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Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T


This is a guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T laptop.

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For full specifications see the Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T specifications page.

NameAcer Aspire TimelineX 1830T
ProcessorIntel® Core i5-520UM processor (3 MB L3 cache, 1.06 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 1.86 GHz, DDR3 800 MHz, 18 W)
Screen11.6“ (1366×768) Widescreen
RAMUp to 4GB
HDDup to 640GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Acer InviLink™ Nplify™ 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™
Acer InviLink™ 802.11b/g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™

Linux Compatibility

ScreenWorksAlso keyboard 'blank screen' and screen brightness controls work
Optical DriveNaNThere is none
GraphicsWorksAlso OpenGL works with the standard drivers for Intel
SoundWorksDriver snd_hda_intel; also integrated mic works
EthernetWorksWith standard driver atl1c
WirelessWorksWith driver provided by Broadcom (wl)
BluetoothWorksWith standard driver btusb
ModemNaNThere is none
Card ReaderWorksWith standard MMC driver
WebcamWorksWith driver uvcvideo


Everything works smoothly under Gentoo Linux kernel 2.6.38. The only device giving any problems was the wireless, and even that works well with the manufacturer drivers (package net-wireless/broadcom-sta in Gentoo). – June 23 2011


You can enter a summary of how well the Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T works with Linux here.

acer_aspire_timelinex_1830t.txt · Last modified: 2017/09/22 10:58 by don