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Acer Aspire 5551G


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

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For full specifications see the Acer Aspire 5551G specifications page.

NameAcer Aspire 5551G
ProcessorAMD Turion™ II Dual-Core Mobile Processor P520 2.3GHz
AMD Athlon™ II Dual-Core Processor P320 2.10GHz
Screen15.6“ (1366×768) Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDDup to 500GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsATI Radeon™ HD 5470 graphics
ATI Radeon™ HD 5650 graphics
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Acer InviLink™ Nplify™ 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™
Acer InviLink™ 802.11b/g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveWorks
GraphicsProblems depending on kernel ver.
WirelessWorks Great
Card ReaderWorks


For now there aren't any drivers for the graphics for kernel above 2.6.x.
Tried to install the drivers which I found on the AMD site but without any positiv result.
Although, works just fine with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (the best Linux I was able to test on this machine)


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