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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 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 ===
 
 
 
{| border="1"
 
|-
 
! 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<br>
 
or Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter
 
| Install iwlwifi-5000-ucode<br>
 
Out-of-box (kernel module ath9k)
 
|-
 
| Ethernet
 
| Attansic Technology Gigabit Ethernet
 
or Atheros Communications Device 1063
 
| Works out-of-box
 
|-
 
| Audio
 
| Built-in speakers<br>
 
Headphone Jack<br>
 
Integrated Microphone<br>
 
Microphone Jack
 
| Works<br>
 
Works<br>
 
Untested<br>
 
Untested<br>
 
|-
 
| Card Reader
 
| 5-in-1 card reader:
 
MultiMediaCard™<br>
 
Secure Digital<br>
 
Memory Stick®<br>
 
Memory Stick PRO™<br>
 
xD-Picture Card™
 
|
 
Untested<br>
 
Works<br>
 
Untested<br>
 
Works<br>
 
Untested
 
|-
 
| 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 ===
 
 
 
==== Setup the Touchpad ====
 
 
 
Make sure to install xf86-input-synaptics. If you use HAL for Xorg hotplugging it will be autoloaded. 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]
 
 
 
Kernel 2.6.36 has an annoying bug makeing the touchpad finicky. A temporary workaround[https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=871240] is:
 
 
xinput --set-prop "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" "Synaptics Two-Finger Pressure" 280
 
 
 
==== Fan Issues ====
 
 
 
If the noise is running too often or making too much noise, try installing the latest version of [http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=23686 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==
 
* [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]
 
* [https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Aspire1810TZ/Karmic Ubuntu wiki]
 
* [http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=424213 Thread post containing specs of different models]
 
* [http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=419117 Thread of tips, tricks, & tweaks]
 
* [http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=8409272 Power saving tips and tricks from Ubuntu forum]
 

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