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This page will eventually hold information to install Arch Linux on the Acer Aspire 1410. Here is the (albeit empty) forum post for discussion: http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=626296
 
This page will eventually hold information to install Arch Linux on the Acer Aspire 1410. Here is the (albeit empty) forum post for discussion: http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=626296
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This laptop is almost perfect for Linux. It has Intel chipset on motherboard (includes OpenGL 2.0-compatible video) and well-known Atheros network devices (on some models). Even special keyboard and suspend work fine.
  
 
== Summary ==
 
== Summary ==
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! Hardware
 
! Hardware
 
! Details
 
! Details
! Status
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! Driver/Status
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| HDD
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| TOSHIBA MK2555GS 250GB
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| Works
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|-
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| Screen
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| Acer® CineCrystal 11.6" WXGA (1366 x 768) high-brightness (200-nit) TFT display with 16:9 aspect ratio and LED backlight
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| Works
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|-
 
| Graphics
 
| Graphics
 
| Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
 
| Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
| Works
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| Install xf86-video-intel
 
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|-
 
| Wireless
 
| Wireless
| Intel WiFi Link 5100 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N Wireless
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| ['''8804'''] Intel WiFi Link 5100 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N Wireless<br>
| Works (install driver)
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or Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter
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| Install iwlwifi-5000-ucode<br>
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Out-of-box (kernel module ath9k)
 
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|-
 
| Ethernet
 
| Ethernet
 
| Attansic Technology Gigabit Ethernet
 
| Attansic Technology Gigabit Ethernet
| Works out of box with 2009.08 install
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or Atheros Communications Device 1063
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| Works out-of-box
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Audio
 
| Audio
| Headphones/speaker/line-out with SPDIF support and microphone ports
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| Built-in speakers<br>
Integrated microphone
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Headphone Jack<br>
| Untested
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Integrated Microphone<br>
Manual setup required, see below
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Microphone Jack
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| Works<br>
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Works<br>
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Untested<br>
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Untested<br>
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Card Reader
 
| Card Reader
| 5-in-1 card reader supports optional MultiMediaCard™, Secure Digital card, Memory Stick®, Memory Stick PRO™ or xD-Picture Card™
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| 5-in-1 card reader:
| Works (SD/MS Pro tested)
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MultiMediaCard™<br>
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Secure Digital<br>
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Memory Stick®<br>
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Memory Stick PRO™<br>
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xD-Picture Card™
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Untested<br>
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Works<br>
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Untested<br>
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Works<br>
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Works
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Webcam
 
| Webcam
 
| Chicony Electronics Co. Ltd
 
| Chicony Electronics Co. Ltd
| Works
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| Works out-of-box
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Touchpad
 
| Touchpad
 
|  
 
|  
| Works (modify Xorg.conf)
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| Install xf86-input-evdev, xf86-input-synaptics
 
|-
 
|-
 
| HDMI Out
 
| HDMI Out
 
|  
 
|  
| Untested
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| Works OOTB
 
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=== Pre-Install ===
 
=== Pre-Install ===
Before you install Arch, ensure that the SATA mode is set to "IDE" in the BIOS. This will resolve the hard drive error messages.
 
  
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If you are receiving errors booting or during the install, try setting the SATA mode to "IDE" in the BIOS. This is not necessary for all users.
This wasn't necessary for my Aspire 1410. [[ek]]
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=== During the Installation ===
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Be sure to install the necessary wireless driver (see above), "wireless_tools", and optionally "netcfg" if you would like wireless to work post-install.
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Note for beginners: connect to wifi-router directly by ethernet cable, or completely switch-off authentication. After that install Arch from network mirrors, reload and install network-manager with your preferred Desktop Environment.
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=== Post-Install ===
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==== Kernel Issues ====
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Kernel 2.6.36 and 2.6.37 often freeze the system. Make sure to upgrade to newest kernel. This also fixes issues with the touchpad.
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==== Setup the Touchpad ====
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Make sure to install xf86-input-synaptics. Don't forget to enable the touchpad with <Fn>-F7. The following threads might also be interesting: [http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=77400] [http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=77190]
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Kernel 2.6.36 has an annoying bug makeing the touchpad finicky. A temporary workaround [https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=871240] is:
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xinput --set-prop "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" "Synaptics Two-Finger Pressure" 280
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Please note that since kernel 2.6.38 the touchpad works well and no such fix is necessary.
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==== Fan Issues ====
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If the noise is running too often or making too much noise, try installing the latest version of [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=23686 acerhdf].
  
