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 +====== Laptop Name ======
 +Acer Aspire E1-522
 +===== Author =====
 +Barry Coughlan
 +===== Introduction =====
 +This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire E1-522 laptop. If you have the Acer Aspire E1-522 and are running Linux on it please consider editing this page or adding a comment below with your compatibility details. By contributing you will help other people running this laptop or trying to make a decision on whether to buy it or not.
 +===== Editing This Page =====
 +If you would like to edit this page please first view our [[Editing Guidelines]].
 +===== Specifications =====
 +Tested with Ubuntu 13.10.
 +|Name|Acer Aspire E1-522|
 +|Processor|AMD Quad-Core Processor A6-5200 (2.0 GHz)|
 +|Screen|15.6"​ 1366x768|
 +|Optical Drive|None|
 +|Graphics|Radeon HD 8400|
 +|Network|Ethernet:​ Qualcomm Atheros QCA8171 \\ Wireless: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565/​AR9565 \\ No Bluetooth|
 +===== Linux Compatibility =====
 +|Screen|Yes|See note 2|
 +|Graphics Chip|Yes|Only proprietary driver. See note 1.|
 +|VGA Out|Not Tested||
 +|HDMI Port|Not Tested||
 +|Sound|Partial|Works but acts a little quirky. No devices shown in alsamixer.|
 +|Bulti-in Microphone|Yes||
 +|Headphone Jack|Yes||
 +|Ethernet|Not Tested||
 +|Card Reader|Yes||
 +|Docking Station|Not Tested||
 +|Touch Pad|Yes||
 +===== Notes =====
 +1. The open source Radeon drivers are not compatible with the HD-8400 chipset. You need to install the proprietary [[http://​​en-us/​download|AMD catalyst driver]]. This may stop you booting into your distro installation (I got a white screen with Ubuntu 13.10). To work around this you need to use the "​nomodeset"​ option when booting and remove the "​quiet"​ and "​splash"​ options. Alternatively use the text-based installer.
 +-->The radeon driver needs the linux headers for your kernel installed first. find your kernel with uname -r. Get your linux header name with apt-cache search linux-header. Download the radeon driver, unpack it and run in unpacked directory ./amd <tab> as super user.
 +2. The backlight does not work until "​acpi_osi=Linux"​ is added to the GRUB configuration. See here for how to do this: http://​​showthread.php?​t=1613132
 +3. Alsa shows the HDMI card by default, hence alsamixer appears empty. In /​etc/​modprobe.d/​alsa-base.conf add the line:
 +options snd_hda_intel index=1
 +to set card 1 default (check card id with aplay -l) (works with Debian, 3.16.0 kernel)
 +4. No audio after resume from suspend. Follow the Ubuntu help [[https://​​community/​SoundTroubleshooting#​Line_Input.2FMicrophone_Troubleshooting
 +|here]] (scroll up to "​Getting Alsa to work after suspend"​) ​
 +===== Summary =====
 +There are a few quirks but they can all be solved quite easily. Overall this laptop is compatible but may cause some headaches during setup because of the driver support. The sound/ALSA quirks can probably be fixed. ​
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