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Acer Aspire 6930


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire 6930 laptop.
This guide is intended to provide you details on how well this laptop works with Linux and which modules you need to configure. For details on how to actually install and configure the required modules have a look at our guides section for distribution specific instructions.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Acer Aspire 6930. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Acer Aspire 6930 page on LapWik.

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For full specifications see the Acer Aspire 6930 specifications page.

NameAcer Aspire 6930
ProcessorIntel® Core™ 2 Duo processor P7350/T5800
Screen16“ WXGA (1366×768) Widescreen
RAMUp to 4GB
HDDUp to 500GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
NetworkEthernet, Intel 5100 802.11abgn

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveWorks
SoundWorksMicrophone does not work → can be made working by using realtek's driver
56K ModemNot Tested
Card ReaderWorks
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderWorks


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21-03-10 Fingerprint Reader Works


You can enter a summary of how well the Acer Aspire 6930 works with Linux here.


Cam, 2014/03/15 20:43

I have an Espire 6930 and cannot get the HDMI sound to come throught he TV. The old laptop worked with the same HDMI cable. I get great picture but no sound it just comes through the laptops speakers. Any ideas ??


Nahomi24, 2011/12/07 12:18

Iam running Ubuntu 11.10 and iam having issues with the graphics…not recognized

usaskiteam, 2010/07/24 04:33

I installed Linux Mint on my acer laptop (aspire 6920). Comparing the sound to when I was running Windows Vista on this laptop the sound is 'light'. I have played with the configs under 'alsamixer' but I cannot get the volume to the same level I was able to achieve under the Windows OS. Have other people had issues with this? What kind of solutions have been found for this issue?


Dejan, 2010/10/16 21:11

For the Internal MIC fix follow:

n3storm, 2010/05/26 09:07

Hi everyone,

This laptop doesn't have Bluetooth hardware inside, just the button to activate/deactivate it (I have seen that in other laptops too)

In Ubuntu Lucid most sound problems are solved. Mic works but records too noisy.
Some drawbacks with wifi though, maybe because I didn't make a clean install.

Battery still have problems, like saying it's connected but it isn't.


migsie, 2010/04/04 11:44

hi ya i have got a acer aspire 6930 laptop and i need to format the whole laptop . i did this once , but now again i need to do it , but i cant remember how do i format it . could u pls help me in this. pls pls pls
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Dave, 2010/03/16 23:50

i have exacly the same problem noblow91,


executorvs, 2010/03/17 02:06

hey, what version of ubuntu are you using?

Francois MAROT, 2009/11/29 19:14

Make the microphone work with Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala 64bit
With Karmic 9.10 64 the mic was not working so I had to install ALSA 1.021 instead of 1.0.20 provided with Karmic.
As instructed on, I added a ppa:
- sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ricotz/unstable
then run: sudo apt-get update
then launch synaptic and upgrade the following libraries: alsa-base, alsa-utils lib32asound2, libasound2, libasound2-plugins, linux-sound-base
I also installed alsamixergui & libfltk1.1
Then on the command line, run alsamixer, select only capture peripherals with “tab” key and:
- set mic boost at max, “capture” to about 2/3 , “capture 1” to 0, as Input Source select “int mic”. Then exit with escape and the mic should work :)

karali, 2010/02/07 20:21

Hi ya590

Does ethernet works in 9.10 64bit? It does not work in 32bit.
Also I have problems with usb ports. I cannot mount the usb disks also.

Francois MAROT, 2010/02/07 21:36

Hi, no problem for me with ethernet in Ubuntu 9.10 64bit.
For USB, the first time I installed I then upraded the packages and had problems. Since, I reinstalled Ubuntu 9.10 but without upgrading the “udev” and “libgudev” packages. It works correctly for now. Don't know if the problems are solved by any recent upgrade though… I'll have to test some day. But at least, if you make sure never to select those 2 packages while updating, it should work correctly for you too.

ya590, 2009/09/21 04:02

j'ai un probleme avec mes port USB ils ne veulent plus fonctionner il est ecrit qu'ils sont émulé que faire?????

