Ubuntu 9.04 on Acer Aspire 4937G

I recently purchased an Acer Aspire 4937G, laptop. The configuration is as below.

  • ntel Core2 Duo T7450 2.13GHz
  • 4GB DDR3 Ram
  • Nvidia G105M Graphics Adapter
  • 14″ Glossy Display
  • 320GB Harddisk (Though the usable portion is around 270GB)

This laptop comes branded as a Multimedia Laptop which is supposed to have built in DVD player application (embeded), But I couldn’t yet discover how to get it to work, without Vista. (I may have corrupted the specific application partition (which has a embeded XP) when installing linux as it gives a HAL error when I load it through the GRUB).

The ubuntu installation went on fine, and most of the hardware are working. An important point to note is that the wireless networking adaptor didn’t work while booting using the ubuntu 9.04 live cd, but worked fine when running from harddisk. Also the spdif out didn’t give any thing unless the surround volume in alsa is up and unmuted. Also auto matic front muting doesn’t work when the headphone is plugged to the spdif/headphone out.

I have not yet tested the fingerprint, and currently working on getting the FN+Up and FN+Down to increase and decrease the volume. Will post the progress as things go on


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