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    Jul 2006

    Aspire Aspire TimelineX 4830T

    Hey anybody own this model? This is not the GT with a nvidia graphics card. My current status:

    • Wireless (out of box)
    • Suspend (out of box)
    • Audio (kernel 3 + manual fix)
    • Graphics (kernel 3 + edgers xorg)
    • Brightness (acpi option in boot)
    • Battery life - around 5 hours
    • CPU Scaling (out of box)
    • External monitor setup - manual editing

    Note: I upgraded to the xorg edgers kernel version and froze it at 3.0.0-8 because everything is working. Maybe some bugs are fixed in later versions.

    Audio Out:
    Upgrade to kernel 3 to receive the patch for audio. Headphone jack sense not working. I manually disable the speakers with hda-verb /dev/snd/hwC0D0 0x1f SET_PIN_WIDGET_CONTROL 0

    Audio In:
    Microphone does not work unless you use hda analyzer and set Node[0x23] PIN Val[0] and Val[1] to different values (i like 2,3)

    Use xorg edgers, which contains a kernel 3.0 upgrade. Install kernel, new xorg, and forced a stuck package to upgrade. This makes graphics pretty snappy (I can now use blur in compiz)

    Not sure, this might have worked out of box. If not try adding acpi_osi=Linux to your boot options (edit in file /etc/default/grub the line containing GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX, then run sudo update-grub)

    Battery Life:
    With powertop I noticed that lots of interrupts were being generated from the card reader. Disable the card reader: sudo rmmod rts_pstor.

    CPU Scaling:

    External Monitor:
    I have a large monitor that should be the only one on when it is plugged in. I ended up setting both my ~/.config/monitors.xml and also /etc/gnome-settings-daemon/xrandr/monitors.xml to:
    <monitors version="1">
          <output name="LVDS1">
          <output name="VGA1">
          <output name="HDMI1">
          <output name="DP1">
    The best way is to have both monitors on with the gnome-monitor-properties tool, and save the configuration. Then go in and delete everything except for [vendor, product, serial] for the monitor you want to keep off.

    Hope this helps, I'll try to keep this thread updated if anyone finds something cool/mistakes.

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    Last edited by davidY; September 26th, 2011 at 06:55 PM.

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