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Acer Aspire 7740G

Introduction

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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Specifications

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

DeviceCompatibilityComments
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 ati.com take the radeon on
name of an installations script “ati-driver-installer-10-2-x86.x86_64.run”
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.

Notes

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.

Summary

To get a graphics driver use http://support.amd.com/ the english on.

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