Acer 5050-4570

[Started: November 04, 2008]


¡Very important notes!


  1. ACPI can't run with the default BIOS version on this laptop (1.3315), so you need to downgrade to “1.303” version (you can find it on hacer FTP servers). This is very important if you want battery control and wireless internet. The downgrade it's very easy (i'm a linux rookie user)... Only then start the installation.


  1. After this modification, I run without problems Ubuntu 8.04, Kubuntu 8.04, OpenSuse 11 (32 and 64 bits), Fedora 9. I don't test other distributions.


Conclusion: This laptop works very well with all the distributions that i tested, only if you downgrade the BIOS version. OrbiCam works (with cheese soft), Atheros works (with ndiswrapper), LAN works (I see shared folders and printers from Windows XP), and i tested a Huawei modem (3G connection) that works very well. I burn CD and DVD without a problem.


General Hardware Specifications of ACER 5050-4570:

Hardware Components

Status under Linux

Notes

1 AMD-64 Turion 2.2GHz Mobile Tech.

[Works] Works Works

No special procedure required during installation.

14.1 WXGA (1280x800)

[Works] Works Works

No special procedure required during installation

ATI 128MB Video ( ATI Radeon Xpress 1100 )

[Works] Works Works

No special procedure required during installation. Not work desktop effects.

1G

[Works] Works Works

No special procedure required during installation

ACPI

[Works] Works Works

Downgrade the BIOS to “1.303” version (you can find it on hacer FTP servers).

120 Gb SATA, Hitachi

[Works] Works Works

No special procedure required during installation

Camera Suyin

[Works] Works Works

I use “Cheese” program.

Integrated Network Card

[Works] Works Works

No special procedure required during installation

CD-DVD-ROM (R) Drive

[Works] Works Works

No special procedure required during installation

Internal Wifi

[Fails] Fails. Works

Works with Ndiswrapper

3Hr Battery

[Works] Works Works


Sound

[Works] Works Works

Enable “Surround” option...

BlueTooth

unknown

Not supported under Vista but in hardarwe. Module loads. I cannot test more since I do not use it. Also needs to power on.


Sorry for my English!!!!!!

I'm from Paraguay!!!

Go Luque!!!!


David Ortiz

ortizmendez@gmail.com




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