Installing Linux on a Acer Travelmate 420 DLC

(Linux is also known to work on a TM 422lc and 426 lc )

Bild des TM 420

First of all, some technical Data and quick status overview:

Processor Intel Celeron 1700
Harddisk IC25N020ATCS04-0 20 GB standard IDE device, hda
Combo CD-RW/DVD QSI CD-RW/DVD-ROM SBW-161 works with SCSI Emu (hdc=ide-scsi), DMA Mode enabled with hdparm (SuSE is not doing this by default). watching DVDs with xine or videolan worked burning worked, too
Graphics ATI Radeon LW - 32 Mb Ram, AGP works with xfree-4.2 (and 4.3), DRI needed for 3D (xf86_glx). Use the radeon module.
Display TFT, 15 '' unknown, works selected as standard LCD, 1024x768
Network 82801CAM (ICH3) PRO/100 VE (LOM) works with Intels e100 module, as well as with eepro100
PCMCIA o2micro bridge i've put my orinoco WLan Card into it, and it got detected via hotplug (pcmcia_core,ds, yenta_socket with kernel pcmcia), WLan worked, too
untested yet by myself, others report that it works from skratch.
Sound 82801CA/CAM AC 97 Audio works with alsa (intel8x0), also with i810_audio
Memory 256 MB DDR (shipped)
USB 82801CA/CAM USB the Controler is present, tested it with my USB MMC reader (the build-in is not working yet). An external USB mouse does its job, too.
IEEE1394 TSB43AB22/A IEEE - 1394a I have a report (see Updates), that it works
Battery 6300 mAh, LiON, Sanyo should hold 2 - 2,5 h
SD, MMC, MemoryStick Reader Winbond The Reader works with the help of the wbsd driver. At least MMC (the only I have to test) could be read. Be patient: still "bleeding edge" !
Modem Conexant SoftModem (as WinXp tells one in its Hardware Manager). scanModem from guesses it partially wrong, as not all VendorID: 8086 are Intel, the Subsystem No. belongs to Conexant Drivers can be found under (hsflinmodem-{version})
Function-Keys showkey -s give:

0xe0 0x73 0xe0 0xf3 - P1

0xe0 0x72 0xe0 0xf2 - P2

0xe0 0x6c 0xe0 0xec - mail

0xe0 0x32 0xe0 0xb2 - browser

the modules found on didn't work yet. xhkeys makes them work.
Touchpad synaptics works as a standard mouse, works including the Multi-Function "Jog" with this driver from TuxMobil
TV-Output (SVHS), VGA Output
VGA Out worked without any tools, I've just plugged a monitor to it and it did from skratch. atitvout is the tool for SVHS Out, I've got a report that SVHS Out works with atitvout -f t
ACPI / APM APM doesn't work here ACPI works with fixed DSDT well, without DSDT override, the battery status can't be read.

green - works, although some features avaiable under other operating systems are not avaiable/tested (e.g. ACPI suspend modes), blue - is mostly untested, but descriptions about other notebooks suggest a chance to make it work (e.g. IEEE1394), red - is not working yet, even if linux can provide data about the device (MMC and MemoryStick Reader)

I've bought this Notebook relativly cheap here in Germany in a local MediaMarkt (1500 EUR, around 1550 USD - price Nov 2002). Maybe the harddisk is a little small with its 20 GB, but it has a good, separate graphic adapter (Mobile Radeon) and a CD-RW/DVD Combo drive - components which make notebooks expensive. It also provides a 15 inch TFT, build-in ethernet, USB and sound. The SONY VAIO NV 205 is simmilar, but has a smaller display (but a bigger harddisk) and is actually 200 EUR more expensive.

The ACER TM 420 DLC is somehow a tradeoff, it is not the best choice for a business only notebook (no build-in WLan, maybe a little heavy with 3kg (6,6 lbs), and the battery holds around 2 - 2,5 hours), but the CD-RW/DVD and the Radeon gives it Desktop-Replacement capabilities (gears gives 970+ Frames on battery), making it an allround notebook.

