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Acer Extensa 5620

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Acer Extensa 5620 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 5620
ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo T5250 1.5GHz
Screen15.4“ WXGA Widescreen
RAM1GB
HDD120GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
NetworkEthernet, Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (rev 02)

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
HDDYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYesSee notes
EthernetYes
WirelessYes Use the iwl3945 driver
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderPartialSD cards only, others don't seem to work
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested

Notes

The microphone does not seem to function properly at the moment. Hopefully an ALSA update will fix this issue.

An up to date distribution is required to get much of the hardware in this laptop working properly. Ubuntu 7.10, Fedora 8 and other distributions release around this time should support the Extensa 5620 just fine.

Summary

The Acer Extensa 5620 works just fine under Linux. As long as a recent Linux distribution is used you shouldn't have any problems at all.

acer_extensa_5620.txt · Last modified: 2017/09/27 21:32 by don