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Acer Aspire 5551

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire 5551 laptop.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Acer Aspire 5551 specifications page.

NameAcer Aspire 5551
ProcessorAMD Phenom™ II triple-core mobile processor N830, AMD Turion™ II dual-core mobile processor P520/N530, AMD Athlon™ II dual-core processor P320/N330
Screen15.6“ (1366×768) Widescreen
RAMUp to 4GB upgradeable to 8 GB using two soDIMM modules
HDD320GB to 640GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
Blu-ray
GraphicsATI Radeon™ HD 4250, ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5650, ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5470
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Acer InviLink™ Nplify™ 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorks
ScreenWorks
HDDWorks
Optical DriveWorks
GraphicsWorks To allow saving screen brightness install catalyst 10.6 or later
SoundWorks
EthernetWorks
WirelessWorks
BluetoothNot Tested
USBWorks
Card ReaderNot Tested
TouchpadWorks
WebcamWorks

Notes

Ubuntu Linux 10.04 x86_64 worked out of the box on Acer Aspire 5551.

Summary

After installing latest Catalyst drivers version 10.6 from ubuntu edgers repository, screen brightness has ability to save its state. Lm-sensors works out of the box but shows only CPU temperatures to show GPU temperatures install latest k10temp module from lm-sensors site(this is needed only on pre 2.6.33 kernels). I recommend this laptop for every Linux users looking for fully compatible Linux laptop.


Discussion

Marcos Cáceres, 2011/09/20 23:34

Card Reader works on Debian GNU/Linux Wheezy with kernel 3.0.1

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acer_aspire_5551.txt · Last modified: 2011/05/26 06:36 by billg
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