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Acer Aspire 7745G

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire 7745G laptop.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Acer Aspire 7745G. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Acer Aspire 7745G page on LapWik.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Acer Aspire 7745G specifications page.

NameAcer Aspire 7745G
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i7-720QM Mobile Processor (6MB Intel® Smart Cache, 1.6GHz)
Intel® Core™ i3-350M Mobile Processor (3MB Intel® Smart Cache, 2.26GHz)
Screen17.3“ 1600×900 Widescreen
RAMUp to 16GB - Intel i7
Up to 8GB - Intel i3
HDDup to 500GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
Blu-ray
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon™ 5650
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Acer InviLink Nplify 802.11b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorks
ScreenWorks
HDDWorks
Optical DriveWorks
GraphicsWorks
SoundWorks
EthernetWorks
WirelessWorksIn Ubuntu 10.10, active with the Additional Drivers program
BluetoothWorks
ModemNot Tested
USBWorks
Card ReaderWorks
WebcamNot Tested

Notes

For proper ACPI support from this laptop (to get battery, suspend/resume, etc working properly) you need to install at least BIOS version 1.03.

Make sure you use a Linux distribution with at least kernel version 2.6.35, such as Ubuntu 10.10. Older distributions have problem with sound and wireless.

Summary

The Acer Aspire 7745G is not the easiest laptop to setup with Linux, however with a bit of work good results can be achieved.

acer_aspire_7745g.txt · Last modified: 2017/09/14 21:23 by don