Merci de repondre vite.

bart_bender, 2009/08/19 19:22

I have the nvidia version, with mandriva 2009.1

the HDMI sound output not work.

kevin, 2009/07/17 12:21

I have just spent 20 mins trying to turn the wireless on on this machine but running windows. Finally got it switched on by pressing it multiple times.

john the pimp, 2009/06/25 21:35

this laptop rules mEN NNNNNNNNNNNNNNN:-P:-P:-P:-PBold Text:-P:FIXDELETEMEME-P:-P:-P:-P:-P

wolas, 2009/06/12 17:40

now with kernel 2.6.30 sound and microphone works

Ricey, 2009/07/12 18:38

Did you install/configure anything else?

I have the 2.6.30 kernel and the mic still doesn't work


berna, 2009/04/09 11:13

we purchased a new acer aspire 6930g .but now the touchpad click is not working.instead we have to click on the right button next to the fingerprint control.please let me know what to do.

Yangson, 2009/05/17 17:12

Hi all!
I saw people asking about the Tuba Bass and I just finished the adjust here at my 6930.
I'm using Mandriva 2009.1 (rocking by the way) with Gnome. I just added this line at /etc/modprobe.conf

options snd_hda_intel model=acer

still using Pulse Audio and is working pretty cool… This Tuba thing rocks!

Tnx all!

Tanya, 2009/03/31 06:59

I have the acer ASPIRE 6930G and im trying to use the fingerprint this and it says i have to press a Hot key but i can't find a Hot key on my Labtop can someone like tell me??!?!?!?!?!?

Francois MAROT, 2009/03/31 07:03

Which OS are you on ?
For what I know, the fingerprint system is located between the 2 buttons of the touchpad, but I don't know any hotkey related to it…

ashish shankar, 2009/03/02 08:38

I have installed Red Hat Entriprise edition 5.1 in m laptop,
but it didn't detect the ethrnet card for it i'm looking for its driver for linux,
Can any body tell me where i found it.
Thanks in advance…..

roman, 2009/02/15 12:10

how exactly have you guys got wireless work? is there any HOW TO or something like that?i Did some searching, and didnt find anything..Thank you

ryan, 2009/02/17 20:12

I have the same problem I can't get the antenna to turn on after I installed kubuntu 8.04 on my Aspire 6930. I very new to Kubuntu. I don't know how to even start.

Francois MAROT, 2009/02/17 21:28

From what I remember, there is nothing particular to install. At least on Ubuntu 8.10. Ryan, try with Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) to be sure.
Then, there are 2 things to act onto:
- the digital wifi button (4th button from the right on the upper keyboard). Its color is orange when activated.
- the “enable wireless” checkbox which appears when you right click on the “network connection” applet in the taskbar.
If I remember correctly, the 1st time it didn t work until I had activated both AND rebooted.
For those whose wifi connection don't work, what is the color of the digital wifi button ? Is it orange ?
Did you try to *left* click on the network applet in the taskbar to see the list of wifi connections ?

executorvs, 2009/02/17 23:13

8.10 sometimes requires you to disable and re-able wireless a few times using the NM-applet menu.

ryan, 2009/02/18 02:29

I installed ubuntu instead of kubuntu because it seems like there is more support or info for ubuntu. When I push the hot key to activate the wireless antenna it brings up a help file in ubuntu. Is there a way to reconfigure the hotkey to do what it is supposed to do. I think this is the problem. If I'm able to turn it on the the network manager could find my wireless network. I just don't know how to do that.

ryan, 2009/02/18 18:31

I'm sorry it's working correct for the hotkey to get a browser for the internet. The hotkey for the wireless network antenna doesn't do anything and the light doesn't change color. Will installing the drivers help? Or is this another issue?

executorvs, 2009/02/18 20:22

The problem has to do with windows based firmware for the wireless power functions.

I haven't compared the package versions in mint 6 vs ubuntu 8.10, but as intrepid is the base from which felicia is built they should be similar.

In Linux Mint the wireless button is mapped correctly but doesn't work well (read turns it off but rarely turns it on).

