I emailed acer about the ram running at 166MHz instead of 200MHz (when using ddr400) and they really didn't give me a good answer (it took me two emails to get my question through to them). I would guess that overclocking isn't going to appear in the bios any time soon.
I looked in my /var/log/XFree86.log and it says that it can't load dri so I don't have 3d acceleration. It suggests I look at my kernel version to see if it is compatible. Will the kernel patch take care of this?
I noticed that you left the mode name under monitor as 1280x1024 instead of 1680x1050. Is there any reason you aren't using 1680x1024?
Also, what do you get for fps when you run glxgears? I get about 190fps so 3d is really not working, but I get fglrx and atixp when I type lsmod. Any ideas?
Suse wouldn't install with acpi=off or in safe mode but it worked fine in regular mode. I couldn't setup the wireless (haven't really tried ndiswrapper yet). The ati drivers installed, but the screen goes black when I try to start x. I need to tweak my xorg.conf some.