Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Hello (hardware updated)

I recently bought an Acer Aspire 4520 model 5582, which comes with Windows Vista Home Premium, after some days of use i came to the conclusion that this OS sucks (people say this everywhere, but i had to see for myself), so i decided to move to my favorite linux distro, gentoo.
First of all, the hardware:

AMD Turion X2 TL-52 processor (1.6Ghz, 512KiB of L2 cache for each core)
1GiB of RAM DDR2 (2x512MiB) (Couldn't get the frequency yet)
HDD Toshiba MK1237GSX, 120GiB 5400RPM SATA2
Seiko LCD 14.1" WXGA 1280x800 (doesn't really matter)
NVIDIA 610M chipset / NVIDIA 7000M video card
Audio and Ethernet from the nvidia chipset (mcp67)
Atheros AR5007EG Wi-Fi Adapter
Ricoh R5C822 5-in-1 memory card reader and ieee1394 (firewire)
4 USB ports
S-video and VGA outputs
Synaptics Touchpad PS/2
SuyIn Crystal Eye webcam (built-in, connected via usb)
56k Modem (I don't think I'll ever use this, so I didn't even look for it's model)

Gentoo is currently up and running with no problems, so I'll post here the steps i did to put the system to work. You may have noticed that I'm from Brazil, but I'll post everything in english so the information can be more universal.

Updates in bold

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