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Old 02-14-2007, 02:29 PM   #31
RadonPL
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Quote:
Originally Posted by perry
where did you find the drivers for the Xpress Radeon 1100, did you use the same one for the X300
- perry
AFAIK, AMD packed all drivers into one 56MB package, which can be downloaded from here.

In SuSE, installation is a breeze:
Code:
init 3
su
sh ati-driver-...  {press TAB to complete the package name} --buildpkg SuSE/SUSE102-IA32
rpm -ihv fglrx..  {TAB}
sax2 -r -m 0=fglrx
reboot
 
Old 02-18-2007, 11:45 PM   #32
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linux compatibility

I have an Acer Aspire 5050. But I could never get FC to install on it. It came preloaded with Windows and the only person I saw with FC running on theirs had to completely wipe the sys and install fresh. At any rate I had to run a virtual box on mine and installed FC there. Which works great because it has access to every piece of hardware on my box. I am just learning of Linux here and installing/using it was for a class
 
Old 02-22-2007, 03:33 AM   #33
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Hi guys,

i'm trying to install my Laptop Under OpenSUSE 10.2 with GNOME environtment.It seems well so far but the problem is my VGA card is not detected so that makes my GUI looks bad as if there was no driver inside.Maybe i should find special driver for my laptop.

FYI,my laptop is Aspire 5563 with ATI Mobility Radeon x1600.can anyone help me how to found my VGA card's driver for LINUX esp.SUSE?

-thx-

PS :
please PM me if u don't object it..
 
Old 02-23-2007, 06:45 AM   #34
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I have an Acer aspire3600. I installed mandriva2006 &2007, Fedora 6, OpenSuse10.2, Kubuntu, and dreamlinux.they all work fine. they detect all hardware except the modem(who uses it anyway). in some cases, you might need to use Ndiswrapper for you Wireless card, but i didn't since i have an Intel WLAN. there will be some problems with graphic cards especially if you will use it a lot. but they are fixable.
 
Old 02-23-2007, 06:52 AM   #35
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Quote:
Originally Posted by open.suse10
Hi guys,

i'm trying to install my Laptop Under OpenSUSE 10.2 with GNOME environtment.It seems well so far but the problem is my VGA card is not detected so that makes my GUI looks bad as if there was no driver inside.Maybe i should find special driver for my laptop.

FYI,my laptop is Aspire 5563 with ATI Mobility Radeon x1600.can anyone help me how to found my VGA card's driver for LINUX esp.SUSE?

-thx-

PS :
please PM me if u don't object it..
hi OpenSuse10,
check this website, http://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206/...ux_8.24.8.html
you should find what you are looking for here.
 
Old 07-19-2007, 07:33 PM   #36
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I am using Pardus linux on my ACER aspire 5634 and everything seems to work fine.
 
Old 07-20-2007, 09:23 AM   #37
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Man, the integrated AMD x1100 video card in my Acer 5104 is giving me the only problems with my computer. Why can't the drivers work with Compiz Fusion just like the nVidia 7600GT that's in my desktop?

Never again AMD!
 
Old 07-22-2007, 05:39 PM   #38
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I have an Acer Aspire 3050 And i had to fight with almost everything to make it work well. And yet, Bluetooth doesn't work.
The sound card module it incompatible (I get a lot of errors when loading the alsa modules and no sound after all). I have to remove the alsa configuration file an then reload the drivers.
The wireless module isn't compatible too. You have to use ndiswrapper to make it work well.
And like i mentioned before, i dont know how to make bluetooth work.

Everything else works fine.
The battery doesn't last long.
Avoid 3050 if you plan to use linux on a laptop.
 
