View Full Version : Anyone know if the Acer TravelMate C310 Ubuntu compatible

June 23rd, 2006, 07:59 PM
I am somewhat considering getting this machine as a replacement for my current (crappy) laptop. However I cannot find any info if it supports Ubuntu, it's a Centrino and has a GeForce so wi-fi and video won't be issues, the thing I'm mostly concerned about is ACPI and the touchscreen (it's not a real touchscreen it needs a digitizer/stylus). I know that I could play around with a LiveCD but I don't know any store around here that sells them and I very much don't want to run Windows. If anyone has any info it will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

June 23rd, 2006, 09:49 PM
are you totally set on an acer? if not, my system76 came with dapper installed on it. (it's an asus box and motherboard.)

June 25th, 2006, 06:31 AM
System76 aren't agreeable with me as far as specs go. I checked them out earlier. I'm not too set on Acer but I do like that particular unit as I found it for like 1350 @ www.zipzoomfly.com and it's a tablet, which makes it even better of course. I hear Acer machines are generally Linux friendly and the specs suggest that it should run fine but ACPI and the tablet components might be an issue.

June 27th, 2006, 09:56 PM
In case anyone else would be interested I did manage to find something that suggests that C310 works with Ubuntu. The person had it running Breezy and had a minor issue with it, no report on Dapper though but seeing as how my current laptop has gotten much better with Dapper my guess is it will work well.