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Acer Aspire 5738ZP Touch

Introduction

This is a compatbility guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire 5738ZP Touch laptop.

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

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Acer Aspire 5738ZP Touch specifications page.

NameAcer Aspire 5738ZP Touch
ProcessorIntel Pentium Dual-core processor: 1MB On-Die L2 Cache
Screen15.6” HD (1366 x 768)
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce G105M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
RAMUp to 4GB
HDD160GB to 500GB
Optical DriveDVD Super Multi
Blu-Ray Drive
Network10/100/1000
802.11b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorks
ScreenWorks
HDDWorks
Optical DriveWorks
GraphicsWorks
SoundWorks
EthernetWorks
WirelessWorks
BluetoothNot Tested
ModemNot Tested
USBWorks
Card ReaderNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested
TouchscreenNot Working

Notes

Most of the Debian based distros work fine with the machine.
Driver details:
Bus 003 Device 002: ID xxxxxxxxx AuthenTec, Inc. AES1600 #finger-print reader
Bus 002 Device 002: ID xxxxxxxxx Suyin Corp. #webcam
VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc M92 [Mobility Radeon HD 4500 Series]
Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc RV710/730
Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5764M Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (rev 10)
Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)

Summary

Except the touch screen everything else works perfectly fine on this machine. If anyone has found a way to make the touch screen work, pls post it here.


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acer_aspire_5738zp_touch.txt · Last modified: 2010/10/13 15:20 (external edit)
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