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|Name||Acer Aspire 5336|
|Processor||Intel® Celeron® processor T3500 (1 MB L2 cache, 2.10 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 35 W),supporting Intel® 64 architecture
Intel® Celeron® processor 900 (1 MB L2 cache, 2.20 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 35 W), supporting Intel® 64 architecture
|Screen||15.6” (1366×768) Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 4GB|
|HDD||up to 640GB|
|Graphics||Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M|
Acer InviLink™ Nplify™ 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™
Acer InviLink™ 802.11b/g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™
|Processor||Works (Ubuntu based distros)|
|Screen||Works (Ubuntu based distros)||Some Back-light Issues|
|HDD||Works (Ubuntu based distros)|
|Optical Drive||Works (Ubuntu based distros)|
|Graphics||Works (Ubuntu based distros)|
|Sound||Works (Ubuntu based distros)|
|Ethernet||Works (Ubuntu based distros)|
|Wireless||Works (Ubuntu based distros)|
|USB||Works (Ubuntu based distros)|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
|Webcam||Works (Ubuntu based distros)|
Back-light Issue can be fixed (on Ubuntu based distros) by using
sudo setpci -s 00:02.0 F4.B=0 in the terminal upon boot (you may have to login blind and enter your password after the command, then add:
while [ true ]; sleep 1
sudo setpci -s 00:02.0 F4.B=0
To /etc/rc.local (at the end of the file just before the
exit 0 line). You can set B= to anything from FF (total dark) to (00) full bright, B=60 is about the halfway mark. (open as root
sudo pico /etc/rc.loca)
Alternatively, edit two lines in /etc/default/grub to read:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=“quiet splash acpi_backlight=vendor”
sudo update-gub. This will enable brightness function key (albeit in reverse function)
Using most some older distributions Linux should work out of the box however most newer releases suffer from back-light issues. Other than that Linux should work fine using.