What I normally do to turn wireless on is right-click the network manager applet in the taskbar, uncheck enable wireless, and wait a few seconds and recheck it. I sometimes have to repeat it 2 maybe three times but it turns on without needing to restart.

ryan, 2009/02/18 23:28

Well this is what I've done so far. I've downloaded device manager and installed it. For some reason it didn't come with ubuntu 8.04 that I have. I downloaded the vista driver for the built in wireless card. I'm following instructions in the book ubuntu 8.04 came in. It says to look in Device manager and find the network card to find make and model of wifi hardware. Looking at it all I see is Intel corporation and connection is PCI. It doesn't state the model. I found the info.udi line that gives me the PCI ID of 8086:4232 but I can't look up the make and model to see if NdisWrapper works works with it. Do I need to find out how to turn on the antenna or will fixing the drivers make it work. Right now ubuntu is not detecting any networks and I have it working with this computer now I'm typing in. Please help this newbie.

executorvs, 2009/02/19 05:22

I'm going to suggest you use a slightly more recent ubuntu. 8.10 works without difficulty other than some minor bugs like firefox fullscreening on open. Linux mint 6 (Mint Felicia) is ubuntu 8.10 with some minor changes the medibuntu repository preinstalled, but any help from the forums could be applied to it. it has resolved some of the bugs with drivers and things like firefox fullscreening.

Steven , 2009/03/27 08:51

Hi, I had problems with ubuntu 8.10 with stability of my wireless connection (most of the time can not connect at all).

My workaround: On the wireless router, a linksys cc543030 I select network mode G-only (versus mixed, B-only). This helps for me.
Further security setting: WPA preshared key, TKIP.

Ashley, 2009/04/10 23:37

for those having wireless trouble with their Acer laptop on Ubuntu, if the orange light doesn't come on open a terminal and type “sudo ifconfig wlan0 up”. That'll enable the wireless. Doesn't always work but most of the time it does.

Would love to hear more solutions though. It's my only complaint.

executorvs, 2009/04/11 19:57

the wireless and bluetooth issues are both fixed in ubuntu jaunty. while Jaunty(9.04) is still in beta it is already more stable than intrepid(8.10).

problems in jaunty that haven't been resolved are the sound issues i.e. the ports and internal mic not working. I've already reported the bugs on launchpad. I am planning on including a more thorough analysis this evening, including the work arounds here after I test them all and some of the alternates found in the forums.

Steven, 2009/04/01 10:07

After playing with all the hotkey's and rebooting my wireless didnt come up anymore.

After looking at dmesg output i found “radio disabled by HW RF kill switch”. Now i dont know where this hardware kill switch is, or which action induced it.

My solution to get it working again:

open terminal from accessoiry menu.

sudo su
gedit /etc/modprobe.d/options

add the following two lines at the end of the file:

options iwlagn disable=0
options acer-wmi wireless=1

now reboot your laptop. Wireless should work!

Mike, 2010/04/15 23:34

Thank you Steven, awesome. I've been unable to get the Atheros card to work on my Acer Aspire One with Mint 8 Helena until now. Final part of the puzzle solved. Thank you.

Running Acer Aspire ZG5 SSD 8 Gb, upgraded with 320 Gb SATA, 1.5 Gb Ram, Touchscreen, built in bluetooth and 3G/GPS all running on Mint. Most modable laptop ever.

Francois MAROT, 2009/02/06 10:15

For those interested, I managed to make the headphone output work by adding the following line in /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base :

options snd-hda-intel model=auto

For the microphone (or line-in) jack to work, I used the script provided in the 1st page of this post:
But the internal mic still doesn t work… :/

Steven, 2009/03/27 16:21

I made the internal mic work under ubuntu 8.10 on my Acer 6930G.

Will take you a little bit of work, I'll start with some preparations:
1) Install by sudo apt-get install the following: g++, xmlto
2) You will need alsaconf (which is not part of ubuntu)
2a) install ncurses (download and install ncurses_5.6+20071124.orig.tar.gz, the INSTALL text contains a lot of text, dont get distracted by it, follow steps, skip extensive testing).
2b) install alsaconf (download and install alsa-utils-1.0.19.tar.bz2)
3) Download realtek's linux driver
3a) Follow manual build instructions (as applicable for Ubuntu)

You're done. You may need to stop & start alsa (/etc/init.d/alsasound restart)
Run alsamixer (to get channels of mute).
I recommend apt-get install kmix. In kmix go to settings, select all channels. So you can set an appropriate recoring level for the mic for if you test with sound recorder.
Skype will automatically adjust recording levels of the mic.

Works like a charm! Skype video chat with internal mic and internal cam works beautiful.

To check the realtek thingy is loaded, enter: lsmod | grep realtek
Should display some lines.

