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Acer Aspire 5741

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire 5741 laptop.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Acer Aspire 5741 specifications page.

NameAcer Aspire 5741
Processor# Intel® Core i5-430M processor (3 MB L3 cache, 2.26 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.53 GHz, DDR3 1066 MHz, 35 W), supporting Intel® 64 architecture, Intel® Smart Cache
# Intel® Core i3-330M processor (3 MB L3 cache, 2.13 GHz, 35 W), supporting Intel® 64 architecture, Intel® Smart Cache
Screen15.6“ (1366×768) Widescreen
RAMUp to 4GB
HDD320GB to 640GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Acer InviLink™ Nplify™ 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
Acer InviLink™ 802.11b/g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorks
ScreenWorks
HDDWorks
Optical DriveWorks
GraphicsWorks
SoundWorks
EthernetWorks
WirelessWorks
BluetoothNot Testedwith proprietary broadcom sta driver
ModemNot Tested
USBWorks
Card ReaderWorks
WebcamWorks

Notes

The 5741 was tested with Ubuntu 10.04

Summary

The Acer Aspire 5741 works well with Linux, no real problem to report at all.


Discussion

kommos, 2012/02/01 23:58

slackware 13.37 e 13.1 all ok

win, 2011/09/07 10:09

The acer Aspire 5741, intel core i3 processor 330M with intel@ HD graphics up to 1755 MB DVMT don't work with ubuntu or kubuntu 11.04.
In the process of instalation just appear a black window

Erik Andersen, 2011/09/16 05:26

Does it work for you if you plug in an external screen and restart? Then you can turn of screen mirroring and try various resolutions. That seemed to work for me.

Amer, 2011/08/15 15:27

what about Fedora or CentOS with Intel® GMA 4500MHD?
is there any problem?

Spurcat, 2010/11/01 21:23

I install ubuntu 10.10 and OpenSuse 11.3 and i had a problem with the britness but i pluged a VGA monitor and set the laptop display to 1360×786 resolution and solved the issue. The generig resolution was 1366×786 and didn't work, but now works properly.

MTecknology, 2010/09/08 05:16

My only issue has been a slightly funky touchpad but not worth fighting and the display brightness not working.

jordanwb, 2010/07/06 04:01

Wifi chip is a Broadcom 4357 so you'll need to install Broadcom's proprietary driver, and the screen brightness control doesn't work. Although the later may be due to my not installing a package. Tested with Ubuntu 10.04 64bit via Minimal CD.

boblowkl, 2010/06/03 11:49

Hmm…. I don't have any problems with “headphone” sound – I say “headphone” because I actually jack in a pair of small desktop speakers. The sound is as good as my previous machines… are things different in Windoze?

gwyn, 2010/05/18 15:46

The acer aspire 5741G works almost perfectly with ubuntu 10.04 64bit. Only problem is very distorted headphone sound which is probably more to do with ubuntu's setup of pulseaudio than a basic linux/laptop incompatibility.

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