Linux : Ubuntu Gutsy on Acer TravelMate 6592
This page last changed on Dec 30, 2008 by Kees de Kooter
Bought a new Santa Rosa based Acer TravelMate 6592 some time ago. Installed Gutsy on it. Network, WiFi (wireless G that is) and Bluetooth worked out of the box.
Following parts took some more work.
The videocard in this machine is an ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT. The ATI drivers that come with Gutsy do not support this properly. To enable Compiz I needed to build and install drivers myself.
To ease the process you can use Envy
Crystal Eye webcam
Build linux-uvc from trunk:
svn checkout svn://svn.berlios.de/linux-uvc/linux-uvc/trunk linux-uvc make cp -av /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/ubuntu/media/usbvideo/uvcvideo.ko /lib/modules install -v -m644 uvcvideo.ko /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/ubuntu/media/usbvideo/uvcvideo.ko depmod -ae
After that I rebooted and used Ekiga to test the camera
See the UVC website: http://linux-uvc.berlios.de/
Realtek ALC268 Audio
apt-get install linux-backports-modules-generic
I added the following line to
options snd-hda-intel model=acer
Unfortunately the mic does not work .
Type name is "TouchStrip", type TSC-4 made by Upek with USB ID 147e:2016.
See the ubuntu bug report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/163156
Hopefully this will be fixed in the next kernel.