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 +====== Acer Aspire 5741G ======
 +===== Author(s) =====
 +Jonathan Wilson
 +===== Introduction =====
 +This is a compatibility guide to running Linux on the Acer Aspire 5741G.
 +
 +This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Acer Aspire 5741G. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the [[http://​www.lapwik.com/​acer_aspire_5741g|Acer Aspire 5741G page on LapWik]].
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 +===== Specifications =====
 +For full specifications see the [[http://​www.lapspecs.com/​wiki/​acer+aspire+5741g|Acer Aspire 5741G specifications page]].
 +
 +|Name|Acer Aspire 5741G|
 +|Processor|#​ Intel® Core i5-430M processor (3 MB L3 cache, 2.26 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.53 GHz, DDR3 1066 MHz, 35 W), supporting Intel® 64 architecture,​ Intel® Smart Cache \\ # Intel® Core i3-330M processor (3 MB L3 cache, 2.13 GHz, 35 W), supporting Intel® 64 architecture,​ Intel® Smart Cache|
 +|Screen|15.6"​ (1366x768) Widescreen|
 +|RAM|Up to 4GB|
 +|HDD|320GB to 640GB|
 +|Optical Drive|DVD+-RW|
 +|Graphics|NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 320M \\ ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5470|
 +|Network|10/​100/​1000 Ethernet \\ Acer InviLink™ Nplify™ 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED \\ Acer InviLink™ 802.11b/g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED|
 +===== Linux Compatibility =====
 +^Device^Compatibility^Comments^
 +|Processor|works | |
 +|Screen|works 1366*768 |the ability to mirror is present in the nvidia options but not tested|
 +|HDD|works | |
 +|Optical Drive|works,​ tested burning dvds| |
 +|Graphics|2-d with open source driver, 3-d with proprietary nvidia driver|Works fine in 1366*768 on Ubuntu 10.10 using the default drivers but its better to use proprietary drivers. |
 +|Sound|works,​ I haven'​t tested line in | |
 +|Ethernet|works | |
 +|Wireless|works |with proprietary broadcom sta driver. For Ubuntu, see System->​Administration->​Additional driver. Wireless will only work after driver installation (require to use a wired ethernet to download them). |
 +|Bluetooth|no adaptor| |
 +|Modem|no modem| |
 +|USB|works | |
 +|Card Reader|works | |
 +|Webcam|works | |
 +===== Notes =====
 +This laptop works perfectly with 32-bit linux 2.6.32-21-generic. ​ 64-bit linux did not work as expected, the wireless driver did not connect.
 +
 +Before you try anything, boot to windows and choose to create the acer-recovery disks, it fills 3 DVD+R'​s,​ but they are bootable and I was able to wipe the hard disk and reinstall windows using them.  There is also an option in windows to create a windows recovery-disk,​ so that the "​bootmgr is missing"​ error which I got below, can be fixed, without reinstalling.
 +
 +Linux mint 9 - 32bit, installs and detects everything automatically.
 +
 +Fedora 13 - 64bit does not boot from the install dvd or live cd, but will if you pass it some options.
 +
 +Ubuntu 10.10 - 32bit, installs and detects everything automatically. Needs to install the proprietary broadcom sta driver to make the wireless working (required wired etherned connection).
 +
 +The laptop comes pre-installed with windows 7, beware there are 3 partitions on the drive:
 +1/ recovery partition
 +2/ windows
 +3/ bootloader
 +I initially wiped all partitions except the large windows one, installed linux and got a "​bootmgr is missing"​ message, on trying to load windows. ​ I had to reinstall windows to fix that.
 +
 +I found that grub 2 will not work if you install to the a dedicated boot partition, I had to install to the MBR.
 +===== Summary =====
 +Works great, and the battery gave me 3+ hours. ​ I recommended this as a linux laptop.
 +Works great, I recommended this also.
  
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