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Installing [Debian Lenny] on [Acer Aspire 7730G-644G100MN]

Last updated: [29-nov-2009]

General Hardware Specifications of [Acer Aspire 7730G-644G100MN]:

Hardware Components

Status under Linux

Notes

Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 / 2 GHz ( Dual-Core )

Works

No special procedure required during installation.

17” TFT 1440 x 900 ( WXGA+ ) - 24-bit

Works

Select Generic LCD Display in Installer

Chipset: Mobile Intel PM45 Express

Works

No special procedure required during installation.

NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT - 1 GB

Works

Second set back: download NVIDIA Linux driver; ended up compiling kernel modules as a Linux newbie ...

2* 2 GB, DDR2 SDRAM

Works

No special procedure required during installation.

2 * 500 GB - Serial ATA-150 - 5400 tpm

Works

Only 3.0 GB used by Debian (32-bits).

DVD ±RW ( ±R DL)

Works

No special procedure required during installation

Integrated Network Card

Works

No special procedure required during installation

Internal 56k Modem

Not tested

No intention to use.

HDMI

Not tested

Don't know whether I am going to use

4*USB 2.0 ports

Works

No special procedure required during installation

Intel Corportation Wireless Wifi Link 5100

Works

First set back: decided to upgrade immediately to lenny kernel 2.6.30, because this kernel has the appropriate driver included.

Integrated webcam

Works

No special procedure required during installation

Integrated sound card

Works

But, sound does not work with headphones. So far not figured out why.

Bluetooth

Not tested

Don't know whether I am going to use this.

Infrared sensor

Not tested

Don't know whether I am going to use this.

Volume Dial

Works

No special procedure required during installation

Special buttons for e-mail, bluetooth, etc on left side of keyboard

Works

No special procedure required during installation

Microphone

Not tested

Don't know whether I am going to use this.

Page up/page down on touch pad

Does not work

Don't know whether I am going to spent my valuable time on searching for a solution.

5 in 1 card reader

Not tested

Don't know whether I am going to use this.

This laptop is operating under Kernel version [2.6.30-bpo.1-686]

Basic Installation of [Debian]:

Setting up additional features for [Debian]:

Unresolved issues

Configuration Files

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