Projects / Acer Hotkey Driver

Acer Hotkey Driver

The Acer Hotkey Driver is a kernel driver to access the launch keys found on Acer's Travelmate series and similar notebooks from other vendors. It is also capable of activating the WLAN and Bluetooth hardware found on some of the supported notebooks.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  11 Feb 2007 14:38

    Release Notes: Experimental support for Aspire 9110 was added.

    •  18 Aug 2006 17:11

      Release Notes: The makefile was patched to work with Linux kernels 2.6.18 and higher.

      •  01 Mar 2006 08:24

        Release Notes: Support for Medion MD2900 (without autodetection) and Acer TravelMate 3200 was added.

        •  24 Jan 2006 19:13

          Release Notes: Support for Medion 96500 was added.

          •  13 Dec 2005 22:00

            Release Notes: Fixes incorrect handling of wireless state for the TM 4100/4600 and Aspire 1680/1690. Support for the TM 4650 was added.

            Recent comments

            15 Feb 2009 11:09 armc

            Re: Acer Hot Key (acerhk) GUI
            updated URL to gui:


            15 Feb 2009 11:07 armc

            Acer Hot Key (acerhk) GUI
            I wrote a small GUI program to interact with these wonderful drivers. There is a .deb and a .rpm file available. These files install without problem and should run without further configuration.

            If you want a bit of pain or just a way to run it from your home directory, then get the zip file. Same files are in the .deb/.rpm., but unlike the .deb/rpm, the zip does not install files in the standar locations (ie: /usr/bin /usr/share/acerhk etc...)

            I'd appreciate any feedback, including thanks, for the program if you find it useful. Get it at


            01 Nov 2005 06:42 ismaelolea

            RPM packages
            Available RPM packages (


            Project Spotlight


            A Fluent OpenStack client API for Java.


            Project Spotlight

            TurnKey TWiki Appliance

            A TWiki appliance that is easy to use and lightweight.