[ubuntu] Acer Extensa 7630EZ - what works and what does not...

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http://ubuntuforums.org – This is a post to try to help both myself and others that want to run Ubuntu on this bargain laptop, as I couldn't find much regarding this hardware, and several critical components does not work. The most critical functions that do not work out of the box in 9.10 daily is: wireless network - the Atheros Communications Inc. AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01) wired network - Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5764M Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (rev 10) Acer shortcuts and keys - the special keys on the keyboard and shortcut keys does not work What I have tried so far: As a tip to others that need network on this laptop: I use my HTC Touch HD as a USB network card to connect to the internet. Works out of the box, but can be potentially expensive depending on your data plan. To get the wireless network running, I have tried the following: installed updated wireless drivers from linuxwireless.org installed linux-backports-modules-karmic Even though it seems that the ath9k driver should support the card, it will not show up under my configured interfaces, and the output from sudo lshw -C network gives Code: *-network UNCLAIMED          description: Network controller       product: AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)       vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.       physical id: 0       bus info: pci@0000:05:00.0       version: 01       width: 64 bits       clock: 33MHz       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix cap_list       configuration: latency=0       resources: memory:ba000000-ba00ffff To get the wired networking to run, I have tried the following: nothing To get the shortcut keys working, I have tried the following: nothing I will keep updating this til I have a fully working system. If anyone has tips and / or tricks and want to share them, I will add them to this post with references where needed. -KJ (Hardware)