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Acer Aspire 5530

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire 5530 laptop.

This guide is intended to provide you details on how well this laptop works with Linux and which modules you need to configure. For details on how to actually install and configure the required modules have a look at our guides section for distribution specific instructions.

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Specifications

NameAcer Aspire 5530
ProcessorAMD Athlon 64 X2
Screen15.4“ WXGA Widescreen
RAM2GB to 4GB
HDD160GB to 320GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon HD 3200
NetworkEthernet, Acer InviLink 802.11bg

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorks
ScreenWorksPossible movie player mplayer or kaffeine the screen blinks
HDDWorks
Optical DriveWorks
GraphicsWorks
SoundThe volume little
EthernetWorks
WirelessWorks
56K ModemNot Tested
USBWorks
Card ReaderNot Tested
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
CameraNot Tested

Notes

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Summary

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Discussion

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Thebe , 2010/07/11 18:49

Everything is perfect, but the computer does not run more than a hour with ubuntu 10.04 too.
I think Acer Aspire is worst indeed, which can't run any linux distribution for more than a hour in my case (even Parted Magic). More to say, it shut down during installation of most linux distribution. What more point there should be to say that Acer is bad???
I really hate using Acer!

Marcus, 2010/03/31 21:23

Ubuntu 10.04 x64

Processor OK
Screen OK (all, even with compiz)
HDD OK
Optical Drive OK (r/rw cd/dvd)
Graphics OK (fglrx)
Sound not ok, no output or mic works
Ethernet OK
Wireless OK
56K Modem Not Tested
USB OK
Card Reader Not Tested
ExpressCard Slot Not Tested
Camera OK

Alexey B., 2009/11/27 15:05

if using Ubuntu:

Card Reader will work, if the memory card is inserted before booting Ubuntu. In that case removing and reinserting the card works well.
But if there is no card in cardreader before booting, there will be no reaction to the card inserting.

Alexey B., 2009/05/31 17:03

Does somebody know, how to let integrated subwoofer play?

Pablo, 2009/05/11 13:38

Hi

Ubuntu 9.04 installation fails from Live-USB but works from Live-CD.

Processor - ok
Screen - ok
HDD - ok
Optical Drive - ok
Graphics - ok (X crashes with the ATI drivers while using compiz and totem at the same time)
Sound - ok (5.1 sonund doesn't work neither audio through headphones)
Ethernet - ok
Wireless - ok
56K Modem - ok
USB - ok
Card Reader - ok (works inserting the card before boot)
Camera - Not Tested

alexander, 2009/04/29 06:43

Processor ok
Screen ok
HDD ok
Optical Drive ok (r/rw cd/dvd)
Graphics ok (fglrx)
Sound ok
Ethernet ok
Wireless ok (ath5k, kismet, airodump, wireshark - all works fine)
56K Modem Not Tested
USB ok
Card Reader Not Tested
ExpressCard Slot Not Tested
Camera ok (cheese work fine)

alexander, 2009/04/29 06:44

Ubuntu 9.04

Kapi, 2009/03/18 12:50

Hali!

Ubuntu 8.10 alternate (Kubuntu maybe) installation - ok,

HDD - ok,
Optical Drive - ok,
Graphics - ATI driver and application - ok,
Sound - ok,
Ethernet - ok,
Wireless - ok,
USB - ok.

bye

chris, 2009/01/22 11:56

Hey!

Computer crashes doring installation via live-cd
installation works if your doing it in win vista, but will crash during start.

And the support for ubuntu is worthless…so my conclusion, don't bother trying ubuntu on this comp, stick with the windows because even they are better for this one.

Cheers!

chris, 2009/01/22 11:55

Hey!

Computer crashes doring installation via live-cd
installation works if your doing it in win vista, but will crash during start.

And the support for ubuntu is worthless…so my conclusion, don't bother trying ubuntu on this comp, stick with the windows because even they are better for this one.

Cheers!

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