The notebook was shipped with Microsoft Windows XP pre-installed plus a Recovery CD. With the help of this Recovery CD you can repartition your harddisk. If you want to install Linux on it from the beginning, well, the harddisk is partitioned in 2 equal FAT partitions, so your preffered Distribution should have no problem to create space for Linux, but if you boot into Win XP and log-in, the partitions become converted to NTFS . Then you have to use the recovery CDs to bring it back to FAT. I've left Win XP, on a small 4 GB partition, and used the remaining space for Linux.

I have choosen to install SuSE 8.1 on it, because of the ACPI patched kernel they provide. The base hardware like disk (it has no Floppy, however a floppy controler, you can replace the Combo drive with a floppy drive which you have to buy additionaly then), graphic card and the CD-RW/DVD drive have been detected without problems and the Combo has been set up as SCSI device (if you are not interrested in recording, you can change it to a default ide CD-Rom/DVD). The soundcard and ethernet-card have been detected, too. I have configured both during instalation (static LAN IP for ethernet, works fine. DHCP works, too, as I have used it at work.). Later I have tested a default 2.4.20-rc1 kernel + acpi patch, and found that the default eepro100 module works for the ethernet card and i810_audio for the soundcard, which is interresting for people without the e100 intel driver (which is now in default kernel, at least in 2.4.20) and without ALSA (which SuSE is also using per default since some versions). The USB-Hub and IEEE1394 controller have been detected, too, but i have not tested devices attached to the IEEE Controller. Plugging an USB MMC CardReader worked, thus USB works.

The notebook has also an IrDA sensor, which is disabled by default in BIOS. This is also untested by me, but I have reports that it works, even if i have left it disabled for the moment (it takes power on battery).

SaX2, the SuSE XFree configuration tool, detected the Mobile Radeon (XFree module radeon) and also allowed me to enable 3D support, which needs DRI and must not necessary run stable for everyone. Atitvout gave me output which lets me hope that TV out will work (i've got reports that it does). The synaptics touchpad works like a standard mouse (if you do not like the normal touchpad behavior - try tpconfig, a local copy here), the "Jog" button works with the synaptics - driver from (former Mobilix)TuxMobil (local, maybe old copy here ). Also, the P1, P2, Mail and Browser buttons right from the Power-Switch are not working default - this is known from other Travelmates, too. There exist at least 3 drivers to access them (search for acer on, but it seems the SuSE kernel or this specific model will not work with any of them, if i have time i will look at this (but it has a low priority for now). xhkeys (see Updates) makes it possible to use them.

The MMC/SD, MemoryStick reader is unknown. It could not be configured during installation. These are neither PCI devices nor USB devices (thats how Sony does it, as a friend has told me), it seems they belong to the sound/ethetnet/modem/all-in-one on-board chipset. At the moment, i fear these are unsupported for a while.

I am still working on some features of this notebook and will update the site when I make progress. Some other people have greatly contributed their results about parts, for which I had no luck, no time, or no hardware to test (see Update, many thanks to them). Basically, with some hand-work, the notebook works under Linux - ToDo are IrDA test, Modem, Touchpad functionality, TVOut and suspend-to- Power Modes.



IrDA seems to work, as reported from Wilfried Maschtera. Modem too (see below)

	I can synchronize my Palm using the pilot tools
	or jpilot:
	ln -s /dev/ircomm0 /dev/pilot
	to activate:
	irattach /dev/ttyS1 -s 1
	a rate of 115200 was accepted


I've got a short mail from Zivotinjica (Thank you) that the Hardware of a Acer Travelmate 422 lc is simmilar (besides the Processor, of course) and the drivers investigated by me work there, too. Its status should be mostly the same as for my 420 dlc, maybe all 420 series notebooks work with linux ...

If only someone finds out how to get the SD/MMC drive to work ......


I've got another mail from Florian Tham (Thanks) about success on a Travelmate 426 lc. It has a 40 GB drive (IC25N040ATCS04-0), a faster Combo Drive (QSI SBW-241), 512 MB DDR Ram and a P 4 processor with 2,4 GHz, but similar Hardware otherwise.

