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 +====== Acer Aspire 5742G ======
 +===== Introduction =====
 +This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire 5742G laptop.
  
 +This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Acer Aspire 5742G. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the [[http://​www.lapwik.com/​acer_aspire_5742g|Acer Aspire 5742G page on LapWik]].
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 +===== Specifications =====
 +For full specifications see the [[http://​www.lapspecs.com/​wiki/​acer+aspire+5742g|Acer Aspire 5742G specifications page]].
 +
 +|Name|Acer Aspire 5742G|
 +|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) |
 +|Screen|15.6"​ (1366x768) Widescreen|
 +|RAM|Up to 8GB|
 +|HDD|up to 500GB|
 +|Optical Drive|DVD+-RW|
 +|Graphics|NVIDIA® GeForce® 420M graphics \\ NVIDIA® GeForce® 540M graphics|
 +|Network|10/​100/​1000 Ethernet \\ Acer® InviLink Nplify 802.11b/g/n wireless LAN|
 +===== Linux Compatibility =====
 +^Device^Compatibility^Comments^
 +|Processor|Yes| |
 +|Screen|Yes| |
 +|HDD|Yes| |
 +|Optical Drive|Yes| |
 +|Graphics|Yes/​No|GMA HD working fine/NV Optimus not supported |
 +|Sound|Yes| |
 +|Ethernet|Yes|BCM57780 |
 +|Wireless|Yes|AR9287 |
 +|Bluetooth|Not Tested| |
 +|Modem|Not Tested| |
 +|USB|Yes| |
 +|Card Reader|Yes|tested SD 1GB/MMC 1GB/SDHC 8GB |
 +|Webcam|Yes| |
 +===== Problems and Solutions =====
 +  * Problem (at 2011.10.29):​ screen brightness cannot be changed ​
 +  * Solution: add '​acpi_backlight=vendor'​ in /​etc/​default/​grub after '​GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=“quiet splash '
 +  * run 'sudo update-grub'​ from the terminal
 +===== Notes =====
 +Ubuntu 10.10 64bit without additional drivers/​modules
 +===== Summary =====
 +everything running fine so far except:
 +- display brightness can't be changed by default
 +- only the Intel GMA HD can be used due to the lack of NV Optimus support for Linux
acer_aspire_5742g.txt · Last modified: 2017/09/10 21:41 by don