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Gentoo on an Acer Aspire 5562 notebook

This is an article on the 5560 series; mine is a 5562, so your results may vary.

Overview

Intel Centrino Duo (a pair of 1.66GHz CPUs)
ATI Radeon Mobility x1400 (128 MB RAM, can use 512MB total through ATi's HyperMemory)
Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG wireless card
Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5789 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express
PCMCIA slot
ExpressCard slot
Synaptics touchpad
Digital Media card reader
Intel HD audio
100 GB Hd
1024 MB DDR RAM
3 USB ports
IEEE1394 port
kl.k-R/W

Installing Gentoo

Basic harddrive configuration

Gentoo Installation

Processor

See this guide.

Installing touchpad drivers

# emerge synaptics

Installing ati-drivers

# emerge ati-drivers

Installing wireless drivers

See this guide.

Installing the Modem

# emerge slmodem

Installing the wired ethernet

See this guide.

Notes

To make bluetooth (and mail led) work you'll need acer_acpi driver. You can get it at http://www.archernar.co.uk/acer_acpi/acer_acpi_main.html

  echo "enable:1" >/proc/acpi/acer/bluetooth

Also you can enable/disable mail led (add that to your favorite mail check program)

Enable:

  echo "enable:1" >/proc/acpi/acer/bluetooth/mailled

Disable:

  echo "enable:0" >/proc/acpi/acer/bluetooth/mailled

Links

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