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Installing [Kubuntu 10.04 32-Bit] on [Acer Aspire 4736Z]

General Hardware Specifications of [Laptop]:

Hardware Components

Status under Linux

Note

Intel T4200 Dual Core 2 GHz

Works

No special procedure required during installation.

14" Acer CineCrystal TFT Display

Works

Auto-detected

Intel Mobile 4 Graphics Controller

Works

Auto-detected and configured

3GB DDR RAM

Works

No special procedure required during installation

2.5" 250GB 5400RPM SATA HDD

Works

No special procedure required during installation

Built-in Intel HD Audio

Works Mostly

Auto-detected and configured but known issue with internal mic. Workaround is to use external mic and configure in Alsamixer and KDE System Settings.

Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 PCI-E Ethernet Controller

Works

Auto-detected and configured.

Atheros AR928X Wireless Network Adapter

Works

Auto-detected and configurable thru Knetwork module in KDE System Settings.

CD/DVD Drive - CDDVDW TS-L633B

Works

No special procedure required during installation

Touchpad Mouse

Works

Auto-detected and configured.

Lithium-Ion Battery

Works

KDE Battery Monitor Widget accurately detects and monitors battery life.

Acer CrystalEye Webcam

Works

UVC class webcam. Drivers in kernel. Auto-detected and configured.

This laptop is operating under Kernel version 2.6.32-30

Basic Installation of Kubuntu 10.04:

Unresolved issues


Configuration Files

Overall a well built, highly functional laptop with no major issues and no problems with overheating. Highly recommended.



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