=== Package Installation ===
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==== Panel aspect ratio ====
Be sure to install "iwlwifi-5000-ucode" and "wireless_tools" (I also installed "netcfg") if you would like wireless to work post-install.
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=== Setup the Internal Microphone ===
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Default mode for this laptop is 1366x768 (widescreen). Different resolutions may look ugly because of whole-screen-stretching. To overcome this do the command from regular user:
Download the latest alsa driver from [http://www.alsa-project.org/main/index.php/Download Alsa Project Download Page].
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Untar the file
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tar -xjvf alsa-driver-1.0.22.1.tar.bz2
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Change directories
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cd alsa-driver-1.0.22
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Configure
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sh configure --prefix=/usr --with-cards=hda-intel
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Compile
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make
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Install
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sudo make install
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Reboot/reload your modules, run alsaconf and your mic should be good to go!
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xrandr --output LVDS1 --set "scaling mode" "Full aspect"
  
== Additional Links ==
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==Extra resources==
* [http://us.acer.com/acer/productv.do?LanguageISOCtxParam=en&kcond61e.c2att101=63750&sp=page16e&ctx2.c2att1=25&link=ln438e&CountryISOCtxParam=US&ctx1g.c2att92=447&ctx1.att21k=1&CRC=1346651341 Official Site]
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* [http://us.acer.com/acer/productv.do?LanguageISOCtxParam=en&kcond61e.c2att101=63750&sp=page16e&ctx2.c2att1=25&link=ln438e&CountryISOCtxParam=US&ctx1g.c2att92=447&ctx1.att21k=1&CRC=1346651341 Official US site]
 
* [http://www.linlap.com/wiki/acer+aspire+1410 Linux Laptop]
 
* [http://www.linlap.com/wiki/acer+aspire+1410 Linux Laptop]
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* [https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Aspire1810TZ/Karmic Ubuntu wiki]
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* [http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=424213 Thread post containing specs of different models]
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* [http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=419117 Thread of tips, tricks, & tweaks]
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* [http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=8409272 Power saving tips and tricks from Ubuntu forum]

Revision as of 12:30, 23 April 2012

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Notes: please use the first argument of the template to provide more detailed indications. (Discuss in Talk:Acer Aspire 1410#)

This page will eventually hold information to install Arch Linux on the Acer Aspire 1410. Here is the (albeit empty) forum post for discussion: http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=626296

This laptop is almost perfect for Linux. It has Intel chipset on motherboard (includes OpenGL 2.0-compatible video) and well-known Atheros network devices (on some models). Even special keyboard and suspend work fine.

Summary

Specifications

Hardware Details Driver/Status
Graphics Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD Install xf86-video-intel
Wireless [8804] Intel WiFi Link 5100 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N Wireless

or Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter

Install iwlwifi-5000-ucode

Out-of-box (kernel module ath9k)

Ethernet Attansic Technology Gigabit Ethernet

or Atheros Communications Device 1063

Works out-of-box
Audio Built-in speakers

Headphone Jack
Integrated Microphone
Microphone Jack

Works

Works
Untested
Untested

Card Reader 5-in-1 card reader:

MultiMediaCard™
Secure Digital
Memory Stick®
Memory Stick PRO™
xD-Picture Card™

Untested
Works
Untested
Works
Works

Webcam Chicony Electronics Co. Ltd Works out-of-box
Touchpad Install xf86-input-evdev, xf86-input-synaptics
HDMI Out Works OOTB

Installing Arch

Pre-Install

If you are receiving errors booting or during the install, try setting the SATA mode to "IDE" in the BIOS. This is not necessary for all users.

During the Installation

Be sure to install the necessary wireless driver (see above), "wireless_tools", and optionally "netcfg" if you would like wireless to work post-install.

Note for beginners: connect to wifi-router directly by ethernet cable, or completely switch-off authentication. After that install Arch from network mirrors, reload and install network-manager with your preferred Desktop Environment.

Post-Install

Kernel Issues

Kernel 2.6.36 and 2.6.37 often freeze the system. Make sure to upgrade to newest kernel. This also fixes issues with the touchpad.

Setup the Touchpad

Make sure to install xf86-input-synaptics. Don't forget to enable the touchpad with <Fn>-F7. The following threads might also be interesting: [1] [2]

Kernel 2.6.36 has an annoying bug makeing the touchpad finicky. A temporary workaround [3] is:

xinput --set-prop "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" "Synaptics Two-Finger Pressure" 280

Please note that since kernel 2.6.38 the touchpad works well and no such fix is necessary.

Fan Issues

If the noise is running too often or making too much noise, try installing the latest version of acerhdf.

Panel aspect ratio

Default mode for this laptop is 1366x768 (widescreen). Different resolutions may look ugly because of whole-screen-stretching. To overcome this do the command from regular user:

xrandr --output LVDS1 --set "scaling mode" "Full aspect"

Extra resources