Ubuntu Linux on Acer Aspire 1682WLMi Laptop (1680 serie)

Hardware Description

General Information
ManufacturerAcer Inc.
Manufacturer Part NumberLX.A2705.185
Manufacturer Website Addresswww.acer.fr
Product LineAspire
Product Series1680
Product NameAspire 1682WLMi Notebook
Mobile TechnologyIntel Centrino
Successfully Installed Operating Systems
(last in bold)
Windows® XP Home - Native
Linux Ubuntu Breezy Badger
Linux Ubuntu Dapper
Linux Ubuntu Edgy
Linux Ubuntu Feisty Fawn
Linux Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon
Linux Ubuntu Hardy Heron
Linux Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex
Linux Ubuntu Jaunty Jacktalope
Linux Ubuntu Karmic Koala
Battery Information
Batteries1 x 8-cell Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) Standard
Battery LifeUp to 5 Hour(s) (Main Battery) - 1,5h/2h In use
Battery Recharge Time
  • 1.5 Hour(s) Passive (Main Battery)
  • 3.5 Hour(s) Active (Main Battery)
  • Miscellaneous
    Package Contents
  • Aspire 1682WLMi Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Acer System Recovery CD
  • Additional Information

    Display and Graphics Support :

    • Support for simultaneous display on notebook LCD and external monitor
    • Microsoft DirectX 9.0 support

    LAN Feature :

    • Wake-on-LAN ready

    Modem Feature :

    • Wake-on-Ring ready

    Security Features :

    • User and administrator BIOS passwords
    • Kensington lock slot

    Linux Compatibility

    Processor & Chipset
    ProcessorIntel Pentium M 1.60GHz
    Completely recognized
    Bus Speed400MHz FSB
    ChipsetIntel 855GME
    Standard Memory512MB DDR SDRAM
    Completely recognized
    Maximum Memory2GB DDR SDRAM
    Memory Speed333MHz DDR333/PC2700
    Hard Drive80GB Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6)
    Completely recognized
    Optical DriveCD-RW/DVD Combo Drive Integrated
    Optical Drive Speed24x 10x 24x CD-RW/8x DVD-ROM
    Display & Graphics
    Display Screen15.4" WXGA Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
    Completely recognized
    Graphics ControllerIntel 855GME Integrated
    Display Resolution1280 x 800 @ 16.7 Million Colors (24-bit) Internal Support
    Color Support16.7 Million Colors (24-bit)
    ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9700 - 64 MB DDR video memory
    Sound CardStereo Integrated
    Completely recognized
    SpeakersStereo Speakers Integrated
    Network & Communication
    • Fast Ethernet 10/100Mbps
    • Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g 54Mbps
    Completely recognized
    ModemV.92 56Kbps Fax Modem
    Not tested yet !
    Input Devices
    Keyboard88 Keys
    Completely recognized

    The wireless and
    firewire LED buttons
    needs some considerations (1)
    Keyboard Features
    • Hotkey controls
    • International language support
    • 12 function keys
    • Four cursor keys
    • Two Microsoft Windows keys
    • Wireless LED button
    Easy-Launch Buttons :
    • Web browser
    • E-mail
    • One user-programmable
    Pointing DeviceTouchPad
    • Four-way integrated scroll button
    • 1 x TV-out
    • 1 x i.Link IEEE 1394 - FireWire
    • 1 x IrDA Fast Infrared
    • 1 x Headphone(s)
    • 1 x RJ-11 Modem
    • 1 x RJ-45 Network
    • 1 x VGA
    • 1 x Microphone
    • 3 x USB 2.0
    • 1 x DC Power Input
    Partly recognized

    the italic elements are not tested yet
    Power Description
    Power Management
    • ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) 1.0b
    Completely recognized

    Additional Information

    The following pages are describing additional information on Ubuntu Linux installation on this Acer Laptop: