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 +====== Acer Aspire E1-531 ======
 +===== Introduction =====
 +This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire E1-531 laptop. If you have the Acer Aspire E1-531 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.
 +This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Acer Aspire E1-531. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the [[http://​​acer_aspire_e1-531|Acer Aspire E1-531 page on LapWik]].
 +===== Editing This Page =====
 +If you would like to edit this page please first view our [[Editing Guidelines]].
 +===== Specifications =====
 +For full specifications see the [[http://​​detail/​acer+aspire+e1-531|Acer Aspire E1-531 specifications page]].
 +|Name|Acer Aspire E1-531|
 +|Processor|Intel Pentium processor B950/​B960/​B970 (2 MB L3 cache, 2.10/​2.20/​2.30 GHz) \\ Intel Celeron processor B820/B815 (2 MB L3 cache, 1.70/1.6 GHz)|
 +|Screen|15.6"​ HD 1366 x 768 resolution, high-brightness (200-nit) Acer CineCrystal LED-backlit TFT LCD|
 +|RAM|Up to 8 GB|
 +|HDD|320/​500/​640/​750 GB or larger hard disk drive(depending on the model)|
 +|Optical Drive|8X DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive|
 +|Graphics|Intel HD Graphics|
 +|Network|RJ-45 port \\ Acer InviLink Nplify 802.11b/​g/​n|
 +===== Linux Compatibility =====
 +|Processor|Works| |
 +|Screen|Works|No brightness control|
 +|HDD|Works| |
 +|Graphics Chip|Works| |
 +|VGA Out|Not Tested| |
 +|HDMI Out|Not Tested| |
 +|Optical Drive|Works| |
 +|Sound|Works| |
 +|Microphone|Works| |
 +|Headphone Port|Works| |
 +|Microphone-In Port|Works| |
 +|Ethernet|Works| |
 +|Wireless|Works| |
 +|Bluetooth|Works| |
 +|USB|Works| |
 +|Firewire|Not Tested| |
 +|Card Reader|Works| |
 +|Webcam|Works| |
 +|Keyboard|Works| |
 +|TouchPad|Works| |
 +|Suspend/​Resume|Works| |
 +===== Legacy mode =====
 +As you may know, you have to pass the computer in legacy mode to install some distributions of Linux. Here's how :
 +Boot the computer on Windows, insert your password and as you arrive on the so called "​metro"​ screen with all the tiles just go with the mouse on the upper right corner of the screen until a small window appears on the right side of the screen and select "​Settings"​ go to the bottom of the new window that appears and select "​Change the settings of the PC".
 +Then select "​General"​ and then "​Advanced boot" and click on "​Reboot now". Check "​Problem solving"​ in the new menu and then "​advanced options"​. Go to the "UEFI firmware options"​ tile and click on the "​reboot"​ button
 +In the nez screen select the top menu "​Boot"​ and switch to "​Legacy mode" ​
 +===== Initial adjustment for Brightness =====
 +The brightness adjustment (FN+ left/right arrow) is apparently increased/​decreased in two steps for one key press and has no effect on the screen brightness.
 +First open a terminal window (digit Alt+Ctrl+T) and type :
 +sudo gedit /​etc/​default/​grub
 +This will open the grub configuration file. (Grub is the initial boot selection software)
 +To be able to set the brightness, You've got to modify the line:
 + ​to ​
 +GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="​quiet splash acpi_osi=Linux acpi_backlight=vendor"​
 +//For your information,​ //
 +  * //"​acpi_osi=Linux"​ indicates that you are running Linux so the hardware behaves acordingly if it has been programed to.//
 +  * //"​acpi_backlight=vendor"​ gives the priority to the acer_acpi module over the stock acpi. The stock acpi doesn'​t know how to manage brightness // 
 +Save and close the file and digit in the terminal window :
 +sudo update-grub
 +This will tell grub to reconfigure with the modified configuration file. Restart your laptop and you should be able to adjust the brightness with the hotkeys. (Thanks Florian)
 +===== Notes =====
 +The Acer Aspire E1-531 work very well with Linux, no major issues at all.
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