AcerAspire1524WLMi

Current Issues

* It seems that Kubuntu doesn't handle ACPI, which causes a severe overheating problem. * The default screen resolution (1280x800) isn't automatically detected with the liveCD or the HD install. The user needs to edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf to enable it. * There is less functionality offered by the Synaptic touchpad compared with Kubuntu 5.10. For example, the side scroll doesn't work.

Hardware details

in Hoary (previous stable)

in Breezy (current stable)

Installation works?

yes

yes

Hardware Information AMD Athlon 64 3400+, 512 MB RAM, 80 Gb ATA100 4200 rpm , NVidia GeForce 5700 Go, VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Control

Screen & Monitors 15.4" WXGA wide TFT LCD, 1280x800

Device

Works?

Bug #

in Hoary (current stable)?

in Breezy (current development)?

Screen

yes

yes

Correct resolution?

no

no

#49827

Correct refresh rate?

no

untested

3D Acceleration

no

untested

External monitor works?

untested

untested

External monitor - mirrors

untested

untested

External monitor - extend desktop

untested

untested

Power Management

Battery detected?

yes

yes

Hibernates?

no

untested

Sleep

no

untested

Dim monitor on battery

yes

yes

Blank monitor on inactivity

no

yes

Lid Close

no

no

Cpu frequency scaling

untested

untested

Sound VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Control

Sound works?

yes

yes

Correct volume?

yes

no

#50849

Hardware volume switch

Untested

Untested

Headphone jack

yes

yes

Mic jack

yes

yes

Networking

Wired NIC

yes

yes

Wireless NIC

no

no

#44813

PCMCIA NIC

Untested

Untested

Firewire

Untested

Untested

Bluetooth

Untested

Untested

Modem

Untested

Untested

Infrared

Untested

Untested

Touchpad & Mice

Touchpad

yes

yes

Touchpad - Doubletap = double click

yes

yes

Touchpad - Scroll down side

yes

no

Touchpad - turned off while typing

no

no

#18874

External mouse - USB

yes

yes

External mouse - Serial

Untested

Untested

Docking Station/Port Replicator

AC through replicator

Untested

Untested

USB

Untested

Untested

Serial

Untested

Untested

Parallel

Untested

Untested

External Monitor - VGA

Untested

Untested

External Monitor - DVI

Untested

Untested

Modem

Untested

Untested

NIC

Untested

Untested

PS/2

Untested

Untested

Additional Hardware

CD/DVD drive

yes with problems

yes with problems

#50666

PCMCIA cards

Untested

Untested

Parallel Ports

yes

yes

Card reader(s)

Untested

Untested

Note: The Acer Aspire 1524 WLMI doesn't have a built-in card-reade. Acer ships PCMCIA card reader instead.

Function and other keys

Fn key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

in Hoary (current stable)?

in Breezy (current development)?

+ Space

Untested

Untested

+ Esc

Untested

Untested

+ F1

Ejects CD/DVD(in win it is Hot Key Help)

no

yes

+ F2

Acer eSetting

no

no

+ F3

Changes the Power Save Mode

Untested

Untested

+ F4

sleep

no

yes

+ F5

Changes the active display device

Untested

Untested

+ F6

blanks screen

no

yes

+ F7

Enables or disables Touch pad function

no

Untested

+ F8

mute sound(with nice graphic !)

no

yes

+ F9

Untested

Untested

+ F10

Untested

Untested

+ F11

NumLock

no

yes

+ F12

Turns the text scrolling on or off

Untested

Untested

+ ArrowUp

Increases sound volume (with nice graphic !)

yes

yes

+ ArrowDown

Decreases sound volume (with nice graphic !)

yes

yes

+ ArrowRight

Increases Brightness

yes

yes

+ ArrowLeft

Decreases Brightness

yes

yes

+ PgUp

Moves cursor to home

yes

yes

+ PgDown

Moves cursor to end

yes

yes

Other special keys

Key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

in Hoary (current stable)?

in Breezy (current development)?

Key

Untested

Untested

Notes

* The tests were made with the i386 versions of Ubuntu ( NOT the AMD64 )

* Linux ACPI support for the Acer Aspire 1524 is broken which makes the computer do frequent emergency shutdowns while performing demanding CPU operations (compiling, gaming, etc...).


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