AcerAspire5930G

Current Issues

  • Wifi doesn't seem to work with kernel versions less than 2.6.27-2 (for 32 bit systems) or 2.6.27-3 (64 bit) . See:
  • The card reader does not work unless you boot with a card inside (tested with SD, see bug #258446).

  • The fingerprint reader works (using fprint related packages)
  • There is a Bluetooth button to switch it on/off BT Radio, but this model doesn't have builtin Bluetooth.
  • There are two special keys up the arrow keys with the symbols € and $ (in spanish keyboard), but they don't work.
  • Audio output for Headphones seems not to work.
    • Headphones output is bound to Surround in mixer (jaunty alpha5)

Hardware details

Screen & Monitors

Device

Works?

Bug #

in Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

in Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid (Beta)

in Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty (alpha5)

Screen

YES

YES

YES

Correct resolution?

YES

YES

YES

Correct refresh rate?

Untested

YES

YES

3D Acceleration

Untested

YES

YES

External monitor works?

Untested

YES

Untested

External monitor - mirrors

Untested

Untested

Untested

External monitor - extend desktop

Untested

YES

Untested

Power Management

Battery detected?

YES

YES

YES

Hibernates?

Untested

YES

Untested

Suspend

Untested

YES

YES

Dim monitor on battery

Untested

YES

NO

Blank monitor on inactivity

Untested

Untested

Untested

Lid Close

Untested

Untested

Untested

Cpu frequency scaling

Untested

YES

Untested

Sound

Sound works?

YES

YES

YES

Correct volume?

Untested

YES

YES

Hardware volume switch

Untested

YES

YES

Headphone jack

Untested

NO (with a standard jack headphone, untested with other headphones)

YES (controled by Surround in mixer)

Mic jack

Untested

Untested

YES

Networking

Wired NIC

YES

YES

YES

Wireless NIC

NO

YES (Needs kernel 2.6.26 or newest to work)

YES

PCMCIA NIC

Untested

Untested

Untested

Bluetooth

Untested

Untested

Untested

Modem

Untested

Untested

Untested

Infrared

Untested

Untested

Untested

Touchpad & Mice

Touchpad

YES

YES

YES

Touchpad - Doubletap = double click

YES

YES

YES

Touchpad - Scroll down side

YES

YES

YES

External mouse - USB

YES

YES

YES

Docking Station/Port Replicator

AC through replicator

Untested

Untested

Untested

USB

Untested

Untested

Untested

Modem

Untested

Untested

Untested

NIC

Untested

Untested

Untested

Additional Hardware

Fingerprint reader

Untested

YES

Untested

CD/DVD drive

YES

YES

YES

PCMCIA cards

Untested

Untested

Untested

Card reader(s)

NO

NO

NO

258446

Function and other keys

Fn key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

in Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

in Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid (Beta)

in Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty (alpha5)

+ Space

Untested

Untested

Untested

+ Esc

Untested

Untested

Untested

+ F1

Help

Untested

NO

Untested

+ F2

Untested

Untested

Untested

+ F3

Untested

Untested

Untested

+ F4

Suspend

Untested

YES

Untested

+ F5

Video output

Untested

Untested

Untested

+ F6

Turn off backlight

Untested

YES

YES

+ F7

Block Mouse

Untested

YES

Untested

+ F8

MUTE

Untested

YES

YES

+ F9

Untested

Untested

Untested

+ F10

Untested

Untested

Untested

+ F11

Num Lock

Untested

YES

Untested

+ F12

Scroll Lock

Untested

YES

Untested

Other special keys

Key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

in Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

in Intrepid (alpha4)

in Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty (alpha5)

Web browser key

open/switch to Web browser

YES

YES

YES

E-Mail key

open/switch to E-Mail program

YES

YES

YES

Play/Pause key

Play/Pauses music with Rythmbox (untested with other programs)

Untested

YES

YES (Totem)

Stop key

Stop music with Rythmbox (untested with other programs)

Untested

YES

NO (Totem: pauses instead of stopping the music)

Next Song key

Go to Next song with Rythmbox (untested with other programs)

Untested

YES

YES (Totem)

Previous Song key

Stop music with Rythmbox (untested with other programs)

Untested

YES

YES (Totem)

Right key

Increase Brightness

Untested

YES

YES

Left key

Decrease Brightness

Untested

YES

YES

Notes

* In order to use an external monitor via HDMI, install packages nvtv and nvidia-settings. Use the latter (found in System > Preferences > NVIDIA X Server Settings) to activate and configure your external monitor.


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