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Acer Aspire 5745G


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire 5745G laptop.

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For full specifications see the Acer Aspire 5745G specifications page.

NameAcer Aspire 5745G
ProcessorIntel® Core i7-720QM processor (6 MB L3 cache 1.60 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.80 GHz, 45 W), i7-620M processor (4 MB L3 cache, 2.66 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.33 GHz, 35 W), supporting Intel® 64 architecture, Intel® Smart Cache or
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 GHz, 35 W), supporting Intel® 64 architecture, Intel® Smart Cache
Screen15.6“ (1366×768) Widescreen
RAMUp to 4GB
HDD320GB to 640GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce® GT 330M
NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 420M
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Acer InviLink™ Nplify™ 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveWorks
GraphicsWorksInstall the NVIDIA proprietary drivers for best support.
EthernetWorksNeeds an up to date Linux distribution such as Ubuntu 10.10
BluetoothNot Tested
ModemNot Tested
Card ReaderWorksTested with SD and XD cards
WebcamWorks Doesn't work in v4l1 applications. Works in kopete (uvcvideo driver)
ACPIWorksUpdate: Battery monitoring now working with the latest BIOS update. Grab the update from here.


Laptop was tested with Ubuntu 10.04.


With the latest BIOS update the Acer Aspire 5745G works well with Linux. Main problem is the ethernet controller at present.