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 +====== Acer TravelMate B115-M ====== 
 +===== Introduction ===== 
 +This is a guide to running Linux with the Acer Travelmate B115 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 [[Installation Guide|our guides]] section for distribution specific instructions. 
 +===== Editing This Page ===== 
 +If you would like to edit this page please first view our [[Editing Guidelines]]. 
 +===== Specifications ===== 
 +|Name|TravelMate B115-M| 
 +|Processor|Intel Pentium N3540 64Bit 4cores max. 2,16Ghz| 
 +|Screen|12"​ 1366x768 nonglare| 
 +|RAM|4GiB| 
 +|HDD|Seagate SATA 500GB| 
 +|Optical Drive|n.a.| 
 +|Graphics|Intel ValleyView Gen7| 
 +|Network|GigaBit Ethernet, Intel 7260 Wireless, Bluetooth)| 
 +===== Linux Compatibility ===== 
 +^Device^Compatibility^Comments^ 
 +|Processor|Yes|-| 
 +|Screen|Yes|-| 
 +|HDD|Yes|-| 
 +|Optical Drive|n.a.|-| 
 +|Graphics Chip|Yes|-| 
 +|VGA Out|n.a.|-| 
 +|DVI Port|n.a.|-| 
 +|HDMI Port|Yes|-| 
 +|DisplayPort|n.a.|-| 
 +|Touch Screen|n.a.|-| 
 +|Sound|Yes|-| 
 +|Bulti-in Microphone|Not Tested|-| 
 +|Headphone Jack|Not Tested|-| 
 +|Microphone Jack|n.a.|-| 
 +|Ethernet|Yes|-| 
 +|Wireless|Yes|see below| 
 +|Bluetooth|Yes|-| 
 +|WWAN|n.a.|-| 
 +|Modem|n.a.|-| 
 +|USB|Yes|2xUSB 2.0,1xUSB 3.0| 
 +|ESATA|n.a.|-| 
 +|Firewire|n.a.|-| 
 +|Card Reader|Yes|-| 
 +|ExpressCard Slot|n.a.|-| 
 +|Fingerprint Reader|n.a.|-| 
 +|Webcam|Yes|-| 
 +|Smart Card Reader|n.a.|-| 
 +|Docking Station|n.a.|-| 
 +|Touch Pad|Yes|tapping too sensitive, not adjustable| 
 +|Track Point|n.a.|-| 
 +|Fingerprint Reader|n.a.|-| 
 +|Suspend/​Resume|Yes|-| 
 +===== Notes ===== 
 +Good, performant and silent unit (no fan), Battery duty cycle > 7h (medium brightness,​~30% WiFi on),  
 +short charging time 50% ~1h  
 +===== Summary ===== 
 +A.m. with Xubuntu 14.04.2 and MintXfce Rebecca 64 bit EFI installation (secureboot disabled),​ 
 +Broadcom Wireless Card replaced with a.m. Intel type to avoid driver problems.  
 +Replacing is easy and takes about 15'. The B115 can easily be opened, replacing  
 +the SATA disk with a SSD unit should be no problem. The note(net)book was bought without OS. 
 +Fn keys: sound works, brightness works with BootOption 
 +'​GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="​quiet splash acpi_backlight=vendor"'​(not with Mint),  
 +WiFi on/off doesn'​t work but can easily be substituted with '​rfkill'​ commands.  
 +Brightness keys under MintXfce Rebecca can comfortably be substituted with  
 +Xfce brightness plugin for the panel. 
 +If somebody should find a solution for the nonworking Fn keys, please add a hint here.
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