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Acer Aspire One 751

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire One 751 laptop.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Acer Aspire One 751. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Acer Aspire One 751 page on LapWik.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Acer Aspire One 751 specifications page.

NameAcer Aspire One 751
ProcessorIntel® Atom™ processor Z520 supporting Intel® 32 Architecture
Screen11.6“ 1366 x 768 Widescreen
RAMUp to 2GB
HDD160GB
Optical DriveNone
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator 500
Network10/100 Ethernet
Acer InviLink™ 802.11b/g

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorks
ScreenWorks
HDDWorks
GraphicsPartialNeeds some tweeking, see notes below
SoundPartialMicrophone does not work
EthernetNot Tested
WirelessWorks
BluetoothWorks
ModemNot Tested
USBWorks
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamWorks

Notes

This netbook was tested with Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.04.

Graphics

The Intel GMA 500 is not supported as standard by Ubuntu NBR so you will need to install the drivers manually, here is how with Ubuntu 9.04:

1. Go to https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-mobile/+archive/ppa?field.series_filter=jaunty and follow the instructions on adding their repository.

2. Install the psb packages needed with:

sudo apt-get install libdrm-poulsbo1 xserver-xorg-video-psb

3. Restart the netbook.

That should be it but this is just a basic 2D driver, the special visual effect wont work.

I plan to write a few guides on installing this driver on other Linux distributions but for now this will only work with Ubuntu 9.04.

Summary

The is some configuration work required to get the most out of the Acer Aspire One 751. This is not the best netbook to use with Linux but still runs reasonably well.

acer_aspire_one_751.txt · Last modified: 2017/09/20 11:28 by don