This is a guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire 5650-5652WLMi laptop.
This guide is intended to provide you details on how well this laptop works with Linux and which modules you need to configure. For details on how to actually install and configure the required modules have a look at our guides section for distribution specific instructions.
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|Name||Acer Aspire 5650-5652WLMi|
|Processor||Intel Core Duo T2300 1.66Ghz|
|Graphics||Nvidia GeForce Go 7600|
|Network||10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless|
|Other||4 x USB2.0, 1 x FireWire|
|Sound||Yes||Use the snd-hda-intel module|
|Wireless||Yes||Use the ipw3945 module|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
For the graphics chip you can use both the open source nv module and Nvidia's proprietary one. For installation instructions, you can view our Configuring a nVidia graphics chip guide. For 3D support, you will need the proprietary module. Some older versions of X may not have support for the Nvidia GeForce Go 7600, in this case you will need to use the proprietary module.
This laptop works very well with a up to date Linux distribution. There were no problems getting it working.