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This is a guide to running Linux with the Acer TravelMate 4200-4202WLMI laptop. This is a lower end laptop which works very well with Linux.
This guide is intended to provide you details on how well this laptop works with Linux and which modules you need to configure. For details on how to actually install and configure the required modules have a look at our guides section for distribution specific instructions.
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|Name||Acer TravelMate 4200-4202WLMI|
|Processor||Intel Core Duo T2300E 1.66GHz|
|Graphics||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950|
|Network||10/100 Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless|
|Other||4 x USB2.0|
|Sound||Yes||Use the snd-hda-intel module|
|Wireless||Yes||Use ipw3945 module|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
Since the native screen resolution of this notebook is 1280×800, Xorg may have issues in displaying the correct resolution. To get it working properly you will need to use the 915resolution utility. More information is available on our Configuring the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 & 950 guide.
No issues with getting the Acer TravelMate 4200 working when used with an up to date Linux distribution. You should use a Linux distribution with at least kernel version 2.6.16, such as Fedora Core 5 or Ubuntu 6.06.