Hint for SuSE users: Mr Tham has "workarounded" ACPI problems with a SuSE kernel found under . As the readme in this remote folder states, this are kernels which "now have full ACPI support", and seems to also have the AML relaxated patch included ( Mr. Tham writes, that he gets "ACPI AML contains errors, allowing relaxed access to fields," messages during boot, but reading battery status works).


Joern Ossowski reported success with SVHS Out and the 420 DLC. The cord must be plugged into the notebook before you boot it, then atitvout -f t works


I've got another mail from Peter, who managed to get the special function keys to work on his TM 426 lc. The software, xhkeys , works also on the 420 DLC. It is realy simple to use and to configure. Perhaps because it was designed for Function Keys on a couple of keybords (not only on notebooks), it is not able to enable the LED under e.g. the "Mail" Button on events, but it even did not work under Win for me .


Regarding ACPI, the AML relaxated patch has found its way into recent kernels. I am running 2.4.23 now, without an overriden DSDT. Experience with 2.6.0 will be posted later, i am planning some tests during the X-Mass holidays.


Christoph Hösler reports, that Firewire IEEE 1394 works:

I'm running SuSE 8.2 on this notebook and just want to give you notice
that IEEE1394 is working successfully with my mass storage device 
(Controller has an Oxford chipset).


With the study of the Tuxmobil mailing list and some tries, i have managed to bring the MMC-SD-Reader to work with the help of the wbsd driver. Just follow their instructions.


Finally, i have installed a SuSE 9.2 on the notebook, replacing the aged 8.1. The notebook works just fine. The ACPI relaxated patch is present from scratch, so the DSDT odysey isn't necessary anymore. Even the default touchpad behaviour allows one to skip the synaptics procedure, as it seems to be somewhat tricky with 2.6.x kernels (especially when you are also using an external USB mouse).

Lets look at the problematic stuff

  1. ACPI

    Since APM doesn't work anymore on this notebook (i've tried to force it, but got many oopses and segfaults during boot. The notebook is running, but thats all, /proc/apm contains just the line segementation fault) I had to go with ACPI. The 2.4.19.SuSE Kernel contains the acpi patch from 20020829. Basicaly ACPI works from scratch, i have got /proc/acpi and informations within. Things like

    echo -n 0:2 > /proc/acpi/processor/CPU0/limit

    worked, too. However, a echo -n 1 > /proc/acpi/sleep has no effect (read for info about /proc/acpi/processor), but this can be due to the acpi patches for 2.4.x kernels, the Sleep-Button-combination from Win (FnF4) has no effect, too (but it can be that an action on this buttons has to be implemented in the Operating System.). If you like "living on the edge", you can try a development kernel (2.5.x), where sleep implementation is more complete. Ok, i can live without some features, but problematic was that i had no battery status. So i have tried kernel 2.4.20-rc 1 with acpi-20021111 patch, without changes (newer patches still failed to help, it seems definitly to be a broken DSDT problem).

    What worked was:

  2. Modem

    First, i've run scanModem and downloaded the intel modem driver which belong to the scanModem guess, but had no luck with them.

    Here is the scanModem output:

    	If further help is needed, send a description of your problem to:
    	with this ModemData.txt Attached.
    	using the following in the email Subject Line:
    		scanModem, SuSE kernel 2.4.19-4GB
    	System info follows
    	SuSE SuSE Linux 8.1 (i386) VERSION = 8.1
    	Script executed as:     scanModem
    	on system:      Linux notebook 2.4.19-4GB #7 Wed Nov 13 23:29:10 CET 2002 i686
    	UPDATE=2002 Oct 28
    	Displaying candidate PCI modem devices
    	Testing device at PCI bus:
    	00:1f.6 with   Vendor_ID:Device_ID == PCI_ID
    	00:1f.6 Class 0703: 8086:2486 (rev 02)
    		Subsystem: 14c0:0012
    	00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Modem (rev 02) (prog-if 00
    		Subsystem: COMPAL Electronics Inc: Unknown device 0012
    		Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 9
    		I/O ports at 2400 [size=256]
    		I/O ports at 2000 [size=128]
    	VENDOR=8086 is Intel, Inc.
    	Linux drivers are at:
    	and new releases may first be available at:
    	within the section:     Modems based on Intel chips (HaM/536ep)
    	ETHER=02:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82801CAM (ICH3) PRO/100 VE (LOM)
    	Ethernet Controller (rev 42)


