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Acer Aspire 5650-5652WLMi

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire 5650-5652WLMi 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 5650-5652WLMi
ProcessorIntel Core Duo T2300 1.66Ghz
Screen15.4“ WXGA
RAM1GB
HDD120GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsNvidia GeForce Go 7600
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless
Other4 x USB2.0, 1 x FireWire

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYesUse the snd-hda-intel module
EthernetYes
WirelessYesUse the ipw3945 module
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested

Notes

For the graphics chip you can use both the open source nv module and Nvidia's proprietary one. For installation instructions, you can view our Configuring a nVidia graphics chip guide. For 3D support, you will need the proprietary module. Some older versions of X may not have support for the Nvidia GeForce Go 7600, in this case you will need to use the proprietary module.

Summary

This laptop works very well with a up to date Linux distribution. There were no problems getting it working.


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