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Acer Aspire 5534


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire 5534 laptop.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Acer Aspire 5534. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Acer Aspire 5534 page on LapWik.

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For full specifications see the Acer Aspire 5534 specifications page.

NameAcer Aspire 5534
ProcessorAMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-core processor : 1MB On-Die L2 Cache
AMD Athlon 64 processor : 512KB On-Die L2 Cache
ScreenMonitor Size and resolutions
15.6“ HD (1366 x 768)
GraphicsATI Radeon HD 3200
RAMUp to 4GB
HDD160GB - 500GB
Optical DriveDVD Super Multi

Linux Compatibility

HDDWorksNo problems there, install went in cleanly and all is great.
Optical DriveWorksATI drivers - on boot I get a few seconds of random flicker, then all works well
GraphicsWorksFor full support install the proprietary ATI drivers, see the guides section here for details.
SoundWorksOutput is working great, Internal mic - not working yet (looking for a fix)
WirelessWorks with updateSee notes
BluetoothNot Present
Card ReaderNot Tested


This laptop was tested with Ubuntu 9.10, 10.04 and 11.10.


Wireless support does work but most current Linux distribution don't support it fully at the moment. You need to install the latest version of the compat-wireless drivers for fully functioning wireless.

In Ubuntu 9.10 you should try installing the linux-backports-modules-karmic package before installing the above as this includes updated wireless drivers as well.

In Ubuntu 10.04 and 11.1 the wireless worked out of the box.


With older distros the wireless component of the Acer Aspire 5534 is the main obstacle with this laptop. A bit of work should get it working properly and newer Linux distributions seem to have solved this issue.

acer_aspire_5534.txt · Last modified: 2017/09/09 23:20 by don