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Acer Aspire 5736Z


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For full specifications see the Acer Aspire 5736Z specifications page.

NameAcer Aspire 5736Z
ProcessorIntel® Pentium® processor T4500
Screen15.6” (1366×768) Widescreen
RAMUp to 4GB
HDDup to 640GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M
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

Processorwork imediately
Screenwork imediatelyit's just a screen it's normal
HDDwork imefiately
Optical Drivewotk imediately
Graphicswork imefiately but not with the last ubuntu (black screen issue
Soundwork immediately
Ethernetwork imediately
Wirelesswork but need an user manipulation
BluetoothNot Tested
ModemNot Tested
USBwork imediately
Card ReaderNot Tested
Webcamwork immediately


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khalid , 2014/04/07 08:02

Hello , Im am using Acer Aspire 5736z. I installed ubuntu 13.10 on it and got the screen brightness problem which i resolved. Now the problem is when ever i start my laptop, when reaches desktop a pop comes saying 'No Network , You are now offline' my wifi is not working now not even ethernet connectivity. Please Help

mioux, 2014/02/25 06:29

My trick is to install pciutils (by default in major distibutions), add a cronjob every minute which must be runed by root and runs «setpci -s 00:02.0 -F4.B=00»

I also have added the command in /etc/rc.local

You don't need the cronjob if your screen never switch to sleep mode

Pedro Mir., 2014/02/24 23:44

I have an acer aspire 5736Z 4826 and would like to install linux on it. But, in recent tests, he does bad on screen. The brightness of the screen starts zero, you can not see anything. I have to do a trick on boot, squeeze the FN key and then the Left and Right arrow to run in that I want to work, but he gets caught there, not even to change the system. And in another kernel (latest) it gives error on boot ……

Sorry bad English. I'm using google translator because I am a Brazilian ….. :/

mioux, 2011/08/24 18:34

In Fedora 15, I can't set screen resolution (stuck at 1024×768)

My kernel is (intel GMA support seems to have been added in 2.6.33 (I can't find where I've read this)
I've tried to “X -configure” and replace the xorg.conf file (which was configured with intel driver)
I've tried i910 driver in xorg.conf
If I remove nomodeset in kernel line from grub.conf, I have the black screen issue… (This is why i have voted “good” but not “excellent”

I don't have configured anything for the wifi, and it works out of the box.

Maarten vant Zand, 2011/08/19 07:15

the blank screen issue which is mentioned here is due to X, boot with the parameter “nomodeset” into linux, then go to the none-graphic screen and log in as root, then run “X -configure”.

The Xserver will then load each driver module, probe for the driver and create a configuration file. The configuration file will be stored in the home directory of the user who started the Xserver (usually /root). It's called so another config file that may exist in this directory will be overwritten.

We are done so far and we can restart the laptop.
We log in to KDE as root this time using the root password. Opening the file browser and we find in our root the newly made file we copy that and we place it in

and we rename the file as
Shutdown the laptop again and start it (NO REBOOT) and after log-in as normal user to KDE the screen now should display the normal resolution.

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