    After some time I` ve got additional information about the modem, it is a Conexant one, not Intel (many thanks to Mr. Maschtera). After this info, I've also checked Win XP, which greatly tells "Conexant 56k SoftModem", why the hell haven't I checked this earlier ?

    	Conexant SoftK56 (former Rockwell)
    	PCI Bus 0, Device 31 (0x1f) Function 6
    	Vendor: 0x8086, Device 0x2486
    	Cardvendor 0x14c0, card 0x0012
    	Intel MC87 Controller (ICH)

    Drivers (hsflinmodem-{version}) can be found at .I've installed the binary RPM for the SuSE kernel first (not tested with a vanila kernel yet). The install procedure configured the modem as /dev/ttySHSF0 and linked /dev/modem to it. I`ve configured wvdial (kinternet should do the job, too, but I prefer non-gui tools for such things), and called an ISP - it worked. What I can't tell you ist the "long" time behavior, as some people tell that some SoftModems suffer under frequent disconnections for no reason, i do not need the modem.

  3. Touchpad

    The touchpad worked "from scratch" as a standard mouse (in fact, it is internaly plugged to /dev/psaux), however, the 4-way "Jog" button didn't work. After a hint from Mr.Heuser i tested the synaptics driver avaiable on the (former Mobilix)TuxMobil page, and it worked :-). I've taken the binary pre-compiled synaptics_drv.o and followed the instructions (copy the driver to the XFree modules directory e.g. /usr/X11/lib/modules/ on SuSE; modify your XF86Config; restart X), now, the 4-way button has functions under X (it needs XFree86 4.x), here are some parts of XFree.0.log:

    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/synaptics_drv.o
    	(II) Module synaptics: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    		compiled for 4.2.0, module version = 1.0.0
    		Module class: XFree86 XInput Driver
    		ABI class: XFree86 XInput driver, version 0.3
    	(**) Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    	(**) Option "MaxTapTime" "20"
    	(**) Option "MaxTapMove" "220"
    	(**) Option "VertScrollDelta" "100"
    	(II) xfree driver for the synaptics touchpad 0.11.3
    	(--) Mouse[1] synaptics touchpad found
    	(--)  Synaptics Touchpad, model: 1
    	(--)  Firware: 5.8
    	(--)  180 degree mounted touchpad
    	(--)  Sensor: 18
    	(--)  new absolute packet format
    	(--)  Touchpad has extended capability bits
    	(--)  -> multifinger detection
    	(--)  -> palm detection
    	(**) Option "CorePointer"
    	(**) Mouse[1]: Core Pointer
    	(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Mouse[1]" (type: MOUSE)
    	Synaptics DeviceInit called
    	SynapticsCtrl called.
    	Synaptics DeviceOn called
    	(II) xfree driver for the synaptics touchpad 0.11.3
    	(--) Mouse[1] synaptics touchpad found
    	(--)  Synaptics Touchpad, model: 1
    	(--)  Firware: 5.8
    	(--)  180 degree mounted touchpad
    	(--)  Sensor: 18
    	(--)  new absolute packet format
    	(--)  Touchpad has extended capability bits
    	(--)  -> multifinger detection
    	(--)  -> palm detection
    	SynapticsCtrl called.
  4. Some output for those interested:

