How do you rate this laptop with Linux?
Excellent
 
63% (10)
Good
 
19% (3)
Fair
 
6% (1)
Poor
 
13% (2)
Unusable
0% (0)

Acer Aspire 5738Z

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire 5738Z laptop.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Acer Aspire 5738Z. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Acer Aspire 5738Z page on LapWik.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Acer Aspire 5738Z specifications page.

NameAcer Aspire 5738Z
ProcessorIntel Pentium Dual-core processor: 1MB On-Die L2 Cache
Screen15.6“ HD (1366 x 768)
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce G105M
Intel GMA 4500M
RAMUp to 8GB
HDDUnknown
Optical DriveDVD Super Multi
Blu-Ray Drive
Network10/100/1000
802.11b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorks
ScreenWorks
HDDWorks
Optical DriveWorks
GraphicsWorksOnly the Intel graphics were tested, NVIDIA is not known at this time.
SoundWorks
EthernetNot Tested
WirelessWorks
BluetoothNot Tested
ModemNot Tested
USBWorks
Card ReaderNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot WorkingNo drivers at the moment

Notes

The 5738z was tested with Ubuntu 9.10

Summary

The Acer Aspire 5738z is not a bad laptop to use with Linux, all the major features are working. If you have this model with the NVIDIA graphics chip it would be good to know if that works for you.


Discussion

Michael, 2013/01/30 23:24

Install PCLinuxOS free from www.pclinuxos.com and you will have no problems with this laptop.
Join the forum.
Installs straight out of the box.

nikolja, 2012/05/01 11:52

Webcamera, card reader, modem, bluetooth, Ethernet (don't have fingerprint panel) all working.

Hossein Bukhamseen, 2012/01/30 11:01

on Ubuntu 10.04
Ethernet, webcam, Card reader, Bluetooth work (dont have fingerprint panel)

yu, 2010/12/22 19:09

webcam, nvidia, card reader – all is working (dont have fingerprint panel)

leo, 2010/08/22 06:37

can i never use my webcam?coz i m in need of it?
and my intel 4500 graphics accelerator is working or not,where from can i check it?plz help me

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