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 +====== Acer Aspire v7 582pg ======
 +===== Author(s) =====
 +//​[[carsten.busse@gmail.com|cbusse]] 2014/03/23 19:53//
 +===== Introduction =====
 +Ultrabook bought in august 2013. Experience based on ubuntu 13.04, secure boot enabled.
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 +===== Specifications =====
 +|Name|Acer Aspire V7-582PG|
 +|Processor|Intel Core i7-4500U|
 +|Screen|15.6inch Full HD (1920x1080)|
 +|RAM|8GB up to 12GB|
 +|HDD|500GB|
 +|SSD|24GB|
 +|Optical Drive|None|
 +|Graphics|Nvidia Optimus, ​ Geforce GT 750m and Intel HD|
 +|Network|Ethernet,​ Wireless, Bluetooth all available|
 +===== Linux Compatibility =====
 +^Device^Compatibility^Comments^
 +|Processor|Yes| |
 +|Screen|Yes| |
 +|HDD|Yes| |
 +|SSD|Yes|it´s sold as a hdd cache in manual but actually it´s a normal msata/ssd that can be partitioned and used like the user wishes|
 +|Graphics Chip|Works after a bit of hacking|follow instructions at [[acer_aspire_v7-482pg-9884]] |
 +|VGA Out|Yes|Adapter from mini displayport supplied|
 +|HDMI Port|Yes| |
 +|DisplayPort|Yes|miniport,​ tested with conversion adapter to vga  |
 +|Touch Screen|Yes| |
 +|Sound|Yes| |
 +|Bulti-in Microphone|Not Tested| |
 +|Headphone Jack|Not Tested| |
 +|Microphone Jack|Not Tested| |
 +|Ethernet|Yes| |
 +|Wireless|Yes|works with kernel >=3.11 |
 +|Bluetooth|Not Tested|is detected and could be used in ubuntu just too lazy to test |
 +|USB|Yes|Some error messages when booting from stick, but still boots,my best guess is that the errors come from the touch screen,​norml sticks simply work as do hdd's |
 +|Card Reader|Not Tested| |
 +|Webcam|Yes|Tested with dev build of ubuntu saucy 8/10/2013 |
 +|Touch Pad|Yes| |
 +|Suspend/​Resume|Not Tested| |
 +===== Notes =====
 +Weight of the notebook is 2290g(2260g with hdd replacced for ssd).
 +As noted at graphics chip i have some problem:
 +
 +Ubuntu boots with kernel options "​nomodeset,​ noload=ehci-hcd noload=xhci-hcd"​ from stick.
 +
 +Live System boots into text console,​maybe someone can give me a hint how to start x or unity with the live filesystem?
 +ok, solution i found was to start install image (not live)
 +
 +then switch to console 1 (ctrl alt f1)
 +then set display variable and start unity as root:
 +<​code>​
 +export DISPLAY=:1
 +sudo unity
 +</​code>​
 +
 +now you have the possibility to start a shell and try some stuff, ​ with secure boot you need ubuntu boot repair [[https://​help.ubuntu.com/​community/​LinuxSecureRemix|Ubuntu boot Repair, most modern Version]], ubuntu saucy installs flawless with secure boot but still needs the kernel boot params from above, to run X after install you need to boot into text mode og in and copy /​etc/​X11/​xorg.conf.failsafe to xorg.conf and change config from vesa to fbdev, then reboot into x.
 +
 +For me it worked, i have a secure boot enabled ubuntu and windows 8 side by side now on my notebook.
 +
 +kernel 3.11 and up  needed for wlan, works fine.
 +
 +
 +If you want to extend the memory to 12gb make sure that you follow acer's recommendation and either buy the kingston or the hynix 8gb sodimm 1600mhz memory, ​ i've tried corsair 1333 mhz without success and bought a hynix now which works fine!
 +===== Summary =====
 +Adventure is finished.
 +
 +Please follow steps for [[acer_aspire_v7-482pg-9884]] to get the nvidia optimus working.
 +Signed Versions of the kernel 3.12 can be found at [[http://​packages.ubuntu.com/​de/​trusty/​linux-signed-image-generic]].
 +
 +Machine itself is very nice and compact. Feel free to send a mail if there are questions.
 +
 +
 +== Additional notes: ==
 +  * to enable the backlight at boot supply kernel parameter "​acpi_backlight=vendor"​ at boot time.
 +
  
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