Problems faced while installing FC4 on Acer TravelMate 4152NLCi (4150 Series)

Recently I tried to install Fedora Core 4 on my brother’s Acer TravelMate 4152NLCi Laptop, Installation went on smoothly, however I faced few problems when I started the laptop for first time after installation-

# Issue 1 – Start-up got stuck on PCMCIA service

When the laptop rebooted after the installation, the start up got stucked while initializing PCMCIA service. To overcome this I choose interactive start up and selected ‘N’ when asked for PCMCIA service . The laptop start up went on smoothly and for the first time I saw the login screen. After login the first thing I did was turned OFF the PCMCIA service from System Services.

# Issue 2 – No Sound

It detected the sound card correctly during installation, however I was not able to hear any sound when playing the Test Sound. I followed the instructions given here, but it didnt helped, then after searching the internet I got a major breathrough from this site. The only tweak I did to adjust, is to open the ALSA mixer and turn on external amplifier option (under Switches Tab in KMix). This worked magically for me and I was able to hear the sound then onwards.

There were no other major issues and FC4 is now working fine on Acer TravelMate 4152.



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