ACER Aspire 6920

does anyone use this notebook under opensuse 11.0 and all of functions (fingerprint, webcam) works right?

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but the ACER Aspire 6920 is not listed in any SuSE’s compatibility hardwarelists. And google don’t know something about this modell and SuSE 11.0. Sorry, but I don’t know an other way to inform myself.

In that case, there’s only one thing to do… burn a live CD and try it out :slight_smile:

If it works, then you can add it to the Wiki… That’s what I did with my MSI M662.
Though, if you list the hardware specs and so on, including the hardware IDs for things like webcams and modems, we may be able to give specific pointers here.

I think Vintage PC ha a good suggestion. Plus, you have a plethora of liveCD’s to choose from for openSUSE-11.0.

There are the two openSUSE-11.0 live CDs distributed by Novell as:
a. liveCD with Gnome (that is stable and installable),
b. liveCD with KDE-4.0.4 (that is no so stallable and considered rather buggy by some)

Recently there was a KDE-4.1 liveCD of SuSE-11.0 made (that is also installable) on the site, where that KDE-4.1 liveCD has a much much more stable KDE4 (4.1) than the KDE4 (4.0.4) offered by Novell.
“KDE Four Live” CD](

Then very recently, user cgoncalves created an openSUSE-11.0 KDE-3.5.9 live CD:
Carlos Goncalves: openSUSE 11.0 KDE3 Live CDst

If it were me, I would try the last one (KDE-3.5.9 CD) because:
a. I like KDE
b. I like stability
c. I am very conservative

BUT if you like gnome, then the Gnome Live CD might be for you. And if you are curious about KDE4, then you have a couple of live CD choices.

Also, reference google, I note there are many hits for the Acer 6920 if you search on “acer 6920 Ubuntu” or “acer 6920 fedora” or “acer 6920 debian”. “Linux is linux” in the most part, and if it works on those distributions, and if the openSUSE liveCD works for you, then there is a reasonable chance an openSUSE install will work for you. You may need some help getting some of the hardware tuned (such as sound … ) .

Duel booting with ver 11, so far only problem is no sound, media console not working as well,fingerprint not working either, just installed today, will let u know how i get on.
wireless works fine

Most of the time sound is easily setup … follow the opensuse audio troubleshooting guide:
SDB:AudioTroubleshooting - openSUSE

got this far…
Reading installed packages…

The following NEW package is going to be installed:

Overall download size: 2.1 M. After the operation, additional 7.6 M will be used.
Continue? [YES/no]: yes
Downloading package alsa-firmware-1.0.16-24.1.noarch (1/1), 2.1 M (7.6 M unpacked)
Failed to mount cd:///?devices=/dev/sr0 on /var/adm/mount/AP_0x00000001: No medium found (mount: No medium found)

Abort, retry, ignore? [A/r/i]: r
Failed to mount cd:///?devices=/dev/sr0 on /var/adm/mount/AP_0x00000001: Mounting media failed

Abort, retry, ignore? [A/r/i]: r
Failed to mount cd:///?devices=/dev/sr0 on /var/adm/mount/AP_0x00000001: Mounting media failed

Abort, retry, ignore? [A/r/i]:

any ideas?:frowning:

yes, … It is asking for your installation CD/DVD. Please insert that in your CD/DVD drive.

OOPS :embarrassed: