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=== Pre-Install ===
 
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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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This wasn't necessary for my Aspire 1410. -- ek
  
 
=== Package Installation ===
 
=== Package Installation ===

Revision as of 10:48, 19 February 2010

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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

Summary

Specifications

Hardware Details Status
HDD TOSHIBA MK2555GS 250GB Works
Screen Acer® CineCrystal 11.6" WXGA (1366 x 768) high-brightness (200-nit) TFT display with 16:9 aspect ratio and LED backlight Works
Graphics Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD Works
Wireless Intel WiFi Link 5100 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N Wireless Works (install driver)
Ethernet Attansic Technology Gigabit Ethernet Works out of box with 2009.08 install
Audio Headphones/speaker/line-out with SPDIF support and microphone ports

Integrated microphone

Untested

Manual setup required, see below

Card Reader 5-in-1 card reader supports optional MultiMediaCard™, Secure Digital card, Memory Stick®, Memory Stick PRO™ or xD-Picture Card™ Works (SD/MS Pro tested)
Webcam Chicony Electronics Co. Ltd Works
Touchpad Works (modify Xorg.conf)
HDMI Out Untested

Installing Arch

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.


This wasn't necessary for my Aspire 1410. -- ek

Package Installation

Be sure to install "iwlwifi-5000-ucode" and "wireless_tools" (I also installed "netcfg") if you would like wireless to work post-install.

Setup the Internal Microphone

Download the latest alsa driver from Alsa Project Download Page. Untar the file

tar -xjvf alsa-driver-1.0.22.1.tar.bz2

Change directories

cd alsa-driver-1.0.22

Configure

sh configure --prefix=/usr --with-cards=hda-intel

Compile

make

Install

sudo make install

Reboot/reload your modules, run alsaconf and your mic should be good to go!

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