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Acer Aspire 5251

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire 5251 laptop.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Acer Aspire 5251. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Acer Aspire 5251 page on LapWik.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Acer Aspire 5251 specifications page.

NameAcer Aspire 5251
ProcessorAMD™ V Series Processor V120 (512KB L2 cache, 2.2GHz)
Screen15.6“ (1366×768) Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDDup to 500GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsATI Radeon™ HD 4250
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Acer InviLink Nplify 802.11b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorks
ScreenWorks
HDDCompatibleMounts all Partitions
Optical DriveWorks
GraphicsWorks
SoundWorks
EthernetWorks
WirelessWorks
USBWorks
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested

Notes

A fairly up to date Linux distribution is need for this laptop, however it works fine with thus a distribution.

Summary

The Acer Aspire 5251 works really well with current Linux distributions.


Discussion

chekawa, 2010/09/01 13:29

I run Mepis 8.5 using this notebook. Works great and the wireless is detected upon boot of the live CD.You only need to insert your WPA ID. The only other distro to work is Fat Dog 64-500 which also detects the Broadcom card. Most other distros don't detect the wireless network.

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