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Installing Kubuntu Fiesty on Acer Aspire 9300-5349

Last updated: 12 Aug, 2007

General Hardware Specifications of Acer Aspire 9300-5349:

Hardware Components
Status under Linux
AMD Turion 64 x2 TL-56 1.8GhzWorksNo special procedure required during installation.
17" Widescreen WXGA+WorksAuto Detected
nVIDIA GeForce Go 6100 VideoWorksAuto Detected
nVIDIA nForce Gigabit Network Controller WorksAuto Detected
Internal HDAUDIO Soft Data Fax ModemUnknownNot Tested
nVIDIA nForce 430/410 SATA Controller WorksAuto Detected
Aheros AR5005G WiFi AdapterWorksAuto Detected
Synaptics PS/2 TouchPadWorksAuto Detected - All four buttons work
ESS Maestro 3 Sound CardWorksSee note under Basic Installation below
Acer OrbiCamDoes Not WorkSee Unresolved Issues below
HibernatePartially WorksSee Unresolved Issues below

This laptop is operating under Kernel version 2.6.20-16

Basic Installation of Kubuntu Fiesty:
Unresolved issues
Contact Information

I've only had this laptop for a couple of days. So far it seems pretty sturdy. The screen is big and bright. Easy to see as long as there is nothing behind you to glare on it. The layout of the editing keys below the numeric keypad and the right shift key gets some getting used to.
So far, it seems to be build fairly sturdy. I think I'm going to enjoy this laptop. I hope it lasts at least half as long as my previous eMachine 5300 (over 6 years).