Hope this helps u all.

Steven, 2009/03/27 16:57

… and u may want to add the following line:

options snd-hda-intel model=ACER

at the end of /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base

Francois MAROT, 2009/03/30 13:14

Thanks Steven, it works ! Thank you so much.
So I tested to install the driver in both Ubuntu 8.04 and 9.04 beta 1. Here is how I did it, for those interested.
I only installed the driver by running the following command in folder “alsa-driver-1.0.19-5.11”:
sudo ./configure
sudo make
sudo make install
Then I modified the file ”/etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf” and added the following lines:
options snd-hda-intel model=ACER

# ALSA portion
alias char-major-116 snd
alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
# OSS/Free portion
alias char-major-14 soundcore
alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0
# card #1
alias sound-service-0-0 snd-mixer-oss
alias sound-service-0-1 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-3 snd-pcm-oss
alias sound-service-0-8 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-12 snd-pcm-oss

Then, the mic can be enable in the OS “volume control” applet.
Yeah !

Steven, 2009/03/31 15:27

hi, the only thing not working for me still was the tuba bass / cinebass.

To get the Bass working, i followed this link (installed hda-verb):

That post talks about toggling the headphone mute to enable Bass.. for me this has no influence, but i can set the Bass Level by setting the “Side channel” volume.
E.g. by running alsamixer from the terminal.

iasenko, 2009/04/04 23:08

hi,I love my 6935G so here is what I found for this TUBA problem in the post :
“No sound on Acer Aspire 8920G with H.Heron 8.04 Beta x86_64 and Realtek ALC889 and Intel HDA 82801H ”

chek the last 2 posts,

The new Alsa Realtek High Definition Audio Driver package is available

I'm just a ubuntu newbie, so if anybody can make a siple step-by-step guide , It will be perfect :)
sry for my bad English, I hope this was a usful information:)

obi22, 2009/04/12 21:10

hi, to get tuba working
1. add a line at /etc/modeprobe.d/alsa-base :
options snd-hda-intel model=ACER
2. at system volume control turn on front playback

obi22, 2009/05/02 10:34

… or Side channels

ANOM, 2009/05/28 11:21

the download link is broken, just go to>downloads>highdefenition audio codecs>linux

giacomo, 2009/06/08 19:09

hi, i'd like to use the internal microphone on my 6930,
i can't download drivers, always error from realtek server…
could you upload them on a website like mediafire or rapidshare?? thanks


giacomo, 2009/06/08 19:31

i've downloaded them from (thanks google :D )

if i try to install driver, i can't, i receive a g++ error i suppose, what i should try to do!?!?

giacomo@acer:~/realtek-linux-audiopack-5.11/alsa-driver-1.0.19-5.11$ sudo ./configure
checking for gcc… gcc
checking for C compiler default output file name… a.out
checking whether the C compiler works… yes
checking whether we are cross compiling… no
checking for suffix of executables…
checking for suffix of object files… o
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler… yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g… yes
checking for gcc option to accept ISO C89… none needed
checking for ranlib… ranlib
checking for a BSD-compatible install… /usr/bin/install -c
checking how to run the C preprocessor… gcc -E
checking for grep that handles long lines and -e… /bin/grep
checking for egrep… /bin/grep -E
checking for ANSI C header files… yes
checking for an ANSI C-conforming const… yes
checking for inline… inline
checking whether time.h and sys/time.h may both be included… yes
checking whether gcc needs -traditional… no
checking for current directory… /home/giacomo/realtek-linux-audiopack-5.11/alsa-driver-1.0.19-5.11
checking cross compile…
checking for directory with kernel source… /lib/modules/2.6.28-12-generic/build
checking for directory with kernel build…
checking for kernel linux/version.h… yes
checking for kernel linux/autoconf.h… yes
checking for kernel version… 2.6.28-12-generic
checking for GCC version… ./configure: eval: line 5183: syntax error near unexpected token `)'
./configure: eval: line 5183: `my_compiler_version=4.3.3-5ubuntu4)'
Kernel compiler: Used compiler: gcc (Ubuntu 4.3.3-5ubuntu4) 4.3.3

* Assuming the same compiler is used with the current system compiler.

