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Acer Aspire 5740G

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire 5740G laptop.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Acer Aspire 5740G. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Acer Aspire 5740G page on LapWik.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Acer Aspire 5740G specifications page.

NameAcer Aspire 5740G
ProcessorIntel® Core i7-620M processor (4 MB L3 cache, 2.66 GHz, up to 3.33 GHz, DDR3 1066 MHz, 35 W), supporting Intel® 64 architecture, Intel® Smart Cache, Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Core i5-540M processor (3 MB L3 cache, 2.53 GHz, up to 3.06 GHz, DDR3 1066 MHz, 35 W), i5-520M processor (3 MB L3 cache, 2.40 GHz, up to 2.93 GHz, DDR3 1066 MHz, 35 W), i5-430M processor (3 MB L3 cache, 2.26 GHz, up to 2.53 GHz, DDR3 1066 MHz, 35 W) processor, supporting Intel® 64 architecture, Intel® Smart Cache, Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Core i3-350M processor (3 MB L3 cache, 2.26 GHz, DDR3 1066 MHz, 35 W), i5-330M processor (3 MB L3 cache, 2.26 GHz, DDR3 1066 MHz, 35 W) processor, supporting Intel® 64 architecture, Intel® Smart Cache, Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Screen15.6“ (1366×768) Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDD160GB to 640GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5650
ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5470
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200 a/g/n Wi-Fi
Acer InviLink™ Nplify™ 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorks
ScreenWorks
HDDWorks
Optical DriveWorks
GraphicsWorksYou will need to install the latest ATI fglrx drivers to get the graphics working.
SoundWorks
EthernetWorks
WirelessWorks
BluetoothNot Tested
ModemNot Tested
USBWorks
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested

Notes

Tested with Ubuntu 10.04

Graphics

You need the latest ATI fglrx drivers to get the Radeon HD 5650 working properly. See the guides section on this site for details.

Summary

The Acer Aspire 5740G works quiet well with Linux after having installed the fglrx drivers.

acer_aspire_5740g.txt · Last modified: 2017/09/10 21:29 by don