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 +<vote Aspire-Aspire-TimelineX-4830T check=ip>​
 +How do you rate this laptop with Linux?
 +* Excellent
 +* Good
 +* Fair
 +* Poor
 +* Unusable
 +====== Aspire Aspire TimelineX 4830T ======
 +(Copied from: http://​​showthread.php?​p=11207489)
 +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.
 +===== Audio Out =====
 +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://​​pub/​linux/​kernel/​p...misc/​hda-verb/​
 +===== Audio In =====
 +Microphone does not work unless you use hda analyzer and set Node[0x23] PIN Val[0] and Val[1] to different values (i like 2,3)
 +See: http://​​main/​index.php/​HDA_Analyzer
 +===== Graphics =====
 +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://​​xorg-edgers/​ppa/​ubuntu
 +===== Brightness =====
 +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)
 +===== Battery Life =====
 +With powertop I noticed that lots of interrupts were being generated from the card reader. Disable the card reader: sudo rmmod rts_pstor.
 +===== CPU Scaling =====
 +See: http://​​p/​i7z/​
 +===== External Monitor =====
 +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:
 +<​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>​
 +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.
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