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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire 5735 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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For full specifications see the Acer Aspire 5735 specifications page.
|Name||Acer Aspire 5735|
|Processor||Intel Core Dual core|
|Screen||15.6” WXGA Widescreen|
|Graphics||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M|
|Ethernet||works||ubuntu: set mtu to your network setting.|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not Tested||seems to be identified|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
Using Ubuntu 8.04 on an Acer Aspire 5735-4624, the ath9k wireless driver is not terribly reliable. It had a tendency to disconnect frequently from my network. I bought an MVix 802.11n 'nubbin' and downloaded the Linux driver source from MVix. With a bit of coaxing I got it compiled, and disabled the ath9k in modprobe.d/blacklist. The nubbin works great. I don't know whether the 9.04, 9.10, or immanent 10.04 ath9k drivers would solve this.
You can enter a summary of how well the Acer Aspire 5735 works with Linux here.