View Full Version : Fedora on Acer Aspire 1502
30th April 2004, 01:33 PM
I've just one question: I would like to buy a laptop based on AMD64 processore but I don't know if there are some problems of compatibility of Fedora Core 1 (x86_64 version) with Acer Aspire 1502. Does anybody know if there are some kind of issues about it, or some kind of problems??
1st May 2004, 12:25 AM
You might want to try asking the x86_64 list too (redhat). Although laptop questions have gone unanswered there in the past...
18th July 2004, 10:47 AM
I bought a Acer Aspire 1501 with amd 64 this week and I try to run FC2. I got a few problems, like the ati disply driver that doesnīt support x86_64. With a little hack around u got the FC2 running.
All in all i only can say, itīs a great notebook.
18th July 2004, 11:20 AM
I've got an Acer Aspire 1502, and its an alright notebook. It may not look like much, but its really fast and the screen is beautiful.
Some of the things that I had to setup manually when I installed Fedora Core 2:
- Sound. Needed to add a few things to the /etc/modprobe.conf so that sound wouldn't be crackling. Not a big deal, but still annoying .
- ATI. The default install of Fedora uses the VESA driver. A quick change to one line in xorg.conf made it use the default Radeon driver. It's not fabulous, but it serves my needs.
- Winmodem. This doesn't work at all under x86-64, but does work on the x86 version with a little tweaking.
- Wireless. Haven't tried. Buy me a wireless hub, and I'll give it a whirl :D
- CPU Speed. The CPU runs at maximum speed, and so drains the battery quite quickly (about 2+ hours use, instead of 3). No idea how you configure it and all efforts have met with failure.
- Builtin SD card reader is unused. No idea how to configure it, and have had no need to.
But its a good notebook, and well worth the money. Upgrade the harddisk to a 7200RPM model and get 1 GB of memory, and you've got yourself one *sweet* Linux laptop.
12th August 2007, 04:49 PM
For the Acer aspire Laptop card reader solution:
You must load these two modules to work with card reader.
FIRST : REMOVE THE CARD FROM THE READER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AS superuser type in console :
1. /sbin/modprobe tifm_core <enter>
2. /sbin/modprobe tifm_sd <enter>
3. insert the card into reader and voila under Computer you will have another drive -> the card reader
Note : if you want to automate these modules loading do the following :
edit the /etc/modprobe.conf file
add these :
alias mmc_core tifm_core
alias mmc_card tifm_sd
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