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 +====== Acer TravelMate 8571 ======
 +===== Introduction =====
 +This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Acer TravelMate 8571 laptop.
 +This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Acer TravelMate 8571. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the [[http://​​acer_travelmate_8571|Acer TravelMate 8571 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://​​wiki/​acer+travelmate+8571|Acer TravelMate 8571 specifications page]].
 +|Name|Acer TravelMate 8571|
 +|Processor|Intel Core2 Duo Processor: 3MB On-Die L2 Cache|
 +|Screen|15.6"​ WXGA (1366 x 768)|
 +|Graphics|Intel GMA 4500MHD|
 +|RAM|Up to 8GB|
 +|Optical Drive|DVD Super Multi|
 +|Network|10/​100/​1000 \\ Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5100|
 +===== Linux Compatibility =====
 +|Processor|Works| |
 +|Screen|Works| |
 +|HDD|Works| |
 +|Optical Drive|Works| |
 +|Graphics|Works| |
 +|Sound|Works|For the microphone to work you may need to update your version of ALSA. In Ubuntu 9.10 install the **linux-backports-modules-alsa-karmic-generic** package and then reboot. |
 +|Ethernet|Works| |
 +|Wireless|Works| |
 +|Bluetooth|Not Tested| |
 +|Modem|Not Tested| |
 +|USB|Works| |
 +|Card Reader|Not Tested|Works for SD Cards|
 +|PCMCIA|Not Tested| |
 +|Fingerprint Reader|Not Tested| |
 +|Webcam|Works|Quality not Great but Acceptable|
 +===== Notes =====
 +Tested with Ubuntu 9.10.
 +[22/06/2010 - Tested with TM8571-944G32Mn] Also works fine with Ubuntu 10.04, except that:
 +*the built-in microphone works perfectly straight after install.
 +*the screen display seems very slightly soft/fuzzy
 +*"​Suspend"​ does not work (you cannot resume). ​ However "​Hibernate"​ works fine.  I upgraded the BIOS from v1.09 to v1.36, which many people recommended to fix the Suspend problem. ​ After this, Suspend "​still"​ did not work, but at least the computer no longer got completely stuck.
 +*Optical Drive: initially did not recognize audio CDs at all, and would hang on trying to eject them - after upgrading BIOS to v1.36, audio CDs and Optical Drive now work perfectly.
 +===== Summary =====
 +The Acer Travelmate 8571 works just fine with Linux.
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