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Acer Aspire 8943G


This is a guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire 8943G laptop.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Acer Aspire 8943G. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Acer Aspire 8943G page on LapWik.

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For full specifications see the Acer Aspire 8943G specifications page.

NameAcer Aspire 8943G
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i7-720QM Mobile Processor
Screen18.4“ 1920×1080 Widescreen
RAMUp to 16GB
HDDup to 500GB
Optical DriveBlu-ray
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5850 graphics
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Acer InviLink Nplify 802.11b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorCompatible(tested on ubuntu 11.04)
ScreenCompatible(tested on ubuntu 11.04)
HDDCompatible(tested on ubuntu 11.04)
Optical DriveCompatible(tested on xubuntu 11.10)
GraphicsCompatible(tested on ubuntu 11.04)
SoundCompatible minus “subwoofer” and 3.5mm optical(tested on ubuntu 11.04)
EthernetCompatible(tested on ubuntu 11.04)
WirelessCompatible(tested on ubuntu 11.04)
BluetoothCompatible(tested on xubuntu 11.10)
ModemNot Tested
USBCompatible(tested on ubuntu 11.04)
FirewireNot Tested
Card Readerincompatible(tested on ubuntu 11.04)
WebcamCompatible(tested on xubuntu 11.10)


Runs just fine with little configuration in ubuntu natty, much effort was not put in to getting the incompatible hardware to run.


You can enter a summary of how well the Acer Aspire 8943G works with Linux here. Very impressed with how well my 8943G runs in xubuntu 11.10. I have not had the time or even the desire to test out the thumb print or card reader, but when I have time to play I shall.

acer_aspire_8943g.txt · Last modified: 2017/09/19 20:50 by don