Originally posted by mat_uk111
I have noticed that Linux just doesn't seem to work for Acer's, there is always some error coming up when you install something and it never quite works correctly, I am assuming this isn't a problem on PC's...
Not sure if the 1805 is anything like the 1705 but with Mandrake 10 I had very few problems to get over.
One was to set acpi correctly in lilo.conf and a tiny bit of config for the mousepad (scrollers were opposed).
The 1705smi is basically a mini desktop, I'm really pleased with it - great games machine and upgradable with standard PC parts (hdd, RAM, PCI) it's (mandrake) linux compatability is superb.
I hope you get your problems solved Mat as I know how frustrating it can be sometimes.