* Please make sure that the same compiler version was used for building kernel.

checking for built-in ALSA… no
checking for existing ALSA module… yes
checking for Red Hat kernel… auto
checking for Red Hat kernel… no
checking for SUSE kernel… auto
checking for SUSE kernel… no
checking for updating alsa-kernel version.h… yes
checking for CONFIG_EXPERIMENTAL… yes
checking for directory to store kernel modules… /lib/modules/2.6.28-12-generic/kernel/sound
checking for verbose procfs… on
checking for verbose printk… on
checking for debug level… none
checking for ISA support in kernel… no
checking for processor type… x86_64
checking for i386 machine type… default
checking for i386 machine type… default
checking for ISA DMA API… yes
checking for 32bit compat support… yes
checking for kernel linux/config.h… no
Creating <linux/config.h>…
checking for deprecated linux/config.h… checking to modify of kernel linux/kmod.h… no
checking for kernel linux/utsrelease.h… yes
checking for kernel linux/compiler.h… yes
checking for kernel linux/pm.h… yes
checking for kernel linux/spinlock.h… yes
checking for kernel linux/irq.h… yes
checking for kernel linux/threads.h… yes
checking for kernel linux/rwsem.h… yes
checking for kernel linux/gameport.h… yes
checking for kernel media/v4l2-dev.h… yes
checking for kernel linux/devfs_fs_kernel.h… no
Creating a dummy <linux/devfs_fs_kernel.h>…
checking for kernel linux/highmem.h… yes
checking for kernel linux/workqueue.h… yes
checking for kernel linux/dma-mapping.h… yes
checking for kernel asm/hw_irq.h… yes
checking for kernel linux/device.h… yes
checking for kernel linux/platform_device.h… yes
checking for kernel linux/isa.h… yes
checking for kernel linux/jiffies.h… yes
checking for kernel linux/compat.h… yes
checking for kernel linux/log2.h… yes
checking for kernel linux/adb.h… yes
checking for kernel linux/cuda.h… yes
checking for kernel linux/pmu.h… yes
checking for kernel linux/io.h… yes
checking for kernel linux/moduleparam.h… yes
checking for kernel linux/syscalls.h… yes
checking for kernel linux/firmware.h… yes
checking for kernel linux/err.h… yes
checking for kernel linux/bitmap.h… yes
checking for kernel linux/mutex.h… yes
checking for kernel linux/pm_qos_params.h… yes
checking for kernel linux/kthread.h… yes
checking for kernel asm/irq_regs.h… yes
checking for kernel linux/seq_file.h… yes
checking for kernel linux/debugfs.h… yes
checking for kernel module symbol versions… yes
checking for has ioport support… yes
checking for PCI support in kernel… yes
checking for I2C driver in kernel… yes
checking for I2C_POWERMAC in kernel… unknown
checking for firmware loader… yes
checking for input subsystem in kernel… yes
checking for pc-speaker platform in kernel… yes
checking for SMP… yes
checking for Video device support in kernel… yes
checking for ISA PnP driver in kernel… yes
checking for PnP driver in kernel… yes
checking for Kernel ISA-PnP support… no
checking for Kernel ISA-PnP module support… no
checking for strlcpy… yes
checking for snprintf… yes
checking for vsnprintf… yes
checking for scnprintf… yes
checking for sscanf… yes
checking for vmalloc_to_page… yes
checking for old kmod… no
checking for PDE… yes
checking for pci_set_consistent_dma_mask… yes
checking for pci_dev_present… yes
checking for msleep… yes
checking for msleep_interrupt… yes
checking for msecs_to_jiffies… yes
checking for tty→count is the atomic type… no
checking for video_get_drvdata… yes
checking for video_drvdata… yes
checking for V4L1 layer… yes
checking for io_remap_pfn_range… yes
checking for kcalloc… yes
checking for kstrdup… yes
checking for kstrndup… yes
checking for kzalloc… yes
checking for create_workqueue with flags… no
checking for pci_ioremap_bar… yes
checking for saved_config_space in pci_dev… yes
checking for new pci_save_state… yes
checking for register_sound_special_device… yes
checking for driver extra-version…
checking for driver version… 1.0.19
checking for dynamic minor numbers… no
checking for sequencer support… yes
checking for OSS/Free emulation… yes
checking for OSS PCM plugin system inclusion… yes
checking for RTC support… no
checking for HPET support… yes
checking for Procfs support… yes
checking for USB support… yes
checking for class_simple… no
checking for old driver suspend/resume callbacks… no
checking for removal of page-reservation for nopage/mmap… no
checking for nested class_device… no
checking for new IRQ handler… yes
checking for gfp_t… yes
checking for GFP_DMA32… yes
checking for page_to_pfn… yes
checking for PnP suspend/resume… yes
checking for device_create_drvdata… no
checking for new unlocked/compat_ioctl… yes
checking for x86-compatible PC… yes
checking for High-Res timers… yes
checking for kernel PCMCIA
checking for PCMCIA support… yes
checking for PC9800 support in kernel… no
checking for parallel port support… yes
checking for power management… yes
checking for CONFIG_HAS_DMA… yes
checking for cards to compile driver for… all
checking for additonal options to compile driver for… all
configure: creating ./config.status
config.status: creating version
config.status: creating Makefile.conf
config.status: WARNING: seems to ignore the –datarootdir setting
config.status: creating snddevices
config.status: creating utils/alsa-driver.spec
config.status: creating utils/buildrpm
config.status: creating toplevel.config
config.status: creating utils/alsasound
config.status: creating utils/alsasound.posix
config.status: creating include/pci_ids_compat.h
config.status: creating include/i2c-id_compat.h
config.status: creating include/config.h
config.status: include/config.h is unchanged
config.status: creating include/config1.h
config.status: include/config1.h is unchanged
config.status: creating include/version.h
config.status: include/version.h is unchanged
config.status: creating include/autoconf-extra.h
config.status: include/autoconf-extra.h is unchanged
Hacking autoconf.h…
giacomo@acer:~/realtek-linux-audiopack-5.11/alsa-driver-1.0.19-5.11$ sudo makemake dep
make[1]: ingresso nella directory «/home/giacomo/realtek-linux-audiopack-5.11/alsa-driver-1.0.19-5.11»
make[2]: ingresso nella directory «/home/giacomo/realtek-linux-audiopack-5.11/alsa-driver-1.0.19-5.11/acore»
copying file alsa-kernel/core/info.c
/home/giacomo/realtek-linux-audiopack-5.11/alsa-driver-1.0.19-5.11/utils/patch-alsa: 24: patch: not found
* [info.c] Errore 1
make[2]: uscita dalla directory «/home/giacomo/realtek-linux-audiopack-5.11/alsa-driver-1.0.19-5.11/acore»
make[1]: * [dep] Errore 1
make[1]: uscita dalla directory «/home/giacomo/realtek-linux-audiopack-5.11/alsa-driver-1.0.19-5.11»
* [include/sndversions.h] Errore 2

