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Acer Aspire 6935G


This is a template for a future guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire 6935G laptop. If you have the Acer Aspire 6935G and are running Linux on it please consider editing this page or adding a comment below with your compatibility details. By contributing you will help other people running this laptop or trying to make a decision on whether to buy it or not.

This guide is intended to provide you details on how well this laptop works with Linux and which modules you need to configure. For details on how to actually install and configure the required modules have a look at our guides section for distribution specific instructions.

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For full specifications see the Acer Aspire 6935G specifications page.

NameAcer Aspire 6935G
ProcessorIntel® Core™ 2 Duo processor T9xxx, P8xxx or P7XXX
Screen16“ WXGA (1366×768) or HD (1920×1080) Widescreen
RAMUp to 4GB DDR3 1066Mhz (Supports upto 8GB)
HDDUp to 500GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW/Blu-Ray
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce 9600M GT
NetworkAtheros Ethernet, Intel 5100/5300 802.11abgn, Broadcomm Bluetooth

Linux Compatibility

Processor working
Screen working
HDD working
Optical Drive working
Graphics working
Soundworkinginstall latest alsa-driver snapshot and set model=acer-aspire-8930g and/or download official driver at
Ethernet working
Wireless working Need to install non-free firmware on some distros
Bluetooth working
56K Modem working
USB working
Card Reader working pass kernel option sdhci.sdhci_force=1 in grub.conf to make hotplugging work
ExpressCard Slot working might need to pass kernel option pciehp.pciehp_force=1 in grub.conf to make hotplugging work
Fingerprint Reader working Needs libfprint to work
Camera working
Cinedash partially working Hold needs to be off during bootup


The cinedash can be configured to behave appropriately by mapping the keycodes (checked using xev) to specific functions, including the touch sensitive volume meter that can be mapped to a sliding volume control.


You can enter a summary of how well the Acer Aspire 6935G works with Linux here.

acer_aspire_6935g.txt · Last modified: 2017/09/12 12:22 by don