It's my first wiki page here so please don't be cruel :)
--Admiral0 08:35, 29 June 2010 (EDT)
'wifi' and 'issues' suggestions
i, too, have an acer aspire 4820TG, but my model has no atheros but a broadcom wifi-card(the appropriate module is 'wl', the package 'broadcom-wl'). therefore a clean install has neither ethernet nor wifi working out of the box(and there is no possibilty to get it to work without another computer, as the needed packages are not on the core-install-medium, i think). i assume some people might get confused as of why their cards dont work while this article says using the ath9k module does work.
concerning the 'patch' part: maybe 'apply this patch' is not quite enough. a link to a tutorial on how and what exactly to patch using just the given text would be quite nice(i myself have absolutely no clue. i've never needed to apply any patch up till now, but knowing what to do would be nice, the info i found so far in all the tutorials is not so great to learn from scratch, but ill continue to look for something i understand).
Wifi issues and kernel
I thought all models had atheros card, could you add a section about broadcom card? Are you sure wl is needed? maybe you just need firmware?
I'll add a pkgbuild in aur with a patched git and arch kernel.
Take a look here b43 Driver
--Admiral0 06:48, 31 July 2010 (EDT)
broadcom wireless + atheros ethernet
This is my first post to a wiki ever so don't be too harsh.
I have Acer TimelineX 3820TG. So I was faced with the problem of neither having Ethernet nor wireless on the fresh install. I think I can contribute to the broadcom + atheros problem. So here it is :
First a litle info about the cards lspci : 03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications AR8151 v1.0 Gigabit Ethernet (rev c0) 05:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation Device 4357 (rev 01)
The solution that I found (with some help from ppl in the forums) is :
1.Install Arch. 2.Download from the packages section in archlinux.org : -kernel >= 2.6.34 (it fixes the atl1c instability) -linux-firmware (from dependencies of kernel) 3. Boot to the fresh install and install packages with "pacman -U <package name>" 4.Reboot and you have ethernet :) 5.Get the broadcom_wl driver from the AUR and install.
I hope that this helps. You might want to add it to the wiki, so feel free to edit. Cheers :)