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Acer Aspire 7552G

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire 7552G laptop.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Acer Aspire 7552G. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Acer Aspire 7552G page on LapWik.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Acer Aspire 7552G specifications page.

NameAcer Aspire 7552G
ProcessorAMD Phenom™ II Quad-Core Mobile Processor N930 (2MB L2 cache, 2.0GHz)
Screen17.3“ 1600×900 Widescreen
RAMUp to 12GB
HDDup to 500GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
Blu-ray
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon™ 5650 graphics
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Acer® InviLink Nplify 802.11b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorks
ScreenWorks
HDDWorks
Optical DriveWorks
GraphicsWorks
SoundWorks
EthernetWorks
WirelessWorksRight-click network manager, enable wireless. If greyed out, Alt+F3 then enable 10.04
BluetoothNot Tested
ModemNot Tested
USBWorks
Card ReaderWorks
WebcamNot Tested

Notes

FGLRX drivers for 3D hardware acceleration are available on ati/amd website. Extract the .zip then in terminal sudo ./name_of_driver_executable. Will work on restart(one of the few things requiring restart besides kernel upgrade :D)

Summary

In at least some instances, the Acer Aspire 7552G tends to run too hot, with a plain-vanilla GNU/Linux setup. YMMV.

acer_aspire_7552g.txt · Last modified: 2018/08/01 04:32 by shm00nix