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 +====== Acer TravelMate 5740 ======
 +===== Introduction =====
 +This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Acer TravelMate 5740 laptop.
 +
 +This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Acer TravelMate 5740. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the [[http://​www.lapwik.com/​acer_travelmate_5740|Acer TravelMate 5740 page on LapWik]].
 +===== Editing This Page =====
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 +===== Specifications =====
 +For full specifications see the [[http://​www.lapspecs.com/​wiki/​acer+travelmate+5740|Acer TravelMate 5740 specifications page]].
 +
 +|Name|Acer TravelMate 5740|
 +|Processor|Intel Core™ i5-430M/​i5-520M processor (3 MB L3 cache, 2.26/2.40 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.53/​2.93/​3.06 GHz, DDR3 1066 MHz, 35 W), supporting Intel® 64 architecture,​ Intel® Smart Cache \\ Intel Core™ i3-330M processor (3 MB L3 cache, 2.13 GHz, DDR3 1066 MHz, 35 W), supporting Intel® 64 architecture,​ Intel® Smart Cache|
 +|Screen|15.6"​ (1366x768) Widescreen|
 +|RAM|Up to 8GB|
 +|HDD|320GB to 640GB|
 +|Optical Drive|DVD+-RW|
 +|Graphics|Intel® HD Graphics|
 +|Network|10/​100/​1000 Ethernet \\ Acer InviLink™ Nplify™ 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™|
 +===== Linux Compatibility =====
 +^Device^Compatibility^Comments^
 +|Processor|Works| |
 +|Screen|Works| |
 +|HDD|Works| |
 +|Optical Drive|Works| |
 +|Graphics|Works| |
 +|Sound|Works| |
 +|Ethernet|Works| |
 +|Wireless|Works| |
 +|Bluetooth|Not Tested| |
 +|Modem|Not Tested| |
 +|USB|Works| |
 +|Card Reader|Not Tested| |
 +|Webcam|Works| |
 +===== Notes =====
 +Tested with Debian Squeeze
 +===== Installation notes for Debian Squeeze ====
 +I had to install a basic system from DVD: netinstall didn't work since the installer doesn'​t know the wired network device. The installation medium was "​Debian GNU/Linux testing _Squeeze_ - Official Snapshot amd64 DVD Binary-1 20100809-04:​27"​. The tested hardware is a ACER Travelmate 5740-333G25MN.
 +
 +Immediately after the installation,​ wired networking worked flawlessly so i was in the game. To get wireless networking, i installed the broadcom-sta package and did "​module-assistant a-i broadcom-sta"​.
 +
 +Adding acpi_osi="​Linux"​ to the kernel parameters fixed the brightness control.
 +
 +For two finger scrolling i had to edit the xorg.conf. My relevant section (everything works as i want it) is:
 +
 +Section "​InputDevice"​
 +Identifier ​ "​Touchpad0"​
 +Driver ​     "​synaptics"​
 +Option ​     "​Protocol"​ "​auto-dev"​
 +Option "​SHMConfig"​ "​true"​
 +Option "​HorizEdgeScroll"​ "​on"​
 +Option "​VertEdgeScroll"​ "​on"​
 +Option "​VertTwoFingerScroll"​ "​on"​
 +Option "​HorizTwoFingerScroll"​ "​on"​
 +Option "​CornerCoasting"​ "​on"​
 +Option "​PalmDetect"​ "​on"​
 +Option "​CircularScrolling"​ "​on"​
 +Option "​CircScrollTrigger"​ "​3"​
 +Option "​EmulateTwoFingerMinZ"​ "​10"​
 +Option "​EmulateTwoFingerMinW"​ "​10"​
 +EndSection
 +
 +Everything else worked out of the box, including the webcam, playing openarena and waking up from standby.
 +===== Summary =====
 +The Acer TravelMate 5740 works very well with Linux. As of now, the hardware is very new and you should therefore use a very new distro. It is also a nice piece of hardware.
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acer_travelmate_5740.txt · Last modified: 2017/10/02 08:15 by don