Submit a Laptop

If you are running Linux on a laptop not already on this website we encourage you to submit your laptop here. There are two methods of submitting your laptop, via e-mail or create the page yourself.

Method 1 - Submit a laptop via e-mail

The easiest method of submitting a laptop is simply by sending the details via e-mail to When submitting your laptop please provide as much of the details below as possible.

Your name and if you would like us to publish it on the website.
Your e-mail address and if you would like us to publish it on the website.

The model of laptop and part number.
The specifications of the laptop, such as the processor, screen size, ram, hdd, optical drive, graphics chip, networking options, usb, firewire and misc hardware.

The distribution of Linux you tested.

The Linux compatibility of the components in the laptop. Please specify if it works, doesn't work or you haven't tested it. You should provide details for at least the following where applicable:
Optical Drive
56K Modem

Please provide any details of anything that you needed to do to get the laptop or its components working under Linux. Typical details to include is anything you needed to do to get Linux installed, to get certain hardware on the laptop working and/or to get the Linux installation stable. Also include any details on non-working hardware if possible. If everything worked with just the standard install of your Linux distribution of choice please just state that no extra configuration was needed.

Your overall conclusion of this laptop.

After you submit your laptop we will then publish the details as soon as we can.

Method 2 - Create a page yourself

To submit your laptop you may also like to create the page yourself. This way you can provide the details exactly how you want it. Before creating a new page you should first check to see if your laptop is already included in our list and if so edit that page instead.

First, if you haven't done so already, you can register to create and edit pages here. To register click on the register link. While not required, registering will open up extra wiki options for you to use and will also provide the ability for you to be notified when a wiki pages is edited.

Next move to the laptop page. If your laptop manufacturer is already on this list then click on the link. Otherwise you can edit this page, add your manufacturer to the list and save. You should now see your manufacturer listed in red, click on this.

Edit this page, add your laptop to the page and click save. Please make sure you insert the laptop in a way to maintain the alphabetical order of the list. You should now see your laptop in red, click on this.

Now copy and paste the below template into the edit box. While you do not have to use this template, for consistency throughout this website we highly recommend that you do. You should at least use its layout style.

You can now edit the details in the template to suit your laptop. Feel free to add or remove sections of the template for your laptop.

After you are done you can preview your work and click save to submit the page to the website.

Copy and paste the template below

====== Acer TravelMate B115-M ======
===== Introduction =====
This is a guide to running Linux with the Acer Travelmate B115 laptop.
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 [[Installation Guide|our guides]] section for distribution specific instructions.
===== Editing This Page =====
If you would like to edit this page please first view our [[Editing Guidelines]].
===== Specifications =====
|Name|TravelMate B115-M|
|Processor|Intel Pentium N3540 64Bit 4cores max. 2,16Ghz|
|Screen|12" 1366x768 noneglare|
|HDD|Seagate SATA 500GB|
|Optical Drive|n.a.|
|Graphics|Intel ValleyView Gen7|
|Network|GigaBit Ethernet, Intel 7260 Wireless, Bluetooth)|
===== Linux Compatibility =====
|Optical Drive|-|n.a.|
|Graphics Chip|Yes|-|
|VGA Out|n.a.|-|
|DVI Port|n.a.|-|
|HDMI Port|Yes|-|
|Touch Screen|n.a.|-|
|Bulti-in Microphone|Not Tested|-|
|Headphone Jack|Not Tested|-|
|Microphone Jack|n.a.|-|
|Wireless|Yes|see below|
|USB|Yes|2xUSB 2.0,1xUSB 3.0|
|Card Reader|Yes|-|
|ExpressCard Slot|n.a.|-|
|Fingerprint Reader|n.a.|-|
|Smart Card Reader|n.a.|-|
|Docking Station|n.a.|-|
|Touch Pad|Yes|tapping too sensitive, not adjustable|
|Track Point|n.a.|-|
|Fingerprint Reader|n.a.|-|
===== Notes =====
Good, performant and silent unit (no fan), Battery duty cycle > 7h (medium brightness,~30% WiFi on), 
short charging time 50% ~1h 
===== Summary =====
A.m. with Xubuntu 14.04.2 and MintXfce Rebecca 64 bit EFI installation (secureboot disabled),
Broadcom Wireless Card replaced with a.m. Intel type to avoid driver problems. 
Replacing is easy and takes about 15'. The B115 can easyly be opened, replacing 
the SATA disk with a SSID unit should be no problem. The note(net)book was bought without OS.
Fn keys: sound works, brightness works with BootOption
'GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi_backlight=vendor"'(not with Mint), 
WiFi on/off doesn't work but can easyly be replaced with 'rfkill' commands. 
Brightness keys under MintXfce Rebecca can comfortably be replaced with 
Xfce brightness plugin for the panel.
If someone should find a solution for the noneworking Fn keys, please add a hint here.

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