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Acer Aspire 5745


The Acer Aspire laptops work ok with linux, but there are a few things that will not work. The battery will not work because of Acer's hardware design. So far there is no fix for this problem. Powersave, suspend and hibernate do not work for me at least. On the last note it will run hot.

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For full specifications see the Acer Aspire 5745 specifications page.

NameAcer Aspire 5745
ProcessorIntel® Core i7-720QM processor (6 MB L3 cache 1.60 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.80 GHz, 45 W), i7-620M processor (4 MB L3 cache, 2.66 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.33 GHz, 35 W), supporting Intel® 64 architecture, Intel® Smart Cache or
Intel® Core i5-430M/ i5-520M processor (3 MB L3 cache, 2.26/2.40 Ghz with Turbo Boost up to 2.53/2.93 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™ 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveWorks
Card ReaderNot Tested
Built In MicDoes Not Work


Just about everything in the Acer Aspire 5745 works except for the Built in Mic. The Ethernet needs the drivers installed. The Battery always reads full even when unplugged. Tested on Ubuntu 10.04.

The battery monitoring does not work at present, however a update has been reported to fix this problem. Can someone confirm?


Works well with Ubuntu 10.04, compiz works with the out of the box drivers. Also because of the linux drivers for the intelHD chipset it will not play 3d games well.


prasad, 2012/02/01 11:53

I've a linux bootable cd. Can explore the contents of it in xp, but unable to install it when changing the boot priority to cd drive

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