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Acer TravelMate 8471G

Introduction

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Acer TravelMate 8471G specifications page.

NameAcer TravelMate 8471G
ProcessorIntel Core2 Duo Processor: 3MB On-Die L2 Cache
Screen14” WXGA (1366 x 768)
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330
RAMUp to 8GB
HDDUnknown
Optical DriveDVD Super Multi
Network10/100/1000
Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5100

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorNot Tested
ScreenNot Tested
HDDNot Tested
Optical DriveNot Tested
GraphicsNot Tested
SoundNot Tested
EthernetNot Tested
WirelessNot Tested
BluetoothNot Tested
ModemNot Tested
USBNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested

Notes

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Summary

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Discussion

dani, 2009/12/26 15:20

Hi,

I've got one of these and still have LOTS of questions about how to make my Ubuntu work smoothly.

1. Battery Power.
The fan is ALWAYS ON, even if I don't use any apps. So, instead of the promised 8 hours I only get 3 hours of battery life :-(
Tried all the powertop hints. Maybe I have to switch to that internal graphics card?

2. Suspend.
Latest Bios installed, however just suspend/resume does not work.

3. Boot.
Sometimes the GRUB freezes after a few seconds instead of continuing the countdown. So, I have to always hit the Enter Key when the boot menu pops up.

4. Network Manager
The ubuntu/Gnome Networkmanager drives me crazy. I can not edit configurations - it asks me for a password but then still tells me I have not enough privileges!? Why can't it just connect my 3G stick automatically? And what's that stupid keyring??

Great to get some advice from you people who have figured out some of these problems!
daniel

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