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Acer Aspire 5741G

Author(s)

Jonathan Wilson

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux on the Acer Aspire 5741G.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Acer Aspire 5741G. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Acer Aspire 5741G page on LapWik.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Acer Aspire 5741G specifications page.

NameAcer Aspire 5741G
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
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce® GT 320M
ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5470
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 1366*768 the ability to mirror is present in the nvidia options but not tested
HDDworks
Optical Driveworks, tested burning dvds
Graphics2-d with open source driver, 3-d with proprietary nvidia driverWorks fine in 1366*768 on Ubuntu 10.10 using the default drivers but its better to use proprietary drivers.
Soundworks, I haven't tested line in
Ethernetworks
Wirelessworks with proprietary broadcom sta driver. For Ubuntu, see System→Administration→Additional driver. Wireless will only work after driver installation (require to use a wired ethernet to download them).
Bluetoothno adaptor
Modemno modem
USBworks
Card Readerworks
Webcamworks

Notes

This laptop works perfectly with 32-bit linux 2.6.32-21-generic. 64-bit linux did not work as expected, the wireless driver did not connect.

Before you try anything, boot to windows and choose to create the acer-recovery disks, it fills 3 DVD+R's, but they are bootable and I was able to wipe the hard disk and reinstall windows using them. There is also an option in windows to create a windows recovery-disk, so that the “bootmgr is missing” error which I got below, can be fixed, without reinstalling.

Linux mint 9 - 32bit, installs and detects everything automatically.

Fedora 13 - 64bit does not boot from the install dvd or live cd, but will if you pass it some options.

Ubuntu 10.10 - 32bit, installs and detects everything automatically. Needs to install the proprietary broadcom sta driver to make the wireless working (required wired etherned connection).

The laptop comes pre-installed with windows 7, beware there are 3 partitions on the drive:
1/ recovery partition
2/ windows
3/ bootloader
I initially wiped all partitions except the large windows one, installed linux and got a “bootmgr is missing” message, on trying to load windows. I had to reinstall windows to fix that.

I found that grub 2 will not work if you install to the a dedicated boot partition, I had to install to the MBR.

Summary

Works great, and the battery gave me 3+ hours. I recommended this as a linux laptop.
Works great, I recommended this also.


Discussion

jimmyrapper, 2014/04/06 06:32

I just installed Ubuntu 10.04 on an Acer Aspiure 5751 but the wireless doesn't work. How do you install the drivers without a connection? http://www.pinayfashion.com/?p=9

jimmyrapper, 2014/04/03 08:29

I have aspire 5741G I want this system to work with BT. when my laptop boot from USB BT3, It works without WLAN. when it boots from USB BT4, “tg3: Problem fetching inventor of chips” error appears but the WLAN light flashs. http://stemclub.org

beshoy , 2012/03/15 18:50

sorry,i want a help , i have a laptop aspire 5741 i want to install driver of VGA card as the words or lines are not appeared in my laptop clearly
haven't a good appearance
is this because of the driver of vga card or what ? i want a help
i make command lspci
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)

angelou, 2011/02/19 00:26

cool

Ted, 2011/02/15 12:49

Hi

I just installed Ubuntu 10.04 on an Acer Aspiure 5751 but the wireless doesn't work. How do you install the drivers without a connection?

Thx

Antonio, 2011/02/17 10:41

Connect ur laptop through ethernet and then go Proprietary drivers and you ll see it there along with an ATI.

Spawnaga, 2011/01/12 19:25

I have aspire 5741G I want this system to work with BT. when my laptop boot from USB BT3, It works without WLAN. when it boots from USB BT4, “tg3: Problem fetching inventor of chips” error appears but the WLAN light flashs.
please help me I need the laptop works with any version of BT

Spawnaga, 2011/01/12 19:25

I have aspire 5741G I want this system to work with BT. when my laptop boot from USB BT3, It works without WLAN. when it boots from USB BT4, “tg3: Problem fetching inventor of chips” error appears but the WLAN light flashs.
please help me I need the laptop works with any version of BT

felipe, 2010/11/06 16:32

When I unplug it, never shows how much battery left, but seems to be a usual problem in ubuntu 10.10…

ilia, 2010/10/17 19:52

I have an Acer aspire 5741G, i have installed windows 7 64bit and wifi does not work,i have tried many programs but none of them was working, could anybody help me?

SarXes, 2010/11/24 01:31

Hy ilia, the soulution for your problem is that u have to download this driver : Wireless LAN_Broadcom_5.60.18.8_W7x86W7x64_A . After installing it your wifi will work excelent :D What is important that Broadcom driver had to be … :D I hope i helped you :D

Ilia, 2011/01/12 19:40

i have already done it, my friend helped me, thank you very much for you help

Frikisada, 2010/09/22 21:20

I have one too, I have installed Ubuntu 10.04 on it, and it seems that the touchpad doesn't work properly ( using 2 fingers donn't scroll)

Do you have the same problem? Have you solved it?

antonio, 2010/09/20 11:33

Hi I have the same laptop and i installed ubuntu 10.04. As u said the wireless is not working and it needs propriatary driver. Could you help me resolve this issue as i am new to linux. I have windows installed aswell.

tomiis, 2010/09/29 15:44

Hi I have installed Ubuntu 10.04 without problems. The Driver worked after installation.

Acer InviLink™ Nplify™ 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ?
Acer InviLink™ 802.11b/g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ?

Which one do you have?

noraelisabeth, 2010/08/19 18:39

I have an Acer Aspire 5741G laptop with Linuxmint 9 Isadora and everything, including the wireless connection is working perfectly!
I've installed Linuxmint side by side with Windows 7 and choose between the two at startup

tomiis, 2010/06/30 22:00

ubuntu 10.04 64bit - OK
lm-sensors not found :( need drivers

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