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Acer Aspire 3935


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire 3935 laptop.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Acer Aspire 3935. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Acer Aspire 3935 page on LapWik.

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For full specifications see the Acer Aspire 3935 specifications page.

NameAcer Aspire 3935
ProcessorIntel® Core™2 Duo processor
Screen13.3” 1366 x 768 Widescreen
RAMUp to 4GB
HDD to 500GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5100/5300 (dual-band quad-mode 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N)
Fingerprint ReaderSynaptics SecurePad (Touchpad + Validity LiveFlex FPR)

Linux Compatibility

ScreenWorksBrightness control does not seem to work
Optical DriveWorks
ModemNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested



The CPU fan in this system does not seem to work correctly, it remains running much longer than appears to be necessary.

Brightness Control

This does not appear to work. It looks like Ubuntu tries to adjust the screen brightness but nothing actually happens.


Currently there are a few small issues with the Acer Aspire 3935 under Linux but for the most part it works fairly well.


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jimmyrapper, 2014/04/06 06:15

About the Wi-Fi adapter, have you tried the following way in Ubuntu: v

jimmyrapper, 2014/04/03 08:18

his solution works well for the brightness issue on kubuntu 9.10

Miquel, 2010/03/01 14:59

This solution works well for the brightness issue on kubuntu 9.10

pawn, 2010/02/25 09:06

what's about the fan, and the battery life (4 cell)? thank you

antwts, 2010/02/10 17:09

brightness control works with the latest bios update from acer(i think its v1.02)

miquel, 2010/02/19 23:03

sorry for the question but how did you update, and wich is the linux distribution you use. I'm using last kubuntu and brigthness dont works

Søren, 2009/10/05 19:02

The card reader works as well!

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