    1. lspci

      	00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset Host Bridge (rev 04)
      	00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset AGP Bridge (rev
      	00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM USB (Hub #1) (rev 02)
      	00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM USB (Hub #2) (rev 02)
      	00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM USB (Hub #3) (rev 02)
      	00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BAM/CAM PCI Bridge (rev 42)
      	00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801CAM ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02)
      	00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801CAM IDE U100 (rev 02)
      	00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM SMBus (rev 02)
      	00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Audio (rev
      	00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Modem (rev 02)
      	01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility M7 LW
      	[Radeon Mobility 7500]
      	02:00.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB22/A IEEE-1394a-2000
      	Controller (PHY/Link)
      	02:04.0 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ6912 Cardbus Controller
      	02:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82801CAM (ICH3) PRO/100 VE (LOM)
      	Ethernet Controller (rev 42)
    2. lsmod (SuSE loaded modules)

      	Module                  Size  Used by    Not tainted
      	snd-pcm-oss            44928   0  (autoclean)
      	snd-mixer-oss          12728   0  (autoclean) [snd-pcm-oss]
      	videodev                5600   0  (autoclean)
      	radeon                 80536  16
      	agpgart                34304   3  (autoclean)
      	isa-pnp                29664   0  (unused)
      	ipv6                  138964  -1  (autoclean)
      	snd-intel8x0           18848   0
      	snd-pcm                63328   0  [snd-pcm-oss snd-intel8x0]
      	snd-timer              11524   0  [snd-pcm]
      	snd-ac97-codec         26628   0  [snd-intel8x0]
      	snd-mpu401-uart         3296   0  [snd-intel8x0]
      	snd-rawmidi            13920   0  [snd-mpu401-uart]
      	snd-seq-device          4140   0  [snd-rawmidi]
      	snd                    31300   0  [snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-intel8x0
      	snd-pcm snd-timer snd-ac97-codec snd-mpu401-uart snd-rawmidi snd-seq-device]
      	soundcore               3396   0  [snd]
      	button                  2444   0  (unused)
      	thermal                 6560   0  (unused)
      	processor               9112   0  [thermal]
      	fan                     1824   0  (unused)
      	ac                      1984   0  (unused)
      	ds                      6436   1
      	yenta_socket            9536   1
      	pcmcia_core            40448   0  [ds yenta_socket]
      	st                     26924   0  (autoclean) (unused)
      	sr_mod                 13432   0  (autoclean)
      	cdrom                  26400   0  (autoclean) [sr_mod]
      	sg                     27904   0  (autoclean)
      	joydev                  5600   0  (unused)
      	evdev                   4352   0  (unused)
      	input                   3168   0  [joydev evdev]
      	usb-uhci               21612   0  (unused)
      	usbcore                56768   1  [snd usb-uhci]
      	e100                   68184   1
      	battery                 6208   0  (unused)
      	lvm-mod                62976   0  (autoclean)
      	ide-scsi                7920   0
      	reiserfs              179536   2
    3. my XF86Config

      Problems related to 3D and glx are not the notebooks fault. It depends on XFree, DRI and your distributions version. I mention this, because I had some problems eith this, as i have tried NeverWinter Nights under Linux. An update of DRI, and glxinfo changed from direct rendering: no to yes .

