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 +====== Acer Aspire 5742 ======
 +===== Introduction =====
 +This is a guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire 5742 laptop. ​
  
 +This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Acer Aspire 5742. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the [[http://​www.lapwik.com/​acer_aspire_5742|Acer Aspire 5742 page on LapWik]].
 +
 +===== Editing This Page =====
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 +===== Specifications =====
 +For full specifications see the [[http://​www.lapspecs.com/​wiki/​acer+aspire+5742|Acer Aspire 5742 specifications page]].
 +
 +|Name|Acer Aspire 5742|
 +|Processor|Intel® Core™ i5-460M Mobile Processor (3MB Intel® Smart Cache, 2.53GHz) \\ Intel® Core™ i3-370M Mobile Processor (3MB cache, 2.40 GHz) \\ Intel® Pentium® Processor P6100 (3MB L3 cache, 2.0GHz) \\ Intel® Core™ i5-480M Processor (3M Cache, 2.66 GHz) |
 +|Screen|15.6"​ (1366x768) Widescreen|
 +|RAM|Up to 8GB|
 +|HDD|up to 500GB|
 +|Optical Drive|DVD+-RW|
 +|Graphics|Intel® HD Graphics|
 +|Network|10/​100/​1000 Ethernet \\ Acer® InviLink Nplify 802.11b/g/n wireless LAN|
 +===== Linux Compatibility =====
 +^Device^Compatibility^Comments^
 +|Processor|Yes|Tested i3 & i5 processor |
 +|Screen|Yes| |
 +|HDD|Yes| |
 +|Optical Drive|Yes|No driver needs to be installed |
 +|Graphics|Yes|No driver needs to be installed |
 +|Sound|Yes| |
 +|Ethernet|Yes| |
 +|Wireless|Yes|No driver needs to be installed |
 +|Bluetooth|Yes|USB adapter required, no driver necessary |
 +|Modem|Not Tested| |
 +|USB|Yes| |
 +|Card Reader|Yes|No driver needs to be installed |
 +|Webcam|Yes|Just open cheese, no drivers need to be installed |
 +===== Notes =====
 +Tested using Ubuntu 10.10 64 bit, Ubuntu 11.04 64 bit, Ubuntu 11.10 32 bit, Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit and Fedora 15 64 bit.
 +===== Summary =====
 +Runs very well and smoothly - brightness can not be controlled without a little tweaking. Steps to control brightness can be found here http://​pastebin.com/​Hknfxr75
acer_aspire_5742.txt · Last modified: 2017/09/10 21:40 by don