AcerAspire5003WLCi

I'm back to the 32-bit version.

GUTSY GIBBON (fresh install)

Installation notes - Install went fine. When I booted up, I got a dialog box for the Restricted Drivers Manager. It found the wireless card and the modem and asked if I wanted to install the proprietary drivers. (Note, you'll need the hard-wired connection for this one-time setup). I said "yes" and it downloaded and installed what it needed. During the install you are asked if you want to download additional files which are required. The answer is "yes".

Battery monitor now accurately reports the time left until fully charged.

Current Issues (with 32-bit Gutsy Gibbon)

Screen resolution should be 1280x800, instead it's 1024x768. It looks OK, though.

Touchpad scrolling - still does not work, and attempting to scroll down acts as if I right-clicked the mouse

NOTE: Suspend and hibernate seem to function better in this version.

Hardware details (32-bit install)

In Gutsy?

(not testing Hardy yet)

Installation works?

Yes

Yes

Hardware Information

Screen & Monitors

Device

Works?

Bug #

in Gutsy?

(not testing)

Screen

Yes

Yes

Correct resolution?

Almost

Almost

Correct refresh rate?

Yes

Yes

3D Acceleration

Untested

Untested

External monitor works?

Yes

Untested

External monitor - mirrors

Yes

Untested

External monitor - extend desktop

Untested

Untested

Power Management

Battery detected?

Yes

Yes

Hibernates?

Yes

Yes

Sleep

Untested

Untested

Dim monitor on battery

Untested

Untested

Blank monitor on inactivity

Untested

Untested

Lid Close

Untested

Yes

Cpu frequency scaling

Yes

Yes

Sound

Sound works?

Yes

Yes

Correct volume?

Yes

Yes

Headphone jack

Yes

Untested

Mic jack

Untested

Untested

Networking

Wired NIC

Yes

Yes

Wireless NIC

Yes

Yes

Bluetooth

Untested

Untested

Modem

Untested

Untested

Touchpad & Mice

Touchpad

Yes

Yes

Touchpad - Doubletap = double click

Yes

Yes

Touchpad - Scroll down side

No

No

External mouse - USB

Yes

Untested

Docking Station/Port Replicator

AC through replicator

Untested

Untested

USB

Untested

Untested

Serial

Untested

Untested

Parallel

Untested

Untested

External Monitor - VGA

Yes

Untested

Modem

Untested

Untested

NIC

Untested

Untested

Additional Hardware

CD/DVD drive

Yes

Yes

PCMCIA cards

Untested

Untested

Parallel Ports

Untested

Untested

Function and other keys

Fn key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

In Gutsy?

(not testing Hardy Heron yet)

+ F1

Help Menu

Yes

Yes

+ F2

No

No

+ F3

No

No

+ F4

Sleep

No

Yes, but doesn't wake back up

+ F5

Untested

Untested

+ F6

Dim Screen (off)

Yes

Yes

+ F7

Toggle Scrollpad

Yes

Yes

+ F8

Toggle Sound

Yes

Yes

+ F11

Numlock

Yes

Yes

+ F12

Scroll Lock

Untested

Untested

+ right arrow

Brighten

Yes

Yes

+ left arrow

Dim (slightly)

Yes

Yes

+ up arrow

Volume Up

Yes

Yes

+ down arrow

Volume Down

Yes

Yes

+ play/pause

Untested

Untested

+ stop

Untested

Untested

+ ffwd

Untested

Untested

+ rew

Untested

Untested

Function and other keys

Fn key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

In Gutsy?

(not testing Hardy)

P

Configurable

Yes

Untested

Acer(e)

Configurable

Yes

Untested

Browser

Yes

Yes

E-Mail

Yes

Yes

Bluetooth

Untested

Untested

Wireless

Yes

Untested

Notes

The Launch keys are configurable under System->Preferences->Keyboard Shortcuts. Where I have said they are "configurable", that means they are undefined out-of-box, but work after you manually configure them.

I did a not-so-thorough performance test to compare the difference between Breezy 32-bit and 64-bit ubuntu/imagemagick by running imagemagick's convert utility on the same set of 85 jpg images. It took 94 seconds on 32-bit, it took 77 seconds on 64-bit (an 18% performance boost)

WIRELESS CARD NOTES

These steps are required for Dapper Drake (6.06 LTS) They should NOT be used for Feisty Fawn (7.04) and later

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