|This part of Infodrom Oldenburg is used for travelling. It's a notebook.|
Several people have told me that Acer uses a non-standard APM-system. Thus it won't work with Linux. Fortunately I only saw these hints after I compiled my kernel. I noticed that it partially works. At least the information on battery load seems to be correct when the system boots. It doesn't get updated, but I see a chance... BTW The load display from Fn-F4 isn't updated either.
Blanking the monitor is not a problem either as it is turned off without the above kernel patch if you start X.
The touchpad is not a problem for Linux as it is recognized as standard PS/2 mouse. Just specify this for GPM and XFree86Linux Laptop Home Page