Hardy On Acer Aspire 3680

9 08 2008

Today did an installation of Ubuntu 8.04 on an Acer Aspire 3680, which up until this point was used as a Windows machine.

Turns out this model too has the Atheros AR5007EG (AR242x ) installed.
The same as the Aspire 5315.

In previous post i had described a fix for this card using ndiswrapper.
The same instructions are valid this time too.

Here’s the link : /hardy-on-acer-aspire-5315/

Hardy on Acer Aspire 5315

30 06 2008

Seems it has been more than a year since the last time i posted.
Ah well, here we go back at it.

These last few days we picked up a few Acer Aspire 5315 from PCCity.
Turns out these had Linpus 9.4 preinstalled. Not being familiar with this distro i politely asked someone from the staff if he knew what distro did this one fork from.

The answers went from Debian (no-no), to Slackware , to Suse.
Actually it turns out it’s Fedora.

Brought them back to the office. The laptops are really nice . Solid looking yet elegant.
Fired up the system to see what this Linpus thing is all about.

KDE based environment. Little too flashy too.
After messing around with it for a bit and figuring out that the Wifi-Radar application (python),
fails if no networks are found, and a few other tricks like this one, decided to start installing software.

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