Acer Aspire v7 582pg

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cbusse 2014/03/23 19:53

Introduction

Ultrabook bought in august 2013. Experience based on ubuntu 13.04, secure boot enabled.

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Specifications

NameAcer Aspire V7-582PG
ProcessorIntel Core i7-4500U
Screen15.6inch Full HD (1920×1080)
RAM8GB up to 12GB
HDD500GB
SSD24GB
Optical DriveNone
GraphicsNvidia Optimus, Geforce GT 750m and Intel HD
NetworkEthernet, Wireless, Bluetooth all available

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
HDDYes
SSDYesit´s sold as a hdd cache in manual but actually it´s a normal msata/ssd that can be partitioned and used like the user wishes
Graphics ChipWorks after a bit of hackingfollow instructions at Acer Aspire V7-482PG-9882
VGA OutYesAdapter from mini displayport supplied
HDMI PortYes
DisplayPortYesminiport, tested with conversion adapter to vga
Touch ScreenYes
SoundYes
Bulti-in MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone JackNot Tested
Microphone JackNot Tested
EthernetYes
WirelessYesworks with kernel >=3.11
BluetoothNot Testedis detected and could be used in ubuntu just too lazy to test
USBYesSome error messages when booting from stick, but still boots,my best guess is that the errors come from the touch screen,norml sticks simply work as do hdd's
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamYesTested with dev build of ubuntu saucy 8/10/2013
Touch PadYes
Suspend/ResumeNot Tested

Notes

Weight of the notebook is 2290g(2260g with hdd replacced for ssd).
As noted at graphics chip i have some problem:

Ubuntu boots with kernel options “nomodeset, noload=ehci-hcd noload=xhci-hcd” from stick.

Live System boots into text console,maybe someone can give me a hint how to start x or unity with the live filesystem?
ok, solution i found was to start install image (not live)

then switch to console 1 (ctrl alt f1)
then set display variable and start unity as root:

export DISPLAY=:1
sudo unity

now you have the possibility to start a shell and try some stuff, with secure boot you need ubuntu boot repair Ubuntu boot Repair, most modern Version, ubuntu saucy installs flawless with secure boot but still needs the kernel boot params from above, to run X after install you need to boot into text mode og in and copy /etc/X11/xorg.conf.failsafe to xorg.conf and change config from vesa to fbdev, then reboot into x.

For me it worked, i have a secure boot enabled ubuntu and windows 8 side by side now on my notebook.

kernel 3.11 and up needed for wlan, works fine.

If you want to extend the memory to 12gb make sure that you follow acer's recommendation and either buy the kingston or the hynix 8gb sodimm 1600mhz memory, i've tried corsair 1333 mhz without success and bought a hynix now which works fine!

Summary

Adventure is finished.

Please follow steps for Acer Aspire V7-482PG-9882 to get the nvidia optimus working.
Signed Versions of the kernel 3.12 can be found at http://packages.ubuntu.com/de/trusty/linux-signed-image-generic.

Machine itself is very nice and compact. Feel free to send a mail if there are questions.

Additional notes:
  • to enable the backlight at boot supply kernel parameter “acpi_backlight=vendor” at boot time.

Discussion

pageauthor, 2013/11/12 19:27

Thank you too!!!

those were the missing steps for this beast, too!!

aka gfx now fully working here!

Greg Michlec, 2013/11/11 00:26

Hey - Thanks for your notes! very helpful! I just posted my setup for the similar v7-482pg-9884, they may be useful to to folks with the 582. http://www.linlap.com/acer_aspire_v7-482pg-9884

ryuanlu, 2013/10/04 15:21

See this thread for “NVRM: failed to copy vbios to system memory.”

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1222838

pageauthor, 2013/10/05 21:01

Many thanks for the link. Will follow the thread.
I hope that ubuntu saucy will include kernel 3.12 or at least the needed acpi patch soon.

pageauthor, 2013/08/31 23:19

If someone could point me to information how to sign your own kernel, that would be nice.

pageauthor, 2013/09/06 22:53

ok solved/found myself.

kernel packages for ubuntu saucy can be found with the usual search engines and are compatible with ubuntu raring!

pageauthor, 2013/10/08 20:08

though question is still there, could use hints how to sign a custom kernel 3.12 to test gfx with proprietary driver.

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