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 +====== Acer Aspire 7520 ======
 +===== Introduction =====
 +This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire 7520 laptop.
  
 +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 [[Installation Guide|our guides]] section for distribution specific instructions.
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 +
 +===== Specifications =====
 +| Name|Acer Aspire 7520|
 +| Processor|AMD Athlon 64 X2|
 +| Screen|17"​ WXGA+ Widescreen|
 +| RAM|2GB|
 +| HDD|80GB / 120GB|
 +| Optical Drive|DVD+-RW|
 +| Graphics|NVIDIA Geforce 7000M|
 +| Network|Ethernet,​ Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11b/g|
 +| Card Reader|Ricoh R5C822 / R5C592|
 +
 +
 +===== Linux Compatibility =====
 +==== Tested with Ubuntu 13.10 ====
 +^Device^Compatibility^Comments^
 +| Processor|scaling levels: 1.7GHz, 1.6GHz, 0.8GHz| |
 +| Screen|OK| |
 +| HDD|OK| |
 +| Optical Drive|Not tested|(probably OK)|
 +| Graphics|Out of the Box| |
 +| Sound|Out of the Box| |
 +| Ethernet|Out of the Box| |
 +| Wireless|Out of the Box| |
 +| USB|Out of the Box| |
 +| Firewire|Not Tested| |
 +| Card Reader|Out of the Box|Tested with 8GB SDcard|
 +| ExpressCard Slot|Not Tested| |
 +
 +
 +==== Tested with OpenSUSE 11.0 ====
 +^Device^Compatibility^Comments^
 +| Processor|Only 3 different scaling levels| |
 +| Screen|Not Tested| |
 +| HDD|Ok| |
 +| Optical Drive|Ok| |
 +| Graphics|Requires proprietry drivers| |
 +| Sound|Out of the box|Cannot record |
 +| Ethernet|Out of the box| |
 +| Wireless|Requires user installation of madwifi| |
 +| USB|Out of the box| |
 +| Firewire|Not Tested| |
 +| Card Reader|Out of the box|Only tested SD |
 +| ExpressCard Slot|Not Tested| |
 +
 +===== Notes =====
 +You can enter any specific notes with running Linux on the Acer Aspire 7520 here.
 +===== Summary =====
 +With older versions of Ubuntu you needed the proprietary Nvidia driver, but with Ubuntu 13.10 (i.e. Linux kernel 3.11) the graphics works "out of the box".
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