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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire 5739 laptop.
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For full specifications see the Acer Aspire 5739 specifications page.
|Name||Acer Aspire 5739|
|Processor||Intel Pentium Dual-core processor: 6MB On-Die L2 Cache|
|Screen||15.6” HD (1366 x 768)|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce GT 130M|
|RAM||Up to 8GB|
|Optical Drive||DVD Super Multi
Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5100/5300
|Sound||Works||May need to remove pulseaudio depending on your distribution.|
|Ethernet||Not Working||Only works when ACPI is disabled which isn't an acceptable solution.|
|Wireless||Not Working||Like Ethernet, only works when ACPI is disabled which isn't an acceptable solution.|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
|Fingerprint Reader||Not Tested|
This laptop was tested with Ubuntu 9.10.
There are a few bugs in this laptop's ACPI implementation which causes Ethernet and Wireless not to work.
If you get a “6 screens effect” when using the proprietary NVIDIA driver then do the following:
1. Edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file, you could use nano to do this with:
sudo nano -w /etc/X11/xorg.conf
2. Add the following line in the Device section:
Option "ModeValidation" "NoTotalSizeCheck"
3. Save the file and reboot (in nano: press Ctrl-X and answer Y)
The Acer Aspire 5739 is a terrible machine to use with Linux and should be avoided.