Jul 29, 2009

Acer Timeline 3810TG-944G50n

Alhamdulillah, I just got a new Acer Timeline 3810TG-944G50n. It's been a while for the wait 'til Hartono get it one for me this rare thing!

Bad news, the 8 hours battery life is for Vista and I don't really see that the OS is for me. Debian stable (Lenny) installs well but the kernel (2.6.26) is not very much for Su 9400, Intel WiFi Link 5100 neither Attansic Tech Corp Network. Note that I use Debian Lenny and iOS (Kubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.28-generic). Below is roadmap:

LED, 1366x768

Processor Intel SU9400
"Penryn-3M" (ultra-low-voltage, 45 nm, Small Form Factor), Core 2 Duo Mobile family (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Core_2_microprocessors#.22Penryn-3M.22_.28medium-voltage.2C_45_nm.29)

Graphic cards (ATI Radeon HD 3300)
Debian Lenny runs VESA on this machine but I can't hack any further to make the LED monitor to run 1300x768.
Search on ati.com shows Radeon HD 3300 is with ATI Catalyst driver (download file is 83MB, which is sad for my internet connection).
Thread in Ubuntu forum (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=7680447) tells Debian Sid make ATI HD 4330 work with fglrx driver. Hum.. lovely.

Wireless network (Intel WiFi Link 5100)
Debian Lenny (kernel 2.6.26-2-686) don't turn wireless on. However, iOS (kubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.28-generic) enlive it fine. Copying the latest kernel into Lenny don't help. Search is still on.

Wired ethernet (Attansic Tech Corp Dev 1063)
http://www.hogchain.net/attansic/attansic.html tells that the hardware is with Attansic L1 product family.
Search is still on.

Debian testing CD
Done with both netinst and KDE installer, stops at
INFO: kbd-mode: setting console mode to Unicode (

To do:
1. Debian Lenny
- Pasang ulang
- Install kernel 2.6.30 atau 2.6.31 sekalian (atau ngikut thread di sid)
- nyalain wlan
- edit xorg seperti puppy (vesa?), upgrade dengan ati catalyst 2.7
2. iOS
- Kopi dari Acer lama
- dioprek selayaknya Lenny atau ngikut thread di launchpad


  1. ra mudheng blas boso londo...
    tapi, selamat juga atas laptop barunya, semoga semakin mendukung kegiatan yang bermanfaat...

  2. AMIN! Thank you my friend for the wishes.
    Jazakumullah khair.