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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|Name||Acer Extensa 5420|
|Processor||AMD Turion 64 X2|
|Screen||15.4“ WXGA Widescreen|
|RAM||1GB to 4GB|
|Graphics||ATI Mobility Radeon X1250|
|Network||Ethernet, Acer InviLink 802.11bg|
|Wireless||Not Tested||You need a recent Linux distribution (such as Fedora 10) for this to work|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
|Camera||Supported||Tested with Fedora 12,14|
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.
You can enter a summary of how well the Acer Extensa 5420 works with Linux here.