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 +====== Acer Aspire TimelineUltra M5-481T-6642 ======
 +===== Introduction =====
 +This laptop is something in between a traditional laptop and an ultrabook, it has an optical drive but not a VGA port.
 +This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Acer Aspire TimelineUltra M5-481T-6642. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the [[http://​​acer_aspire_timelineultra_m5-481t-6642|Acer Aspire TimelineUltra M5-481T-6642 page on LapWik]].
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 +===== Specifications =====
 +For full specifications see the [[http://​​detail/​acer+aspire+timelineultra+m5-481t-6642|Acer Aspire TimelineUltra M5-481T-6642 specifications page]].
 +|Name|Acer Aspire TimelineUltra M5-481T-6642|
 +|Processor|Intel Core i5-3317M (dual-core, 1.7 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.6 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache)|
 +|Screen|14-inch \\ 1366 x 768 pixels (HD), 16:9 aspect ratio \\ 112 ppi pixel density \\ Active Matrix TFT Color LCD \\ LED backlight & CineCrystal technology|
 +|RAM|Up to 6 GB|
 +|HDD|500 GB 5400 rpm HDD \\ 20 GB SSD (Hybrid)|
 +|Optical Drive|8X DVDRW DL|
 +|Graphics|Intel HD Graphics 4000|
 +|Network|Gigabit Ethernet(RJ-45 port) \\ Broadcom 43228 802.11 a/g/n or Atheros AR9462 |
 +===== Linux Compatibility =====
 +|Processor|Works| |
 +|Screen|Works| |
 +|HDD|Works| |
 +|SSD|Works| |
 +|Graphics Chip|Works| |
 +|HDMI Out|Works|Audio and video :)  see the notes below|
 +|Optical Drive|Works| |
 +|Sound|Works| |
 +|Microphone|Works| |
 +|Microphone Port|Not Tested| |
 +|Headphone Port|Works| |
 +|Ethernet|Works| |
 +|Wireless|Works|Tested for Atheros AR9462 with the solution below|
 +|Bluetooth|Does not work| Tested for Atheros AR9462|
 +|USB3|Works| |
 +|Card Reader|works|Tested with a micro SD card inside an adapter |
 +|Webcam|Works| |
 +|Keyboard|Works|even the backlight Fn+F9 works |
 +|TouchPad|Works| Use Ctrl+Fn+F7 to enable|
 +|Suspend/​Resume|Works| |
 +===== Notes =====
 +==== Wireless ====
 +Before doing anything check your wireless card model with
 +    lspci | grep -i wireless
 +(You can also tether the wifi, through usb, from an android phone)
 +=== Atheros AR9462 ===
 +There is a known issue (for many Atheros AR9xxx cards) related to the kernel version, see here: http://​​questions/​40876/​how-do-i-get-an-atheros-ar9287-working
 +My sugestion is to use
 +    echo "​options ath9k nohwcrypt=1"​ >> /​etc/​modprobe.d/​ath9.conf
 +=== Broadcom 43228 ===
 +There is a known issue described at the bottom of this page: http://​​wl,​ to fix this my sugestion is
 +    apt-get install laptop-mode-tools
 +and then "set WIRELESS_BATT_POWER_SAVING=0 within /​etc/​laptop-mode/​conf.d/​wireless-power.conf"​
 +==== HDMI ====    ​
 +    ​
 +The first time I tried to use the HDMI (with gnome 3 and pulseAudio) the thing didn't worked, a "dummy device"​ apeared, to get rid of it use (not with root, with your normal user)
 +    pulseaudio --kill
 +    pulseaudio --start
 +now is working with "​Digital Stereo (HDMI) Output + Analog Stereo Input" in the hardware tab of the gnome sound settings
 +==== Touchpad ====
 +There are two ways to enable it:
 +  * Press Fn+F7 before logging in.
 +  * Press Ctrl+Fn+F7 once logged in.
 +==== Card reader ====
 +In order to make it work I had to place a card in the slot and reboot the system with the card inside.
 +==== USB Mouse ====
 +The usb mouse freezes, to fix this what I did was to install the `laptop-mode-tools`
 +    apt-get install laptop-mode-tools
 +then use 
 +    lsusb
 +to get the mouse USB ID, something like `abcd:​1234`,​ and then place that in the `AUTOSUSPEND_USBID_BLACKLIST` within the file
 +    /​etc/​laptop-mode/​conf.d/​usb-autosuspend.conf
 +    ​
 +==== Bluetooth ====
 +to fix it (if you have the Atheros AR9462 card) I recommend you read this
 +===== Summary =====
 +You can enter a summary of how well the Acer Aspire TimelineUltra M5-481T-6642 works with Linux here.
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