Acer Aspire 1410

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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:



Hardware Details Status
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


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


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.

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-

Change directories

cd alsa-driver-1.0.22


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




sudo make install

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

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 follwing threads might also be interesting: [1] [2]

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