Installing (K)Ubuntu 6.10 on an Acer Aspire 3690-2914

Last updated: Sat 10 Mar 2007

General Hardware Specifications of Acer Aspire 3690

Hardware Components

Status under Linux

Notes

Intel(R) Celeron(R) M CPU 420 @ 1.60GHz

Works

No special procedure required during installation.

15.4 WXGA+ TFT Display

Works

You will neeed to install 915resolution to get 1280x800 otherwise works perfectly at 1280x768. (This is a Bios problema. Without the 915resolution linux only works with 24 bits, but the Bios specifies it with 16 bits)

Intel Mobile 945GM

Works; 3D acceleration works too

No special procedure required during installation.

512 MB DDR2

Works

No special procedure required during installation

60 GB 5400RPM Hard Drive

Works

No special procedure required during installation

Floppy Drive

Not present

USB floppy drive should work but not tested

Integrated Network Card & Internal Broadcom Wireless Networking

Works

It's a Broadcom 4318, so the best way to make it run is to install the bcm43xx-firmware and the knetworkmanager.
http://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/WLAN/Broadcom_bcm43xx?highlight=%28Broadcom%29
http://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/Networkmanager
http://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/WLAN/wpa_supplicant

Internal 56k Modem

Unknown

Untried; could be unsupported

DVD/ CD-RWCombo

Works

No special procedure required during installation

6-Cell Lithium-Ion Battery

Works

No special procedure required during installation

Intel 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller

Works

No special procedure required during installation

Scrollpad/side scroll/4-way buttons

Works

No special procedure required during installation

PCMCIA Slot

Works

No special procedure required during installation

Multi Card Reader

Unknown

Untried; could be unsupported

Bluetooth Adaptor

Unknown

Untried; could be unsupported



Basic Installation of (K)Ubuntu