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Acer TravelMate 7720

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Acer TravelMate 7720 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 TravelMate 7720
ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo T7300 2.0GHz
Screen17“ WXGA+ Widescreen
RAM2GB
HDD160GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
NetworkEthernet, Intel 4965 802.11abgn, Bluetooth

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
HDDYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYes
EthernetYes
WirelessYesUse the iwl4965 driver
BluetoothNot Tested
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested

Notes

Some versions of the TravelMate 7720 come with a ATI graphics chip. This model does not have one so it wasn't tested.

The microphone input does not seem to work at the moment. Hopefully a future ALSA update will fix this problem.

Summary

The Acer TravelMate 7720 was quite an easy laptop to Linux on, all the hardware was automatically detected and installed. Version for this laptop with a ATI graphics controller may be a little more difficult.

acer_travelmate_7720.txt · Last modified: 2017/10/03 17:47 by don