Acer TravelMate B115-M

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Acer Travelmate B115 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.

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Specifications

NameTravelMate B115-M
ProcessorIntel Pentium N3540 64Bit 4cores max. 2,16Ghz
Screen12“ 1366×768 nonglare
RAM4GiB
HDDSeagate SATA 500GB
Optical Driven.a.
GraphicsIntel ValleyView Gen7
NetworkGigaBit Ethernet, Intel 7260 Wireless, Bluetooth)

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes-
ScreenYes-
HDDYes-
Optical Driven.a.-
Graphics ChipYes-
VGA Outn.a.-
DVI Portn.a.-
HDMI PortYes-
DisplayPortn.a.-
Touch Screenn.a.-
SoundYes-
Bulti-in MicrophoneNot Tested-
Headphone JackNot Tested-
Microphone Jackn.a.-
EthernetYes-
WirelessYessee below
BluetoothYes-
WWANn.a.-
Modemn.a.-
USBYes2xUSB 2.0,1xUSB 3.0
ESATAn.a.-
Firewiren.a.-
Card ReaderYes-
ExpressCard Slotn.a.-
Fingerprint Readern.a.-
WebcamYes-
Smart Card Readern.a.-
Docking Stationn.a.-
Touch PadYestapping too sensitive, not adjustable
Track Pointn.a.-
Fingerprint Readern.a.-
Suspend/ResumeYes-

Notes

Good, performant and silent unit (no fan), Battery duty cycle > 7h (medium brightness,~30% WiFi on),
short charging time 50% ~1h

Summary

A.m. with Xubuntu 14.04.2 and MintXfce Rebecca 64 bit EFI installation (secureboot disabled),
Broadcom Wireless Card replaced with a.m. Intel type to avoid driver problems.
Replacing is easy and takes about 15'. The B115 can easily be opened, replacing
the SATA disk with a SSD unit should be no problem. The note(net)book was bought without OS.
Fn keys: sound works, brightness works with BootOption
'GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=“quiet splash acpi_backlight=vendor”'(not with Mint),
WiFi on/off doesn't work but can easily be substituted with 'rfkill' commands.
Brightness keys under MintXfce Rebecca can comfortably be substituted with
Xfce brightness plugin for the panel.
If somebody should find a solution for the nonworking Fn keys, please add a hint here.


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