Acer Aspire 2930

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Hardware

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5800 This can vary based on exact model

Video: Intel Corporation GM45 Chipset

Audio: Intel Coporation 82801I HD Audio Controller

Wired NIC: Realtek RTL8111/8168B

Wireless NIC: Intel Corporation Wireless Wifi Link 5100

Ethernet

Should work out of the box

Wireless

See Wireless network configuration#iwlwifi.

Xorg

See Xorg and Intel graphics.

Sound

PulseAudio did the job admirably for me getting the sound working.

External speakers will work after configuration, however headphone and microphone jacks need one additional fix

/etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf
options snd-hda-intel model=acer position_fix=1 enable=yes

Card Reader

Seemed to work with no additional configuration.

Webcam

Worked with no additional configuration.

ACPI

Worked with no additional configuration

Touchpad

Works after synaptics is installed. For touchpad taps follow configuration instructions copying /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/