Installing Suse 10.1 on an Acer TM2428AWXMi



I highly recommend this Laptop for Linux. Not only does it have exceptional specifications at a very good price but the installation was a breeze.

Hardware Specifications for Acer TM2428AWXMi


Table 1: General Hardware Specifications of Acer

Hardware

Status under Linux

Notes

Intel Centrino mobile technology Pentium M 735

works

No special procedure required during installation

14.1 " WXGA widescreen TFT LCD

works

No special procedure required during installation

RAM

works

No special procedure required during installation

Pointing Device

works

No special procedure required during installation

Sound

works

No special procedure required during installation

Optical Drives

works

No special procedure required during installation

Graphics Card

works

No special procedure required during installation

1GB, DDR2 RAM

works

No special procedure required during installation

USB 2.0 ports

works

No special procedure required during installation

Modem

Doesn't work

Winmodem

Wlan Card

works with intervention

Requires Intel proprietary firmware

Network Card

works

No special procedure required during installation



WLAN card

The Intel 2200BG card requires a Intel proprietary software.

NOTE: In case you are wondering, this firmware won't permanently affect the card. Thus it can safely be used even if this is a dual boot laptop.

Fax/Modem

Couldn't get it to work. You can send me a email if you find a way to make it work for you.

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Last updated: Friday, January 12, 2007