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  1. #1
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    Acer Aspire 5517

    I have an opportunity to get an Acer Aspire 5517 for only $300 and I'd like to put Ubuntu on it. Does anyone know if this works with Ubuntu? All I could find was that the wireless is problematic.

    thanks

  2. #2
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    Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

    Red face Re: Acer Aspire 5517

    Wireless network is not a problem anymore. Using ubuntu 10.04 beta, and it detected the "Broadcom STA wireless card driver" which is working great.

    Surprisingly inbuilt webcam is given but no microphone!!!

    External mic is not working. And till now despite extensive search, couldn't find a solution to get it worked.

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    Re: Acer Aspire 5517

    I just installed Ubuntu 10.04 on my new Acer Aspire 5517 and it did NOT detect wireless hardware either by default or by the restricted drivers manager. what should I do?

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