John Clark L. Naldoza (njclark at cegnulug dot org)
This is a guide to running Linux with the Acer Extensa 4620-4605 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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|Name||Acer Extensa 4620-4605|
|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo T5250 1.5GHz|
|Screen||14.1“ WXGA Widescreen|
|Graphics||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100|
|Network||10/100/1000, Ethernet, 802.11abg|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
Tried out both Ubuntu 7.10 and OpenSuse 10.3 (i386)
I needed to recompile the latest ALSA module to get sound working on the headphone and mic. Internal mic doesn't work.
Wireless needed to download the firmware, afterwards it works.
I wasn't able to install Windows XP on the notebook but I didn't have any problems installing Linux on it :)
There is a little configuration work required to get the most out of the Acer Extensa 4620. However after this is complete the 4620 works just fine with Linux.