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Acer Aspire 5336


This is a guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire 5336 laptop. If you have the Acer Aspire 5336 and are running Linux on it please consider editing this page or adding a comment below with your compatibility details. By contributing you will help other people running this laptop or trying to make a decision on whether to buy it or not.

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For full specifications see the Acer Aspire 5336 specifications page.

NameAcer Aspire 5336
ProcessorIntel® Celeron® processor T3500 (1 MB L2 cache, 2.10 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 35 W),supporting Intel® 64 architecture
Intel® Celeron® processor 900 (1 MB L2 cache, 2.20 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 35 W), supporting Intel® 64 architecture
Screen15.6“ (1366×768) Widescreen
RAMUp to 4GB
HDDup to 640GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Acer InviLink™ Nplify™ 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™
Acer InviLink™ 802.11b/g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorWorks (Ubuntu based distros)
ScreenWorks (Ubuntu based distros)Some Back-light Issues
HDDWorks (Ubuntu based distros)
Optical DriveWorks (Ubuntu based distros)
GraphicsWorks (Ubuntu based distros)
SoundWorks (Ubuntu based distros)
EthernetWorks (Ubuntu based distros)
WirelessWorks (Ubuntu based distros)
BluetoothNot Tested
ModemNot Tested
USBWorks (Ubuntu based distros)
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamWorks (Ubuntu based distros)


Back-light Issue can be fixed (on Ubuntu based distros) by using sudo setpci -s 00:02.0 F4.B=0 in the terminal upon boot (you may have to login blind and enter your password after the command, then add:

while [ true ]; sleep 1 sudo setpci -s 00:02.0 F4.B=0 done

To /etc/rc.local (at the end of the file just before the exit 0 line). You can set B= to anything from FF (total dark) to (00) full bright, B=60 is about the halfway mark. (open as root sudo pico /etc/rc.loca)

Alternatively, edit two lines in /etc/default/grub to read:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=“quiet splash acpi_backlight=vendor” GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=“acpi_osi=Linux”

Then run sudo update-gub. This will enable brightness function key (albeit in reverse function)


Using most some older distributions Linux should work out of the box however most newer releases suffer from back-light issues. Other than that Linux should work fine using.

acer_aspire_5336.txt · Last modified: 2017/09/09 23:08 by don