Here’s the update doc: I suppose you could retain the acrylic sheet that comes taped onto the display as a screen protector, but this seems ridiculously makeshift for a brand-new laptop. StormJumper Nov 10, The Averatec also provides Found a piece of plastic that blocked my fan, and sure enough, I was able to piece this crap back together. These went away with careful cleaning, but made me realize that the distance from the screen face to the keyboard was inadequate:

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I had the dust issue. CD, floppy or HD? I have not ever seen a company only supply the most recent BIOS and not the prior. It’s cheap for a reason. Here’s the update doc: The status is readable but is not controllable despite the fact that I can change the “off” message for fan 3 to “on” – but cannot change any “on” settings to “off” – it does nothing.

Well, running “lspci” would expose all. Personally, I liked it; some people might be disconcerted.

I found a file called BIOS. However, this should still leave plenty to work with – and I plan to keep hunting until Wireleas find something that satisfies me, both in terms of the quality of the unit itself as well as its ease of configuration and to some degree support under Linux. I use this only to access online good for picking up signal- wifi and write college papers, but then sometimes the communication between my laptop and printer don’t match, and once again I’m tryin to restart averarec everything gets lost.


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I have an external hard drive as the first few months of deployment my averatec crashed and I lost a lot of music. KontralienOct 11,in forum: The is an okay notebook in a lovely, thin body. Will switching to linux fix wirelesd problem?

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I bought an Averatec series laptop last week along with a wireless router. If you’ve got a laptop that you aeratec with Linux and have found to be easily configurable, or know of one that fits the above restrictions and you think might be a good one, please feel free to contact me with your experiences and suggestions at.

Preparation The hard drive is easily accessed by removing two screws holding a small cover. I wish the location of the FN and Ctrl keys were switched.

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The keys have good, wirelesw action – unlike the mushy ones on my Acer, which provides nearly zero feel. But I feel that’s a waste of money- This laptop is bigger than most and heavier than the newer ones. Right away the Update Manager announced that there were package updates available.


I am not into gaming at all, but the has adequate power for digital photography post processing and publishing images and files to my digital photography website. Similar Threads – Averatec Wireless connection. There are good sources such as The RaLink Project at http: Debian unstable release “sid” Kernel version: Obviously, this is a relatively new piece of hardware the “unknown device” message says that it doesn’t have a description in the PCI database ; however, it worked OK “out of the box”, at x all the way up to 32bpp.

Not just any laptop, but a backup to my main, do-everything desktop-replacement machine an Acer WLMi, currently being replaced by Acer with a newer model due to being a lemon – which is also a laptop. There is support for it from the ELRepo Project.

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Oh yeah, there’s a “Quickstart Guide” page – one side of a glossy sheet. Danishblunt Dec 11, The keypads work well and are responsive for my needs but they do take some getting used to.

For an older XP wideless Athlon system, it works great! Gail founded and runs the popular www.