executorvs, 2009/02/05 05:35

As steve says everything except the integrated microphone seems to work (to be fair I haven't tested the modem). I haven't found a fix for the mic yet though, so share if you do.

I'm using MINT Felicia which is built from Ubuntu 8.10

web cam does look a little washed out, but it might be the lighting in my room.
both card readers work as do all of the buttons.

Steven, 2009/03/31 14:23

Hi, in case u subscribed to comments: the internal mic works, if you follow Francois instruction above ;)

biasquez, 2009/04/18 06:39

i followed Francois instruction, internal mic works but there is loud noise over my voice…about module option:
wrong option: options snd-hda-intel model=ACER
correct option: options snd-hda-intel model=acer

Francois MAROT, 2009/04/18 07:55

strange: I have ACERwritten in uppercase in my config file and it works ! What difference in usage do you have between the 2 ?

biasquez, 2009/04/19 13:48

it doesn't exist ACER option in Alsa doc but only acer or acer-aspire option..
i have these questions:
- do you have chip ALC888?
- front speaker works? subwoofer works? internal mic works with or without noise?


Francois MAROT, 2009/04/20 07:45

regarding acer written in uppercase or lower case, it works for me uppercase… maybe it doesn't matter ?
Regarding ALC888, I think so but was not able to make sure. nevertheless, all Acer 6930G have the same sound system.
The subwoofer maybe doesn't work, I'm not sure as I have speaker plugged on the computer I don't use the internal ones, & I would have to compare the sound to XP or Vista to make sure the subwoofer works or not. But the sound seems “light” so I think it does not work.
Regarding the internal mic, it sure has quite some background noise in it… But it seems usable for me.

executorvs, 2009/05/02 17:58

I believe the 6930s have the slightly updated ALC889 not the ALC888

laura, 2009/01/31 04:09

ok i am having the same problem as some of you. i am trying to connect to a bluetooth mouse and when i try to turn on the bluetooth i get the bightness control and nothing happens. also i had my web cam working (actually much better in Linux than in windows) and then i did an update and it doesn't work anymore. any advice?

