Acer Aspire v5-171

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Introduction

This netbook is well supported by arch.


Hardware

   00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller (rev 09)
   00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
   00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI Host Controller (rev 04)
   00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
   00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04)
   00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
   00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev c4)
   00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev c4)
   00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev c4)
   00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04)
   00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM77 Express Chipset LPC Controller (rev 04)
   00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 04)
   00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04)
   03:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR9462 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
   04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM57785 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (rev 10)
   04:00.1 SD Host controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM57765 Memory Card Reader (rev 10)


Networking

  • wifi and ethernet work perfectly.

Xorg

The touchpad works out of the box. However, you may want to uncomment the line Option "AreaBottomEdge", in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf.

You may also want to lock the touchpad while typing. Run

   syndaemon -k -i 2 -d


Special keys

  • Volume keys work once volumeicon is installed.
  • Brightness: In /etc/default/grub, add "acpi_osi=Linux acpi_backlight=vendor" in GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX.
  • wifi: ok
  • touchpad lock: ok
  • turn on/off screen: ok.