Acer Travelmate 4101WLMI and Ubuntu

I added the information about my new laptop to the Ubuntu wiki page for acer laptops. I'm not too bothered that the built in ethernet and wireless networking don't work, because I still have the external cards from my old laptop, and I'm sure they'll work in some future version. Suspend would be nice, though it never worked on my old Dell either. The lack of true widescreen resolution is more annoying (Fuzzy) though, and the 855resolution hack just makes my screen scrollable instead of squeezing everything into the screen size.

However, I am incredibly pleased that the keyboard's volume buttons work. Even the gimmicky volume knob on the GNOME Event Box's german wireless keyboard works. It shows a little temporary window with a picture and a level bar. Maybe it's part of GNOME. My priorities are clearly not ideal.

2 thoughts on “Acer Travelmate 4101WLMI and Ubuntu

  1. Hi

    i came across this post, and i thought you might be able to help me. I have an Acer TravelMate 4101WLMi and i am trying to get Ubuntu to boot from the live CD. but all i get is a black screen. I have searched the ubuntuforms pages from top to bottom and tried all the advice given there, but still i have no luck!! i am at my wits end and am about to give up the quest to dump windows for ubuntu.

    if you could give me some advice, i would really appreciate it.

    regards,

    dan

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