<vote Aspire-Aspire-TimelineX-4830T check=ip> How do you rate this laptop with Linux? * Excellent * Good * Fair * Poor * Unusable </vote>
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Hey anybody own this model? This is not the GT with a nvidia graphics card. My current status:
Wireless (out of box) [Slows down and then causes kernel panic] Suspend (out of box) Audio (kernel 3 + manual fix) Graphics (kernel 3 + edgers xorg) Brightness (acpi option in boot) Battery life - around 5 hours CPU Scaling (out of box) External monitor setup - manual editing
Note: I upgraded to the xorg edgers kernel version and froze it at 3.0.0-8 because everything is working. Maybe some bugs are fixed in later versions.
Upgrade to kernel 3 to receive the patch for audio. Headphone jack sense not working. I manually disable the speakers with hda-verb /dev/snd/hwC0D0 0x1f SET_PIN_WIDGET_CONTROL 0 See: http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/p...misc/hda-verb/
Microphone does not work unless you use hda analyzer and set Node[0x23] PIN Val and Val to different values (i like 2,3) See: http://www.alsa-project.org/main/index.php/HDA_Analyzer
Use xorg edgers, which contains a kernel 3.0 upgrade. Install kernel, new xorg, and forced a stuck package to upgrade. This makes graphics pretty snappy (I can now use blur in compiz) See: http://ppa.launchpad.net/xorg-edgers/ppa/ubuntu
Not sure, this might have worked out of box. If not try adding acpi_osi=Linux to your boot options (edit in file /etc/default/grub the line containing GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=“quiet splash acpi_backlight=vendor” …then run sudo update-grub)
With powertop I noticed that lots of interrupts were being generated from the card reader. Disable the card reader: sudo rmmod rts_pstor.
I have a large monitor that should be the only one on when it is plugged in. I ended up setting both my ~/.config/monitors.xml and also /etc/gnome-settings-daemon/xrandr/monitors.xml to: Code:
<monitors version="1"> <configuration> <clone>no</clone> <output name="LVDS1"> <vendor>INL</vendor> <product>0x0017</product> <serial>0x00000000</serial> </output> <output name="VGA1"> </output> <output name="HDMI1"> <vendor>VSC</vendor> <product>0xe226</product> <serial>0x01010101</serial> <width>1920</width> <height>1080</height> <rate>60</rate> <x>0</x> <y>0</y> <rotation>normal</rotation> <reflect_x>no</reflect_x> <reflect_y>no</reflect_y> <primary>no</primary> </output> <output name="DP1"> </output> </configuration> </monitors>
The best way is to have both monitors on with the gnome-monitor-properties tool, and save the configuration. Then go in and delete everything except for [vendor, product, serial] for the monitor you want to keep off.
Hope this helps, I'll try to keep this thread updated if anyone finds something cool/mistakes.