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Acer Aspire 1830 TimelineX


This is a compatibilty guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire 1830 TimelineX laptop.

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For full specifications see the Acer Aspire 1830 TimelineX specifications page.

|Name|Acer Aspire 1830 TimelineX|

ProcessorIntel® Core™ i5-430UM Mobile Processor (3MB Intel® Smart Cache, 1.2GHz)
Intel® Core™ i3-330UM Mobile Processor (3MB Intel® Smart Cache, 1.2GHz)
Screen11.6“ (1366×768) Widescreen
RAMUp to 4GB
HDDup to 500GB
Optical DriveNone
GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000 802.11b/g/n or Broadcom Wireless

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorNot Tested
ScreenNot Tested
HDDNot Tested
GraphicsNot Tested
SoundNot Tested
EthernetPartialThe ethernet controller doesn't work with current Linux distributions but support will be added for Ubuntu 10.04. It may work with Fedora 13 but that wasn't tested.
WirelessWorksThe Intel wireless controller works just fine. For the Broadcom controller in Ubuntu you need to activate it via the Hardware Drivers program.
BluetoothNot Tested
ModemNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested


Laptop was tested with Ubuntu 10.04.


The Acer Aspire 1830 TimelineX at the moment doesn't have the best hardware support for Linux but this should all be fixed in Ubuntu 10.10, Fedora 14 and other newer Linux distributions.

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