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This is a guide to running Linux with the Acer Extensa 4220 laptop.
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|Name||Acer Extensa 4220|
|Screen||14.1” WXGA Widescreen|
|RAM||1GB to 2GB|
|Graphics||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100|
|Network||Ethernet, Acer InviLink 802.11bg|
|Screen||Working with Suse 11 not 10 some issues|
|HDD||Working with Suse 11 not 10|
|Optical Drive||Working with Suse 11 not 10|
|Wireless||Driver Problems So far.|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
Tried installing SUSE 10. Needed external DVD and HDD to do so. Internal controller for both not recognised. Works as far as tested with external drives. Screen resolution Difficult to set.
(Open)Suse 11.0 installed OK from “Linux Format” disk. Work better with YAST to set screen up.
So far I would say a reasonably up-to-date Distirbution has a fair chance of working., however I'm not sure if I will be able to get my Kylix Application working.
WiFi: If you're having issues with WiFi then this simple command should fix all from the Terminal.
sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer
sudo modprobe b43