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

optimizing performance you just want things to work.


USB support works as expected. I have noticed no problems what­so­ever with the USB ports. Especially with the desktop enhancements introduced with FC5 it works like a charm. Absolutely no configuration needed.

6 5-in-1Card reader

The 5­in­1 card reader utilizes the USB interface and is operational right after installation. Analogous to the USB ports there is no hassle at all.

7 PC-card

I have only used the PC­card slot for a Compact Flash memory adapter and it just works. True plug­and­play.

8 Special keys & buttons

The special keys & buttons are some what confusing. Some of the special buttons do not need any additional configuration to work. Others need a key code mapping, while some even lack a scan code. The chain of scan codes and key codes translations starts in the core Linux kernel and ends in your X configuration. Some examples of confusion:

The Mail button gets a pre­configured key code of 155 by Linux, but with X loaded the key code is236. The buttonsWWW,Fn­F4,Fn­F5,Fn­F8,Fn­up andFn­down show similar behavior.

The buttons P1,P2,Fn­F1,Fn­F2,Fn­F3 do not have pre­configured key codes, while their respective scan codes aree074,e073,e025,e026 ande027. However, in single user mode they all lack scan­codes. I do not know why.

However, do not despair. It is possible to get all of the special keys & buttons working. Here is a short summary of my current status on this issue.