Linuxinstallation (openSUSE 10.2) on a Acer Aspire 5685WLMi

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Last change: 07 Feb 2014 18:00:41 GMT

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Links:
Fedora Core 6 on a 5683WLMi - different CPU, no bluetooth
Tuxmobil is great site for laptops and linux
Linux on Laptops too.
www.kernel.org - the Linuxkernel, git - Kerneldevelopment
www.lwn.net - Linux Weekly News
Knoppix - Linux-Live-CD!
Playing video with MPlayer or Xine
Fli4l is a great routerprojekt.
Additional YaST package repositories

Small summary:

Working with Linux:
LAN, Bluetooth, Modem, WLAN, USB, accelerated XServer, Webcam, CPUFreq, Firewire, IRDA, Cardreader

Not yet:

Not yet tested:
TVout, PCMCIA/Express

Output of lspci -v und lsusb -v.

Installation:
No problems so far.
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XServer:
No problems, recognized, configured by Yast. For 3D you must install the Nvidiadriver.
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TVout:
Not yet tested.
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Webcam:
Working, kernelmodule not delivered, sourcecode is available here.
Module for openSUSE 10.2 i386, extract, copy to /lib/modules/2.6.18.2-34-default/updates, run depmod.
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Sound:
No problems, Intel HD-Audio, recognized and configured by Yast.
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Touchpad/Mouse:
Recognized, configured by SAX2. For horizontal scrolling comment out HorizEdgeScroll in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
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Keyboard:
Normal keys without problems. Hotkeys do work, needs acerhk, module options force_series=6000 poll=0. Maybe you have to set some keycodes in /$HOME/.Xmodmap, then tune your shortcuts in KDE or GNOME.
10.2: kernel module for 2.6.18.2-34-default.
10.3: acerhk already included.
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WLAN:
Installation without problems, Intel 3945a/b/g, recognized, configured by Yast.
10.2: Kernelmodule with monitormode enabled (for Kismet).
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Ethernet:
No problems.
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Bluetooth:
Connection to my mobile phone works.
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Modem:
Works, but not opensource - http://www.linuxant.com/drivers/hsf, the free version has limited function. There are packages for many distributions. Full version for 20$.
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IRDA:
Difficult, but works. A kernelpatch is needed (patched module for 2.6.18.8-0.1-default). Prior loading the module the serial port has to be freed, setserial /dev/ttyS1 uart none. Then modprobe smsc-ircc2. For a networkinterface e.g. load ircomm-tty and irattach irda0 -s, with irdadump it is possible to test if it works. At least I can see my desktop with irdadump, if obex or synchronization works I cannot test due to missing devices, every positive report is welcome.
New: In 2.6.22-rc1 is a similar patch, haven't tried that yet. Was removed again due to problems with some laptops.
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Firewire:
Works without problems with my videocamera.
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Power/ACPI:
Not tested yet. CPU-Frequencyscaling works.
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DVD:
Not tested yet, no problems expected.
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PCMCIA/Express:
Not tested yet, no problems expected.
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Cardreader:
Works with an adapted version of this patch on openSUSE Factory with 2.6.22-rc3 for me, tested with a SD-card.
New: Looks like this will be in 2.6.23.
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Downloads:
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