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Acer Extensa 4420


This is a guide to running Linux with the Acer Extensa 4420 laptop.

This guide is intended to provide you details on how well this laptop works with Linux and which modules you need to configure. For details on how to actually install and configure the required modules have a look at our guides section for distribution specific instructions.

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NameAcer Extensa 4420
ProcessorAMD Athlon 64
Screen14.1“ WXGA Widescreen
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon X1250
NetworkEthernet, Acer InviLink 802.11bg

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorTestedWorks on Debian GNU/Linux–AMD64
ScreenTestedWorks on Debian GNU/Linux–AMD64
HDDTestedWorks on Debian GNU/Linux–AMD64
Optical DriveTestedWorks on Debian GNU/Linux–AMD64
GraphicsTestedWorks on Debian GNU/Linux–AMD64
SoundNot Tested
EthernetTestedWorks on Debian GNU/Linux–AMD64
WirelessNot Tested
56K ModemNot Tested
USBNot Tested
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested
CameraNot Tested


You can enter any specific notes with running Linux on the Acer Extensa 4420 here. ++Debian GNU/Linux had no problems identifying my hardware. ++This laptop comes with the hard drive already partitioned into two or three sections. ++It was easy to write the minimal install ISO file to a DVD and use a wired network to download the rest.


You can enter a summary of how well the Acer Extensa 4420 works with Linux here.

acer_extensa_4420.txt · Last modified: 2017/09/27 21:25 by don