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Acer Aspire 8930G (18,4" Notebook, Nvidia GeForce GTM 9800, Blu-ray Combo)

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Acer Aspire 8930G (18,4" Notebook, Nvidia GeForce GTM 9800, Blu-ray Combo)
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Review of Linux Compatibility

The Acer Aspire 8930G runs perfectly under Kubuntu 14.04 beta1. All components are automatically recognized by the Linux kernel and fully supported.

Hardware properties of the 8930G:

  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000
  • Nvidia GeForce GTM 9600
  • Intel WLAN 5100
  • UVC compatible webcam (USB-ID 064e:a117 Suyin Corp.)
  • Bluetooth (USB-ID 0a5c:2101 Broadcom Corp. BCM2045 Bluetooth)
  • Fingerprint reader (USB-ID 138a:0001 Validity Sensors, Inc. VFS101 Fingerprint Reader)

Under Mint 13 and Mint 16 two problems occur:

  • No support of 5.1 sound, only stereo sound is supported
  • SD cards inserted into the internal card reader are only recognized if the SD card was already inserted before booting the kernel.

Hardware Overview

The following hardware components are recognized by the Linux kernel and are supported by the listed kernel modules:

00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub [8086:2a40] (rev 07)
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0145]
00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset PCI Express Graphics Port [8086:2a41] (rev 07)
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:1a.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:2937] (rev 03)
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0145]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1a.1 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 [8086:2938] (rev 03)
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0145]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1a.7 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 [8086:293c] (rev 03)
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0145]
Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller [8086:293e] (rev 03)
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0145]
Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:2940] (rev 03)
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2 [8086:2942] (rev 03)
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 4 [8086:2946] (rev 03)
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:1c.4 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 5 [8086:2948] (rev 03)
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:1d.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:2934] (rev 03)
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0145]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.1 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:2935] (rev 03)
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0145]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.2 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:2936] (rev 03)
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0145]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.3 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 [8086:2939] (rev 03)
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0145]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.7 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 [8086:293a] (rev 03)
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0145]
Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev 93)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation ICH9M LPC Interface Controller [8086:2919] (rev 03)
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0145]
Kernel driver in use: lpc_ich
00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 82801IBM/IEM (ICH9M/ICH9M-E) 4 port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] [8086:2929] (rev 03)
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0145]
Kernel driver in use: ahci
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:2930] (rev 03)
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0145]
00:1f.6 Signal processing controller [1180]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) Thermal Subsystem [8086:2932] (rev 03)
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0145]
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation G96M [GeForce 9600M GT] [10de:0649] (rev a1)
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0145]
Kernel driver in use: nouveau
02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Qualcomm Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 Gigabit or Fast Ethernet [1969:1026] (rev b0)
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0145]
Kernel driver in use: ATL1E
05:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation WiFi Link 5100 [8086:4232]
Subsystem: Intel Corporation WiFi Link 5100 AGN [8086:1201]
Kernel driver in use: iwlwifi

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