However, I don't think I have ever tried to install it on an Acer.
FYI - I had VL 5.9 standard successfully installed on an Acer Aspire 3613 so it's not a hardware issue (assuming his Acer is undamaged).
In fact I currently have Zenwalk 5.2 installed on that Acer and the install went smoothly and runs flawlessly. Zenwalk and Vector are brother distros so they should have identical hardware compatibility profiles.
I have a strong feeling that VL 6.0 will be a spectacular release and will probably find a home on that Acer again.......