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Acer Aspire 5670-5675WLHi

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire 5670-5675WLHi laptop. This is a higher spec machine but at a relatively reasonable price. It does require some Linux experience to get working properly.

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 5670-5675WLHi
ProcessorIntel Core Duo T2600 2.16Ghz
Screen15.4“ WXGA
RAM2GB
HDD100GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon X1600
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth
Other4 x USB2.0, 1 x FireWire

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes uses the non-free ati fglrx module
SoundYesUse the snd-hda-intel module
EthernetYes
WirelessYesUse the ipw3945 module or the more recent iwl3945 drivers
BluetoothNot Tested
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested

Notes

At time of writing, the current radeon driver in Xorg does not suport the ATI Mobility Radeon x1600 graphics chip. To get the display working properly you will need to use the proprietary ATI module.

Summary

The Acer Aspire 5670-5675WLHi requires some Linux experience to function well due to the need of the proprietary ATI module. For best results you need a Linux distribution with at least the 2.6.16 kernel, such as an updated Fedora Core 5 installation.


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