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
|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
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)|
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.
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-188.8.131.52.tar.bz2
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 following threads might also be interesting: