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Acer Aspire 5720

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire 5720 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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Specifications

NameAcer Aspire 5720
ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo T5250 1.5GHz
Screen15.4“ WXGA Widescreen
RAM2GB
HDD250GB
Optical DriveDVD-Super Multi Double layer
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
NetworkEthernet, Intel 3945 802.11abg, Bluetooth

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
HDDYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYes
EthernetYes
WirelessYesUse the iwl3945 driver
BluetoothNot Tested
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested
CameraPartial

Notes

You will need kernel 2.6.22 or greater to get the Aspire 5720 working correctly with Linux. Older kernels lack properly hardware support.

While the webcam works the quality is not fantastic yet. You can get the webcam somewhat working with the linux-uvc drivers. Most distribution do not include this driver so you will need to install it manually.

Summary

As long as a recent Linux distribution is used, the Acer Aspire 5720 works just fine with Linux. Just the webcam is a little problematic.

acer_aspire_5720.txt · Last modified: 2017/09/10 14:10 by don