Skreyola, 2009/11/05 17:20

Check your user manual. Although all models have the Bluetooth light-button, not all have a Bluetooth controller included.

Dot2Kode, 2009/01/27 02:50

I have the Acer Aspire Gemstone 6930 and I used Fedora 10 with no problems but I like trying different distro's like others enjoy games ;) I setup OpenSUSE 11.1 and I am more then impressed with how good it works with it. The installer with its Partition manager is by far the easiest I have used, it setup an Extended Partition and then divided it up perfectly…Excellent laptop and the price is unbeatable for the performance…

@Xak I came across the same thing with the WIFI button to disable WIFI and then having to reboot….sorta the same thing in vista when you hit the button to disable it and if you just try and enable by going to the Managing network's it doesnt enable it half the time until you hit the button again..

Xak, 2009/01/26 21:55

I have a 6930G and the WiFi works if you don't shutdown the computer with the WiFi off. Otherwise you need to turn on the WiFi by pressing the touch panel and then reboot the 6930. My WiFi will then come on when it's booted up. The brightness control comes up when I turn off my bluetooth but doesn't affect the bluetooth opperation - it's just a small glitch.

My card reader works fine.

My headphone jack doesn't seem to work though.

Caracole, 2009/01/24 14:54

To run the Live version of Ubuntu (8.04) I have like this:
After choosing the language, press F4 and select video mode without failure.
Ubuntu starts very well!

Pierre España

Pierre Henri, 2009/01/24 08:58

Hello, it is impossible to view using a live version on aspire 6930.
Is there a solution?
I use Ubuntu 8.04

Thank you Peter, España

vijay meena, 2009/01/24 06:20


I installed fedora 8 on it. My display is stretched because of wide-screen. When i try to set the screen resolution manually then it just does not show any options there. Acer provides driver for Vista which sets the display to desired resolution and everything is fine over there.

Can anybody help me in setting the display resolution so that my display does not get stretched ?


Bill Giannikos, 2009/01/24 06:48

Fedora 8 is too old for this laptop. Try Fedora 10.

sam, 2009/01/21 16:00

If this page is referring to Acer Aspire 6930-583G32MN
i would like to state that in qatar(middle east), it comes with a
256mb nvidia geforce 9300m gs and not a Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD as stated in this page.
these are the other configurations for the same laptop:
Intel core2 duo 1.86ghz
3Gb Ram
16”wxga screen

so i would like to ask all those guys who have put up posts here if they also have the same configuration and how it is for gaming.
i am planning to buy this in the coming days.

thanx sam

John, 2009/01/13 21:10

Installed OpenSuSE 11.1. Everything that I use worked right out the box with the exception of the screen resolution. I needed to manually set up the type of LCD screen then set the resolution accordingly. I never use the webcam, or microphone, so I have no idea if they work. Wireless worked perfectly, even connecting to a WPA-2 connection.

Beautiful laptop, even more beautiful without windows and running SuSE.


Kody, 2008/12/07 17:23

I just bought this laptop and I am on the way to pick it up, of course as soon as it get's in the door linux will be waiting for it and I'll report back afterwords. I was amazed at what you get with this laptop for the price and looking for the last week online I have yet to find a “bad review” about it.

Steve, 2008/11/29 20:40

Acer 6930

I installed Ubuntu 8.10 64 bit on my Acer 6930. Things went smoothly. Everything works (including the Webcam) except the integrated mic (the one in the lid). I can get a plugged-in mic to work without any trouble. However, there does seem to be some minor problems with the “sound system”. Some of the alsa mixer controls don't seem to work the way they are supposed to.

Noblow91, 2009/01/20 21:11

i just got my 6930 and tried running the live ubuntu persistent disk on it and i couldnt get my wifi to work. every time i tried to start the bluetooth i got the brightness control. maybe im doing something wrong. and i didnt get a user manual so i have no idea how to turn on my wifi anyway.

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