    4. hwscan --list

      	UVH2.h0WYb0ao815: (cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no)     bridge           O2 Micro OZ6912 Cardbus Controller
      	B3Fu.I_o45z8CUzA: (cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no)     hub              USB UHCI
      	B3Fu.CSV28NomgrC: (cfg=no, avail=no, need=no)      hub              Intel USB UHCI Root Hub
      	rdCR.lZF+r4EgHp4: (cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no)     bios             BIOS
      	rdCR.EY_qmtb9YY0: (cfg=yes, avail=yes, need=yes)   monitor          Generic Monitor
      	rdCR.CxwsZFjVASF: (cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no)     memory           Main Memory
      	n6T_.GQNx7L4uPNA: (cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no)     network interface Loopback network interface
      	zyP1.kTL4d061x4A: (cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no)     cdrom            QSI CD-RW/DVD-ROM SBW-161
      	oxTw.2u0T6VDgI5D: (cfg=yes, avail=yes, need=no)    network          Acer Incorporated [ALI] 82801CAM (ICH3) PRO/100 VE (LOM) Ethernet Controller
      	rdCR.NeUMLhIWgG0: (cfg=yes, avail=yes, need=no)    framebuffer      ATI MOBILITY RADEON 7500 D7
      	B3Fu.M7hKckpkza7: (cfg=new, avail=no, need=no)     disk             eUSB MultiMediaCard
      	rdCR.iWbWo71vw2C: (cfg=yes, avail=yes, need=yes)   keyboard         PC Keyboard
      	vayM.Mx9jvJLD6kD: (cfg=yes, avail=yes, need=no)    usb controller   Acer Incorporated [ALI] 82801CA/CAM USB (Hub #2)
      	B35A.Ik2m2J2fDr1: (cfg=yes, avail=yes, need=no)    firewire controller Acer Incorporated [ALI] TSB43AB22/A IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
      	W60f.j2ojl8IqhJE: (cfg=yes, avail=yes, need=no)    sound            Acer Incorporated [ALI] 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Audio
      	Phe5.ndpeucax6V1: (cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no)     network interface Ethernet network interface
      	B3Fu.8Cg2YEhbPm8: (cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no)    hub              USB UHCI Root Hub
      	1GTX.K6HDyA6p2zC: (cfg=yes, avail=yes, need=no)    usb controller   Acer Incorporated [ALI] 82801CA/CAM USB (Hub #1)
      	rdCR.n_7QNeEnh23: (cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no)     system           System
      	RaT_.nfEXJulusj6: (cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no)     network interface Network Interface
      	yibb.g++hATXqKsF: (cfg=yes, avail=yes, need=yes)   mouse            Touch Pad
      	6NW+.Wc+DHj8LOy0: (cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no)     bridge           Intel 82801BAM/CAM PCI Bridge
      	hY5p.kfo+QzZQQvB: (cfg=yes, avail=no, need=no)     cdrom            QSI CD-RW/DVD-ROM SBW-161
      	vSkL.HMrCSWFGDg0: (cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no)     bridge           Intel 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset AGP Bridge
      	ORVU.60TXDh5k2M5: (cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no)     unknown          COMPAL Electronics 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Modem
      	nBbg.MC7xaGqCqzA: (cfg=yes, avail=yes, need=no)    disk             IC25N020ATCS04-0
      	mvRC.vA+yL1iKhtE: (cfg=yes, avail=yes, need=no)    usb controller   Acer Incorporated [ALI] 82801CA/CAM USB (Hub #3)
      	qLht.1OblUQ0VM6A: (cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no)     bridge           Acer Incorporated [ALI] 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset Host Bridge
      	B3Fu.zJeIR9Fc4z9: (cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no)    hub              USB UHCI Root Hub
      	VCu0.FzPOar7TGL8: (cfg=yes, avail=yes, need=yes)   graphics card    Acer Incorporated [ALI] Radeon LW
      	B3Fu.NKXoESEm+eB: (cfg=no, avail=no, need=no)      hub              Intel USB UHCI Root Hub
      	3p2J.Par7LAHeYA6: (cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no)     storage          Acer Incorporated [ALI] 82801CAM IDE U100
      	rdCR.3wRL2_g4d2B: (cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no)     storage          Floppy disk controller
      	nS1_.tx5OyIEd_aB: (cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no)     unknown          Acer Incorporated [ALI] 82801CA/CAM SMBus
      	BUZT.1e2ga506n43: (cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no)     bridge           Intel 82801CAM ISA Bridge (LPC)
      	rdCR.j8NaKXDZtZ6: (cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no)     cpu              Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 1.70GHz, 1695 MHz

Usefull Links


Linux on Laptops



ACPI on Sourceforge

Tips to fix the DSDT table

Tips to override the bios with fixed dsdt

Intels ACPI page (core acpi developer)


ACER Hotkeys drivers (not working for me yet)


Touchpad config utility - touchpad driver

WLan (not build-in into this Notebook)

Wireless Tools


Intels Modem driver page (not working for the modem I have) - look at the Section Intel/Ham

Conexant drivers

Graphic Adapter


DRI (included in 2.4 kernel sources)

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