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Acer Aspire 5745G

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire 5745G laptop.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Acer Aspire 5745G. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Acer Aspire 5745G page on LapWik.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Acer Aspire 5745G specifications page.

NameAcer Aspire 5745G
ProcessorIntel® Core i7-720QM processor (6 MB L3 cache 1.60 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.80 GHz, 45 W), i7-620M processor (4 MB L3 cache, 2.66 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.33 GHz, 35 W), supporting Intel® 64 architecture, Intel® Smart Cache or
Intel® Core i5-430M/ i5-520M processor (3 MB L3 cache, 2.26/2.40 Ghz with Turbo Boost up to 2.53/2.93 GHz, 35 W), supporting Intel® 64 architecture, Intel® Smart Cache
Screen15.6“ (1366×768) Widescreen
RAMUp to 4GB
HDD320GB to 640GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
Blu-ray
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce® GT 330M
NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 420M
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Acer InviLink™ Nplify™ 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorks
ScreenWorks
HDDWorks
Optical DriveWorks
GraphicsWorksInstall the NVIDIA proprietary drivers for best support.
SoundWorks
EthernetWorksNeeds an up to date Linux distribution such as Ubuntu 10.10
WirelessWorks
BluetoothNot Tested
ModemNot Tested
USBWorks
Card ReaderWorksTested with SD and XD cards
WebcamWorks Doesn't work in v4l1 applications. Works in kopete (uvcvideo driver)
ACPIWorksUpdate: Battery monitoring now working with the latest BIOS update. Grab the update from here.

Notes

Laptop was tested with Ubuntu 10.04.

Summary

With the latest BIOS update the Acer Aspire 5745G works well with Linux. Main problem is the ethernet controller at present.

acer_aspire_5745g.txt · Last modified: 2017/09/10 21:43 by don