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Acer Extensa 5420

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Acer Extensa 5420 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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Specifications

NameAcer Extensa 5420
ProcessorAMD Turion 64 X2
Screen15.4“ WXGA Widescreen
RAM1GB to 4GB
HDD160GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon X1250
NetworkEthernet, Acer InviLink 802.11bg

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorks
ScreenWorks
HDDWorks
Optical DriveWorks
GraphicsWorks
SoundWorks
EthernetWorks
WirelessNot TestedYou need a recent Linux distribution (such as Fedora 10) for this to work
56K ModemNot Tested
USBWorks
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderSupported
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested
CameraSupportedTested with Fedora 12,14

Notes

For the wireless, Fedora 14 defaulted to b43 driver, which would drop out and require system restart. Recently installed kmod-wl from rpmfusion. Not much testing on this driver yet, but, so far, looks good. Need to blacklist the b43 and ssb modules to use kmod-wl.

Card reader tested with up to 16GB SDHC.

Summary

You can enter a summary of how well the Acer Extensa 5420 works with Linux here.

acer_extensa_5420.txt · Last modified: 2017/09/27 21:31 by don