Acer Aspire AST180-VD4400A Desktop-Questions/Driver Availability

Niels Larsen bqz69 at
Fri Sep 7 08:42:59 UTC 2007

On Friday 07 September 2007 06:01:20 Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
> Hi List,
> Thinking of buying it, so trying to do my homework, googling.
> Found one link saying the mobo(NVIDIA 6100 nForce 405) is fully Linux
> conpatible but:
> Several links indicated there is problems getting audio and NIC card
> working correctly. NIC is Marvel Yukon 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabyte Ethernet
> controller which google didn't hit.  Audio is Realtec HD audio also no
> info found.  Anyone with this system have any luck getting NIC and Audio
> to work?  Any comments/info appreciated.
> Also found links about poor video quality for the onboard NVIDIA nForce
> 405 video. Is there an updated Feisty driver that fixes the poor video?
> Also found links about it being a hybred audio between Creative and some
> other sound card, don't remember what. Does anyone know if this issue
> has been resolved concerning the proper driver.  The onboard video is
> supposed to be 256MB shared memory but found links saying only 64 MB is
> shared?
> My best hope is for someone running this system to tell me everything is
> working under Ubuntu so I can buy it tomorrow or Saturday at latest
> before the Best Buy sale expiress.  The price is right! However, any and
> all feedback is welcomed, good or bad.  It' time for an upgrade here;
> looking for significant speed improvements over my PIII, 450 Mhtz
> machine, circa 2000.
> Thanks for your input,
You can probably get it to work, but the newer the hardware the more problems 
you will run into, because som drivers may be missing in the kernel, at this 
I have just bought at brand new HP DV 9540 laptop, and am constantly having 
problems (problems with the video card (black screen), difficulty to get my 
webcam work, problems with wireless).
All my older hardware (3 to 4 years old) computers work without much problems.
So buy it, but be prepared, and use this list? :-)

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