Linux : Ubuntu Gutsy on Acer TravelMate 6592

This page last changed on Dec 30, 2008 by Kees de Kooter

Intro

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.

Video

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 /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base

options snd-hda-intel model=acer

Unfortunately the mic does not work (sad).

See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LaptopTestingTeam/AcerTravelmate6292

Fingerprint reader

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

Power management

Hopefully this will be fixed in the next kernel.

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