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    Thumbs down Acer Aspire 4820TG/5820TG TimelineX Thread

    My Problems and Solutions so far for the Acer Aspire TimelineX 4820TG running Ubuntu 10.04 (32-bit).
    I created this thread because this laptop is very new, but I see high potential in it and think more and more user will show up with the 4820TG aswell. Please share your solutions/problems and feel free to help me try solving any of these problems.
    I am very new to linux and would love to start using it for real, but until I solve these problems I'm unfortunately going to keep on using Windows in my dual-boot setup.

    Installation:Smooth!
    Problem 1:Ethernet not working
    Solution:
    Download driver, specifically "AR81Family Linux Driver" from http://partner.atheros.com/Drivers.aspx.
    Code:
    tar zxvf AR81Family-Linux-v1.0.1.9.tar.gz
    sudo su
    apt-get install build-essential
    apt-get install linux-generic-header
    make install
    modprobe atl1e
    Problem 2:AC Adapter Status always showed as plugged in/Battery status not available
    Solution:
    ???
    Problem 3: Power consumption way higher than necessary
    Because this laptop has switchable graphics, and I am only interested in using the low-power intel onboard and not the ATI 5470. Can't find out how to only use the intel and deactivate the ATI. Not possible through BIOS, only possible to deactivate the Intel to only use the ATI Getting 2 hours instead of the promised 5-8 hours.
    Solution:
    ???
    Last edited by Amivit; July 19th, 2010 at 10:15 PM.

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    Re: Acer Aspire 4820TG TimelineX Thread

    Hy I have the same notebook. I had already resolve the problem of Ethernet card. I don't know how to fix the battery problem, but I can help you with this:

    Problem 4: Multitouch

    1) create a file named .touchpad.sh in your home
    2) open the file and copy these line into it:

    Code:
    #!/bin/sh
    
    sleep 10
    xinput set-int-prop "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" "Two-Finger Scrolling" 8 1
    xinput set-int-prop "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" "Synaptics Two-Finger Scrolling" 8 1 1
    xinput set-int-prop "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" "Synaptics Two-Finger Pressure" 32 10
    xinput set-int-prop "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" "Synaptics Two-Finger Width" 32 8
    The sleep time is necessary.
    3) make the file executable with
    Code:
    chmod u+x ./.touchpad.sh
    4) add the file file in autostart application: system->preference->autostart application

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    Re: Acer Aspire 4820TG TimelineX Thread

    giova.86, awesome! I didn't even realize it wasen't working as I didn't even know the laptop had that feature. I testet it in Windows and it worked. After applying your fix it worked in Ubuntu aswell! One step closer to being able to use Ubuntu fulltime :b

    Keep it coming people! One of the things I admire with the Linux community, everyone being able to help eachother ^^
    Last edited by Amivit; May 28th, 2010 at 12:39 PM.

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    Re: Acer Aspire 4820TG TimelineX Thread

    any 4820TG users got their wifi working?

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    Re: Acer Aspire 4820TG TimelineX Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffysg View Post
    any 4820TG users got their wifi working?
    Mine worked by default. Even injection with aircrack :O
    What does your lspci say?

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    Re: Acer Aspire 4820TG TimelineX Thread

    I've requested for help in this thread as well.
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=9368364#post9368364




    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor DRAM Controller (rev 12)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor PCI Express x16 Root Port (rev 12)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 12)
    00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset HECI Controller (rev 06)
    00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 05)
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio (rev 05)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev 05)
    00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 6 (rev 05)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 05)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev a5)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 5 Series Chipset LPC Interface Controller (rev 05)
    00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset 4 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 05)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset SMBus Controller (rev 05)
    00:1f.6 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Thermal Subsystem (rev 05)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Redwood [Radeon HD 5600 Series]
    01:00.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc Redwood HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 5600 Series]
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications AR8151 v1.0 Gigabit Ethernet (rev c0)
    03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation WiFi Link 6000 Series (rev 35)
    7f:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture Generic Non-core Registers (rev 02)
    7f:00.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture System Address Decoder (rev 02)
    7f:02.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Link 0 (rev 02)
    7f:02.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Physical 0 (rev 02)
    7f:02.2 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved (rev 02)
    7f:02.3 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved (rev 02)
    Last edited by jeffysg; May 31st, 2010 at 09:59 AM.

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    Re: Acer Aspire 4820TG TimelineX Thread

    bump!

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    Re: Acer Aspire 4820TG TimelineX Thread

    bump!

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    Re: Acer Aspire 4820TG TimelineX Thread

    bump bump bump!

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    Thumbs down Re: Acer Aspire 4820TG TimelineX Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Amivit View Post
    Problem 3: Power consumption way higher than necessary
    Because this laptop has switchable graphics, and I am only interested in using the low-power intel onboard and not the ATI 5470. Can't find out how to only use the intel and deactivate the ATI. Not possible through BIOS, only possible to deactivate the Intel to only use the ATI Getting 2 hours instead of the promised 5-8 hours.
    Solution:
    ???
    You can check http://asusm51ta-with-linux.blogspot.com/ for switchable graphic solution example.
    Kernel >=2.6.34 (containing switcheroo) is available via ppa - f.i. http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v2.6.34-rc7-lucid/

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