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Acer Aspire 7740G


This is a compatiiblity guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire 7740G laptop.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Acer Aspire 7740G. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Acer Aspire 7740G page on LapWik.

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For full specifications see the Acer Aspire 7740G specifications page.

NameAcer Aspire 7740G
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i7-620M Processor (4MB Intel® Smart Cache, 2.66GHz)
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 430 @ 2.27GHz
Intel® Core™ i3-330M Processor (3MB Intel® Smart Cache, 2.13GHz)
Screen17.3“ 1600×900 Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDDup to 640GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon™ 5650 graphics
or ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5470 graphics 512MB
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
802.11b/g/n wireless

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorTestedi5 with Ubuntu 9.10 - Karmic Koala
ScreenNot TestedUbuntu 9.10 - Karmic Koala does not support the ATI Card by default!
You have to download the driver by take the radeon on
name of an installations script “”
HDDTestedit works well
Optical DriveTestedit burns well whith Brasero
GraphicsTestedmust be edit, it's not easy!
SoundTestedPROBLEM! The mic doesn't work, the speakers doesn't mute, when I plug in the Headset. But I think it's a configuration issue.
EthernetTestedOK works well!
WirelessTestedIt works. But network manager often cut off the connection, I think its something is wrong with the configuration of the password of the wireless network
USBTested No Problem
Card ReaderTested and OK with a Mini SD- Card Adapter and 4GB Memory
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested
WebcamTested and OKUbuntu
Touchpad Tested Problem! It works, but the scroll ärea only scrolls down. The Pointer is OK. It doesn't has a middel button.


Running Linux on the Acer Aspire 7740G. I am using Ubuntu 9.10 - Karmic Koala for nearly a year. And I often say “ich mach jetzt doch wieder windows drauf” ⇒ i have to run win7 again. but I dont do it. I hop there are other peoples like my, and the time will come, when the tuchpad/soundcard(mic) and graphic card will start up, out of the box. Ubuntu 10… doesn't supports the graphic card by default. There was no diffrence when I tested it with the LIVE CD.


To get a graphics driver use the english on.

by D.
acer_aspire_7740g.txt · Last modified: 2017/09/14 21:19 by don