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    Question Acer Aspire 8920G

    I want to buy a laptop Acer Aspire 8920G
    This laptop has a touch panel to manage player, audio system 5.1 and few additional buttons.
    I want to know how well this laptop is compatible with Ubuntu 8.04?

    Read about it here: http://www.laptopmag.com/review/lapt...pire-8920.aspx and http://review.zdnet.com/laptops/acer...920-6048/4505- 3121_16-33024473.html? Tag = ut

    Who something already put Ubuntu on this laptop?

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    Re: Acer Aspire 8920G

    Quote Originally Posted by RussianMan View Post
    I want to buy a laptop Acer Aspire 8920G
    This laptop has a touch panel to manage player, audio system 5.1 and few additional buttons.
    I want to know how well this laptop is compatible with Ubuntu 8.04?

    Read about it here: http://www.laptopmag.com/review/lapt...pire-8920.aspx and http://review.zdnet.com/laptops/acer...920-6048/4505- 3121_16-33024473.html? Tag = ut

    Who something already put Ubuntu on this laptop?
    i got the aspire 8920, installed ubuntu, graphic card is supported but i couldn't get the sound to work, also the nic is not working, and i didn't try the wireless. if someone fixed the sound please help

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    Re: Acer Aspire 8920G

    i just got the same laptop.. having problems as well

    no sound at all even System beeps
    on two resolutions 800x600 and 640x4xx
    nd the refresh rate is wrong
    media + quick launch buttons dont work.. (media i think u might have to write some code for it)

    any help would be really appreciated


    --EDIT--
    Quick launch buttons now working
    Last edited by glethro; July 10th, 2008 at 04:40 PM. Reason: Error

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    Re: Acer Aspire 8920G

    Has anyone tryed the i950 graphics driver yet?
    May work.
    Also see if the acerhk module is installed and working.

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    Re: Acer Aspire 8920G

    I installed 32bit 8.04.1 using wubi in Vista on my new 8920G

    No sound but installing the restricted nvidia driver gave me 1920x1080 res so that's one problem I'm glad not to have. Did you try that glethro?

    Wireless works flawlessly too...

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    Cool Re: Acer Aspire 8920G

    Quote Originally Posted by Occas View Post
    Wireless works flawlessly too...
    Audio and sensory panel working properly?

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    Re: Acer Aspire 8920G

    No, unfortunately. No audio and sensor pad as of yet...

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    Re: Acer Aspire 8920G

    thanks Occas works perfectly except the refresh rate is off.. its at 50 bt on vista its 60-61

    has any1 found a solution 2 the sound problem?



    --edit--
    the other thing when i restarted i ended up with 4 ubuntu entries in Grub (on start up) usually theres only 2 ubuntu and the recovery console..
    Last edited by glethro; July 18th, 2008 at 06:24 PM. Reason: another thing

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    Re: Acer Aspire 8920G

    Quote Originally Posted by glethro View Post
    the other thing when i restarted i ended up with 4 ubuntu entries in Grub (on start up) usually theres only 2 ubuntu and the recovery console..
    this is because a new kernel version has been installed. handy to leave the entry in the grub boot list till you've restarted and tested that the new kernel works and nothing is wrong. you can then safely remove its entry in the grub list if you feel the need, or remove the old kernel entirely using synaptic.

    for those who are feeling adventurous the file to edit is /boot/grub/menu.lst though if you don't know what you're doing with it then you can get into trouble fast. always create backups of important system files before tinkering with them! There's a brief guide on editing here

    apparently just removing the old kernel version using synaptic will remove the entry in the grub boot list anyway, though I haven't tried it myself.

    hope that clarifies things a little for you 80)

    I am interested in purchasing one of these laptops but will be running ubuntu on it and want to make sure everything is compatible before purchasing. If someone gets it all going OK I'd be very interested to hear about it

    regards
    k3ito

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    Re: Acer Aspire 8920G

    I have had the same problem with sounds on my ACER Aspire 8920, and found 2 ways of solving this. I have them listed on my blog at http://jan.saell.org/blog/archives/30.
    In short:
    Way 1 - remove ALSA and install OSS4 - this works and gives sounds but i had problems with mics on that but playback was ok.

    Way 2
    1. Upgrade to ALSA 1.0.17 - not totally sure that that's fully required
    2. Set model to acer-aspire in /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base
    3. Download and compile hda-verb from here
    4. Copy the compiled program to /usr/local/bin
    5. Run the command (prefably from /etc/rc.local so it will happend every bootup): /usr/local/bin/hda-verb /dev/snd/hwC0D0 0x15 SET_EAPD_BTLENABLE 2
      And you have to run that as root

    That should give you sound working.

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