Installing Debian (sid as of 2006-05-26) on Acer Aspire 1690

Last updated: 2006-05-26

General Hardware Specifications of Acer Aspire 1690:

Hardware Components
Status under Linux
Notes
Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.73GHz Works Kernel 2.6.16 needed to boot without kernel panics
ACPI (batterie status) Works First boot with acpi=no then update DSDT
CPU throtteling Works No special procedure required during installation.
15.3 WXGA TFT Display Works No special procedure required during installation.
4400 mAh Lithium-Ion Battery Works No special procedure required during installation
Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 04) Works No special procedure required during installation
ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility X700 (PCIE) Works Download ATI Linux driver
512MB RAM Works No special procedure required during installation
80 GB ATA Hard Drive Works No special procedure required during installation
DVD+-R DL Writer Drive Works No special procedure required during installation
Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5788 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 03) Works No special procedure required during installation
Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection (rev 05) Works Download ipw2200 firmware
Hibernation / Suspend-to-RAM unknown Not tested.
56k Modem unknown Not tested.
Firewire unknown Not tested.
TV-Out and external VGA Monitor unknown Not tested.
4-in-1 card reader DOES NOT WORK Apparently the "Texas Instruments PCIxx21/x515" is not yet supported by Linux?

This laptop is operating under Kernel version 2.6.16

Basic Installation of Debian sid (as of 2006-05-26):
Setting up additional features for Debian
... soon to come :)

Unresolved issues
Configuration Files
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