Old 12-01-2007, 08:26 PM   #39
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>
>>
>>> This is the message:
>>>
>>> Hi!
>>> I found a thread that you started here regarding your Acer TM2480:
>>> http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ghlight=tm2480
>>>
>>> I'm considering purchasing one of these units (to use with Linux, of course), and was wondering how well yours is working? Are there any components (modem, card reader, etc) that you've never tried to use in Linux, or anything that you've tried to use but doesn't work (or work well)?
>>>
>>> thanks!
>>>
>>>
>>>
>> Hi
>>
>> I am currently working with Mepis 6.0 lts and i needed some fiddling
>> getting the screen resolution right. also had some probs with my
>> wireless. both work fine now. i have never used the built in modem, so i
>> don't know about that one, not really interested either.
>>
>> then i have tried but not fully integrated yet, the latest mepis (6.9 or
>> 7.0?) and both screen and wireless work fine under it. i also use kopete
>> a lot and that one seems to freeze in the new version, but that could be
>> resolved by installing my current version on the new distro release
>> until they fixed bugs
>>
>> hope this was helpful, i en joy my linux laptop under mepis, i have
>> tried ubuntu on it but it just works better with mepis, just fine out of
>> the box
>
> Hi,
> I did purchase a TM-2480, and for the most part things are working,
> however I can't get the wireless to work at all. Can you elaborate on
> which wifi kernel module you're using (ath5k, madwifi, ndiswrapper),
> and what you needed to do to get it working?
>
> thanks
>
>
what os are you using? under the latest mepis (6.9 RCx.x) it works out of the box but that is still in beta, wait for the final release and try that if do not want to play with beta releases. final release should be here soon. i have mine working under mepis 6.0 lts but i do believe i have un- and reinstalled ndiswrapper. find the way (goolge) to properly uninstall it first
to activate my wireles under current mepis (6.0 lts) i have to start a gui proggie called 'wireless assistant' each time i (re)start my computer, click on my avaiable wireless station (i use a static ip network, may be that is why i have to do this) but it takesless than 10 seconds to do this so it no hassle really. it the connects instantly.
 
Old 02-28-2008, 07:22 AM   #40
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Problem with battery

Hello!
Please, help me I have Acer TM 5720 and openSuSE 10.3 on it (It used to be Windows Vista) The problem is that although the laptop is plugged-in, Kpowersave shows that it is not charging. When I used Vista, it was charging with no problems. Is it possible to make it charging?
Thank you very much
 
Old 03-02-2008, 07:26 AM   #41
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that is strange, it should charge even without any OS on it as far as i know. as long as it is plugged into power. well, mine does anyway. it even charges when it is not turned on. i always thought that the OS (or should i say: the installed application) monitors what is happening (charging, discharging, how much?) and will take action when remaining battery power drops to a critically low level to shut down or hibernate or what other state your computer can be brought in to. according to either default or whatever you have set the preferences to. as far as i know it does not actually regulate the charging current or stop it from charging all together, it just monitors.
 
Old 03-02-2008, 01:07 PM   #42
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Wabbalee, thanks a lot. It may be very strange, but now it is charging! I don`t know why, and I did nothing for this
 
Old 03-03-2008, 05:21 AM   #43
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you're welcome, you shouldn't need to do anything for it other then keeping it plugged into power
 
Old 04-28-2008, 04:32 PM   #44
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Buy any laptop but not an acer. If the acer got a camera or cardreaders they ar useless in linux. Then you will have problems with wifi and sound. Then the battery will be dead within a year. Now you been informed.
 
Old 04-29-2008, 03:18 AM   #45
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can't say that I agree with kalleanka, as I have my acer TM2480 laptop now for 2 years and EVERYTHING works under linux, including a long lasting battery (+-2hrs). I am in the middle of an upgrade now to Ubuntu 8.04, everything works out of the box with one exception which is the wired network. it seems that Hardy uses IPv6 as default, but my network is (still) IPv4. I haven't quiet worked out how to get is working, but that is irrelevant in this thread. The fact is that under my current system everything works properly (simplymepis 6.06) but i want to upgrade so i can run all the latest versions of the software that i use.
 
  


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