User Tools

Site Tools



This shows you the differences between two versions of the page.

Link to this comparison view

acer_aspire_5551 [2017/09/10 14:01] (current)
don created
Line 1: Line 1:
 +====== Acer Aspire 5551 ======
 +===== Introduction =====
 +This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire 5551 laptop.
 +===== Editing This Page =====
 +If you would like to edit this page please first view our [[Editing Guidelines]].
 +===== Specifications =====
 +For full specifications see the [[http://​​wiki/​acer+aspire+5551|Acer Aspire 5551 specifications page]].
 +|Name|Acer Aspire 5551|
 +|Processor|AMD Phenom™ II triple-core mobile processor N830, AMD Turion™ II dual-core mobile processor P520/N530, AMD Athlon™ II dual-core processor P320/N330|
 +|Screen|15.6"​ (1366x768) Widescreen|
 +|RAM|Up to 4GB upgradeable to 8 GB using two soDIMM modules|
 +|HDD|320GB to 640GB|
 +|Optical Drive|DVD+-RW \\ Blu-ray|
 +|Graphics|ATI Radeon™ HD 4250, ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5650, ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5470|
 +|Network|10/​100/​1000 Ethernet \\ Acer InviLink™ Nplify™ 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED|
 +===== Linux Compatibility =====
 +|Processor|Works| |
 +|Screen|Works| |
 +|HDD|Works| |
 +|Optical Drive|Works| |
 +|Graphics|Works| To allow saving screen brightness install catalyst 10.6 or later |
 +|Sound|Works| |
 +|Ethernet|Works| |
 +|Wireless|Works| |
 +|Bluetooth|Not Tested| |
 +|USB|Works| |
 +|Card Reader|Not Tested| |
 +|Webcam|Works| |
 +===== Notes =====
 +Ubuntu Linux 10.04 x86_64 worked out of the box on Acer Aspire 5551.
 +===== Summary =====
 +After installing latest Catalyst drivers version 10.6 from ubuntu edgers repository, screen brightness has ability to save its state. Lm-sensors works out of the box but shows only CPU temperatures to show GPU temperatures install latest k10temp module from lm-sensors site(this is needed only on pre 2.6.33 kernels). I recommend this laptop for every Linux users looking for fully compatible Linux laptop.
acer_aspire_5551.txt · Last modified: 2017/09/10 14:01 by don