|
|Optical Drive||4X Blu-ray Disc / DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive
8X DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive
|Graphics||AMD Radeon HD 7660G
AMD Radeon HD 7640G
AMD Radeon HD 7520G
AMD Radeon HD 7420G
|Network||RJ-45 port,Gigabit Ethernet
Acer InviLink Nplify 802.11b/g/n
Acer InviLink 802.11b/g
|Graphics Chip||Yes||Catalyst proprietary driver|
|VGA Out||Not Tested|
|HDMI Out||Not Tested|
|Sound||Yes||on Bodhi Linux with Pulseaudio, could not get it to work with ALSA alone|
|Microphone-In Port||Not Tested|
|Bluetooth||Yes||Works since ubuntu 13.04, on Bodhi works after sudo apt-get install blueman|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
|Webcam||Yes||Quality is quite poor|
|TouchPad||Yes||Sometimes gets out of sync 1)|
|Suspend/Resume||Maybe||Screens stays black when the AMD Cataclyst ™ driver enabled|
For me, it only booted after grub install on separate boot partition at the beginning of the disk.
On first boot from HDD, ABSOLUTELY needs nomodeset boot option, otherwise garbled screen.
No need for nomodeset after catalyst driver installed. To make screen brightness adjustable, add
acpi_osi=Linux to /etc/default/grub after quiet splash and run sudo update-grub. On Bodhi 2.3, could only get sound to work after installing pulseaudio AND pavucontrol packages, could not get sound from speakers with ALSA alone (Ubuntu already has pulseaudio).
Everything works very well now, but installation with Bodhi was moderately tricky, it might be a little easier with Ubuntu or Opensuse, etc
rmmod psmouse; modprobe psmouse