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Model List

Model version Arch Linux
install CD version
Hardware support Remarks
Video Sound Ethernet Wireless Bluetooth Power management Modem Other
TravelMate 2413NLC Gimmick 0.7.2 Intel GMA 915 driver: i810 Intel 82801FB with internal microphone OK -- -- Suspend to RAM: Yes
Disk: Yes
Battery: Yes
CPU frequency scaling: Yes
untested Hot keys: untest
Aspire 5100-3825 0.8 (Voodoo) ATI Radeon Xpress 1100 Intel RealTek Atheros n/a untested Hot keys: untested
Aspire 1501LMi 0.9 (Don't panic) ATI Radeon 9600: HW acceleration only with proprietary driver VIA: OK Broadcom: OK untested none Suspend to RAM: ??
Disk: Yes
Battery: Yes
CPU frequency scaling: Yes
untested Hot keys: untested
Travelmate 6292 Core Dump,
Overlord
Intel x3100: HW acceleration with Intel's open-source driver, ~1100 FPS in the glxgears Intel HDA: OK (model=acer) Broadcom BCM5787M: OK Intel iwl4965: OK Broadcom: OK Suspend to RAM: ??
Disk: Ok
Battery: Yes
CPU frequency scaling: Yes
untested Hot keys: untested
FireWire (Texas Instruments) TSB43AB23: OK(?)
FireWire detects well but I haven't tested it yet
Aspire 5024 0.7.2 ATI Radeon X700
Runs Compiz on both fglrx (catalystAUR) >= 8.02 and radeon driver
AC97: OK Realtek: OK Broadcom 4318
Needs acer_apci + firmware or ndiswrapper driver
N/A Battery: Yes
Suspend: Video and Wi-Fi problems
CPU frequency scaling: powernow-k8 driver
untested KeyTouch works for hot keys
Volume control, etc.
Aspire 7720 2009.02 Intel i965 ALC268: working OK Broadcom BCM5787M (tg3): OK Intel 3945: Needs microcode Detected, works Battery: Yes
Suspend: Seems to work ok
Hibernation: still flaky (often hangs in the middle of restoring)
With linuxant drivers, might work Web cam driver: uvcvideo; card reader: only SD cards seem to work; special keys (Acer Arcade, direct access to browser/mail) seem to not work; volume knob at the side is seen as a multimedia key. FireWire seems to be recognized, untested. For 64-bit, update BIOS to fix ACPI and wireless problems.
Aspire 7730 2009.08 i686 & x64 Intel Mobile 4 Series
i810
Autoconfiguration works. Compiz OK, with indirect rendering.
ALC888
Playback & internal microphone: OK; microphone input socket: not tested
options snd-hda-intel model=laptop added to /etc/modprobe.d/sound.conf to get headphone output working
OK OK, with iwlagn None Suspend to RAM: OK
Suspend to disk crashes on i686, OK on x86_64
CPU frequency scaling: OK
(using cpufreq)
Untested Hot keys: OK
Web cam: OK
HDMI: untested
Card reader: untested
Problem booting install CD
Solved with ln -sf /dev/sr0 /dev/archiso at ramfs
TravelMate 8371G (TM8371G-944G32n) 2010.05 x86-64 Intel GM45, works with i915. Radeon HD 4330 listed but cannot switch to it. OK OK, works with r8169 OK, works with iwlagn OK, works with btusb s2ram works (see remarks), s2disk works, CPU scaling works, no fan control No modem Web cam works with uvcvideo.
Card reader works.
Fingerprint reader does not seem to have a driver!
Suspend to RAM only works with the i8042.reset=1 kernel parameter. Otherwise, it fails to wake up, and ends up rebooting itself uncleanly!
Generally, this Acer seems to work quite well with Arch Linux :-)
Aspire 4935 2009.08 x64 Nvidia Geforce 9300M GS OK, Intel HDA OK OK Untested Suspend to RAM: OK
Suspend to disk: OK
Frequency scaling: OK
(using cpufreq)
Untested Hot keys: OK
Audio touch panel NOT working
Web cam: OK
HDMI: OK
By "audio touch panel" I mean the illuminated plastic hot key touch panel on the right-hand side of the keyboard.
AspireOne D255e Archboot 2010.12-1 Intel GMA 3150 OK OK, Atheros 8132 worked only with latest Archboot not official images OK, Broadcom worked only with latest Archboot not official images Untested Untested Untested Hot keys: OK
Synaptic Touchpad: OK
Aspire 2920Z 2009.2 Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller OK, Intel Corporation 82801H OK, Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5787M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express OK, Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN n/a Suspend to RAM: OK.
Suspend to disk: OK.
CPU frequency scaling: untested
Untested Hot keys: web, mail, and wireless work. Blue e on the left: not working
Synaptic touchpad: OK
Not everything worked fine on fresh installation. Requires some work.