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This is a guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire 5720 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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|Name||Acer Aspire 5720|
|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo T5250 1.5GHz|
|Screen||15.4” WXGA Widescreen|
|Optical Drive||DVD-Super Multi Double layer|
|Graphics||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100|
|Network||Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11abg, Bluetooth|
|Wireless||Yes||Use the iwl3945 driver|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
You will need kernel 2.6.22 or greater to get the Aspire 5720 working correctly with Linux. Older kernels lack properly hardware support.
While the webcam works the quality is not fantastic yet. You can get the webcam somewhat working with the linux-uvc drivers. Most distribution do not include this driver so you will need to install it manually.
As long as a recent Linux distribution is used, the Acer Aspire 5720 works just fine with Linux. Just the webcam is a little problematic.