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Acer Aspire 5542

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire 5542 laptop.

Mesin CTCP
192.168.1.1

Mesin digital printing
Mesin printing digital
Mesin cutting sticker
Mesin fiber laser
Mesin cutting laser
Mesin laser cutting
Gentong kayu
Informasi mesin advertising
Mesin digital printing outdoor
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Supplyer mesin digital printing
Usaha digital printing
Mesin digital print
Alat digital print
Jual mesin CTCP
Jual kaca mobil
Jual mesin cutting laser

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Acer Aspire 5542 specifications page.

NameAcer Aspire 5542
ProcessorAMD Turion X2 Ultra Dual-core processor : 2MB On-Die L2 Cache
AMD Turion X2 Dual-Core Processor : 1MB On-Die L2 Cache
AMD Athlon 64 X2 processor : 1MB On-Die L2 Cache
ScreenMonitor Size and resolutions
15.6“ HD (1366 x 768)
GraphicsATI Radeon HD 4200
RAMUp to 4GB
HDD160GB - 500GB
Optical DriveDVD Super Multi
Network10/100/1000
802.11b/g

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorks
ScreenWorks
HDDWorks
Optical DriveWorks
GraphicsWorksYou will need to install the proprietary ATI drivers for this to work
SoundWorks
EthernetWorks
WirelessWorks
BluetoothNot Tested
ModemNot Tested
USBWorks
Card ReaderNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested
WebcamWorks

Notes

This laptop was tested with Ubuntu 9.10.

Graphics

Most Linux distributions (including Ubuntu 9.10) don't support the ATI Radeon HD 4200. To get this working you need to install the proprietary ATI drivers. See the guides here for details on installing these on a variety of distributions.

With Ubuntu 9.10, make sure you use “Safe Graphics Mode” during installation or you will just get a blank screen when you first boot.

Touchpad

Avoid using the touchpad on/off feature of this laptop. If you turn it off you can't turn it on again without rebooting.

Summary

The Acer Aspire 5542 work well with Linux after installing the ATI drivers.