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Acer Aspire 8930G


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire 8930G laptop.

This guide is intended to provide you details on how well this laptop works with Linux and which modules you need to configure. For details on how to actually install and configure the required modules have a look at our guides section for distribution specific instructions.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Acer Aspire 8930G. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Acer Aspire 8930G page on LapWik.

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For full specifications see the Acer Aspire 8930G specifications page.

NameAcer Aspire 8930G
ProcessorIntel® Core™ 2 Duo processor T9400
Screen18.4“ WUXGA Widescreen
RAMUp to 4GB
HDDUp to 640GB
Optical DriveBlu-ray
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce 9700M GT
NetworkEthernet, Intel 5100 802.11abgn, Bluetooth

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveWorksBlu Ray/HDMI Blu Ray both work, although there is yet no way of playing Blu-Ray movies in Linux.
GraphicsWorks (NOT SUSE 11)But not out of the box, had to update Nvidia drivers before activation.RESOLUTION LIMITED TO 1680 ON SUSE 11. Waste of money to buy such expensive hw when it cannot be used.
SoundWorks finally out of the box since a while now (march2010)
EthernetWorks Out of the box
WirelessWorksOut of the box
BluetoothWorksOut of the box
56K ModemWorks
Card ReaderWorksNeeded tweaking, re: Adding pciehp.pciehp_force=1 to kernel parameters in /boot/grub/menu.lst fixes this.
ExpressCard SlotWorks Adding pciehp.pciehp_force=1 to kernel parameters in /boot/grub/menu.lst fixes this.
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested
Remote Control Problem area


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acer_aspire_8930g.txt · Last modified: 2017/09/19 20:48 by don