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Old 11-02-2005, 04:27 AM   #1
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WLAN on ACER Aspire 5024 SuSE 10.0

Hi all,

I am installing the openSuSE 10.0 on my Acer Aspire 5024 notebook, and I'm having trouble getting the Wireless connection to work. I downloaded the win64 driver from Acer, and installed it using ndiswrapper. (I had to compile and install version 1.5 since SuSE's ndiswrapper 1.4 installation was not found by modprobe). I could modprobe ndiswrapper, and /var/log/messages showed that everyting was loaded nicely.
see also

Next I compiled and installed the acer_acpi module by Mark Smith (see Again it installed allright, and
"modprobe acer_acpi" generated files under /proc/acpi/acer.

According to the sites I mentioned, the command

echo "enabled : 1" > /proc/acpi/acer/wireless

should activate the wireless connection, and /var/log/messages indicates that Wireless is
set to 1. However, using "iwlist wlan0 scan" gives me "no scan results" while I know there are some networks around. I am btw running kernel version 2.6.13-15

I would be happy to hear any suggestions...

Old 11-20-2005, 07:52 AM   #2
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hello i have acer 5024 too
and i install suse 10 eval
Suse identify a lot of device (acpi function, ati x700 graphics card vs.)
but i didnt find bluetooth, card reader vs.
So what diferent linux install your acer and which one is the best for you

Murat Üngör
Old 11-22-2005, 11:03 AM   #3
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Card reader is not supported under Linux yet.

Mobility X700 - You really need the proprietary 'fglrx' drivers from ATi for 3D (also, you will need the latest drivers if you want to access the power saving features of this graphics chip). I don't know if SuSE provide an RPM of this for you to download yourself, otherwise get it directly from ATi's website.

Bluetooth - Doesn't have it (ignore the button on the front, it doesn't do anything).
Old 11-25-2005, 03:53 AM   #4
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The 3d-accelleration is not a real problem. There is a perfectly working walkthrough. You can find it at:

However, I still haven't found a solution for the WLAN problem..
Old 12-20-2005, 01:27 PM   #5
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found it

Ok I -sortoff- solved it... after I did a Yast system update with the packman server as installation source it worked fine. I think because it also gave me a kernell update..

anyway, rules ones more!


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