Acer 3400LMI User Manual
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F8­x86_64 on the Acer Ferrari 3400LMi

 

Hardware

Status

Details

Notes

PC-card

OK

Texas Instruments

No configuration needed.

 

 

PCI4510 PC card/Cardbus

 

Bluetooth

OK

Cambridge Silicon Radio

No configuration needed,

 

 

 

see comments below.

IEEE 1394

OK

Texas Instruments

No configuration needed,

Firewire

 

PCI4510 IEEE-1394

see comments below.

USB

OK

VIA, 4xUSB 2.0

No configuration needed.

Infrared

OK

 

See below for

 

 

 

configuration.

Card reader OK

5-in-1(MMC, SM, SD, MS

No configuration needed.

 

 

[Pro])

 

2 Installation

No special procedure is needed during the core installation of F8 x86_64. Partition the hard drive as desired and install the components that you like. However, some packages will make life easier when configuring your new laptop. These are mentioned in the corresponding sections below and may be installed afterwards.

2.1 Potential pitfalls

Depending on your setup there are some pitfalls you should know about.

2.1.1 Graphical installer

Fedora Core 5 installation and later runs without any problems, while Fedora Core 4 should be started with:

# linux nofb

This tells the installation to disable the frame buffer so you may use the graphical mode of the installer. Otherwise you will loose the display shortly after the installation enters graphical mode. This only applies to FC4 and earlier.

2.1.2 Disk size

However, depending on your hardware you might notice a strange disk size during the installation of F8. If you see a disk size less than expected you should pass the kernel option libata.ignore_hpa=1 to the installation.

1.When you see the graphical boot screen, press tab.

2.Edit the boot command to look like:

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