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« on: September 20, 2007, 19:44:57 PM »

Merhaba,

I am going to buy a brand new notebook, acer as5529. I've look the configuration of notebook in case if hardware is supported by Pardus or not. Generally it seems all hardware will work but webcam&wireless may not work out of box. What do you think about these notebook?

http://global.acer.com/products/notebook/as5520.htm

  • NVIDIA nForce® 630M Chipset
  • AMD Turion X2 TL-58 1.9GHz
  • 15.4" / 1280 x 800 / WXGA CrystalBrite 8ms
  • Nvidia® GeForce 8400M DirectX 10
  • 2048MB 667MHz RAM
  • 160GB 5400RPM 8MB SATA HDD
  • The Acer InviLink™ 802.11b/g1 Wi-Fi CERTIFIED®

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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2007, 23:06:44 PM »

Are you planning on ordering it, or picking it up from a store?  If the store will let you, I seriously doubt that they'd say no, bring the PArdus livecd with you and ask to boot it up.  See if it's what you want.  Some stores here won't allow you to do that, but they don't get much business for computers.  Good luck with that!
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2007, 09:22:30 AM »

I am going to pick it up from a store. They may allow me to boot it up from livecd.  Undecided Thanks for reply.
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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2007, 07:41:13 AM »

Well I bought the notebook. But there are many problems in the default installation of pardus 2007.2.

1- Ethernet interface not working:

Open source forcedeth driver which comes along with pardus supposed to make nforce ethernet interfaces up and running. But it isn't doing any good intended to do. I think newer kernels may support that. At least 2.6.20 or later.

http://worldforum.pardus-linux.nl/index.php?topic=1358.0

2- Wireless not working:

Again semi open source drivers of atheros chipset supposed to make wife run but again it doesn't. Which I learned so far is they aren't thinking support Atheros AR5007EG before 6 months. The only way making wireless work is using ndiswrapper. I installed latest ndiswrapper and xp drivers of wireless from acer's ftp. And then added atheros wireless modules to blacklist. Result was a success.

http://worldforum.pardus-linux.nl/index.php?topic=1377.0

3- Sound not working:

The sound chipset is from realtek. I just updated latest alsa drivers from repository and sound start working.

4- Webcam not working:

I made some google search and found that uvcvideo drivers supposed to give life to my webcam. I installed them from repository. The video device was created by the driver. But I still can't get a nice view out of cam. 
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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2007, 20:44:08 PM »

make wife run but again it doesn't

Cool!
You're married with a computer? Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2007, 09:13:24 AM »

Hehe,

Sorry for mistyping. I mean "make wifi runnnig"
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