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Acer Extensa 4220

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Acer Extensa 4220 laptop.

This guide is intended to provide you details on how well this laptop works with Linux and which modules you need to configure. For details on how to actually install and configure the required modules have a look at our guides section for distribution specific instructions.

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Specifications

NameAcer Extensa 4220
ProcessorIntel Celeron
Screen14.1“ WXGA Widescreen
RAM1GB to 2GB
HDD120GB
Optical DriveDVD-ROM/CD-RW
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
NetworkEthernet, Acer InviLink 802.11bg

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorking
ScreenWorking with Suse 11 not 10 some issues
HDDWorking with Suse 11 not 10
Optical DriveWorking with Suse 11 not 10
Graphicsworking
Soundworking
EthernetWorking
WirelessDriver Problems So far.
56K ModemNot Tested
USBWorking
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested

Notes

Tried installing SUSE 10. Needed external DVD and HDD to do so. Internal controller for both not recognised. Works as far as tested with external drives. Screen resolution Difficult to set.

(Open)Suse 11.0 installed OK from “Linux Format” disk. Work better with YAST to set screen up.

Summary

So far I would say a reasonably up-to-date Distirbution has a fair chance of working., however I'm not sure if I will be able to get my Kylix Application working.

Fixes

WiFi: If you're having issues with WiFi then this simple command should fix all from the Terminal.

sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer sudo modprobe b43

acer_extensa_4220.txt · Last modified: 2017/09/27 21:23 by don