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Acer eMachines E625


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Acer eMachines E625 laptop.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Acer eMachines E625. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Acer eMachines E625 page on LapWik.

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For full specifications see the Acer eMachines E625 specifications page.

NameAcer eMachines E625
ProcessorAMD AthlonTM 64 X2 dual-core processor TK-42 (1MB L2 cache, 1.60 GHz, DDR2 667 MHz, 20 W)
AMD AthlonTM 64 single-core processor TF-20 (512 KB L2 cache, 1.60 GHz, DDR2 667 MHz, 15 W)
Screen15.6“ (1366×768) Widescreen
RAMUp to 4GB
HDD160GB to 500GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsATI RadeonTM Xpress 1200
Network10/100 Ethernet
802.11b/g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED® network connection

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveWorks
GraphicsWorks Note: select Ubuntu 2D in login screen when using Ubuntu 12.04.1 (32 bit)
SoundWorks Ubuntu 12.04.1 (32 bit) internal speakers do not play bass sounds → use external speakers or headphones.
EthernetWorksUbuntu 9.04 has problems with the ethernet controller but 9.10 works just fine. 12.04.1 (32 bit) has problems when using the default 3D unity.
WirelessWorksNote: BCM4312 [14e4:4315] does NOT work in Ubuntu 12.04.1 (32 bit) using jockey-gtk driver installation (connection unstable→useless)
Card ReaderWorks


The E625 was tested with Ubuntu 9.10.


For best hardware support from the Acer eMachines E625 you should use kernel 2.6.31 or greater such as what is included with Ubuntu 9.10.

acer_emachines_e625.txt · Last modified: 2017/09/25 19:01 by don