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Acer Aspire 5745G

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire 5745G laptop.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Acer Aspire 5745G specifications page.

NameAcer Aspire 5745G
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
Blu-ray
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce® GT 330M
NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 420M
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Acer InviLink™ Nplify™ 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorks
ScreenWorks
HDDWorks
Optical DriveWorks
GraphicsWorksInstall the NVIDIA proprietary drivers for best support.
SoundWorks
EthernetWorksNeeds an up to date Linux distribution such as Ubuntu 10.10
WirelessWorks
BluetoothNot Tested
ModemNot Tested
USBWorks
Card ReaderWorksTested with SD and XD cards
WebcamWorks Doesn't work in v4l1 applications. Works in kopete (uvcvideo driver)
ACPIWorksUpdate: Battery monitoring now working with the latest BIOS update. Grab the update from here.

Notes

Laptop was tested with Ubuntu 10.04.

Summary

With the latest BIOS update the Acer Aspire 5745G works well with Linux. Main problem is the ethernet controller at present.


Discussion

haider2r, 2012/12/04 21:40

can anyone who has acer aspire 5745g i7 please helpppp??? plz make a backup of your system bios with universal bios backup toolkit and upload that ?? i need that .rom bios file to flash my dead acer aspire 5745g . :(

abhee ray, 2011/03/26 19:20

Hi,
I'm using acer 5745g, system configuration follows:

Processor: i5-430M
Screen :15.6”
RAM :4GB
HDD :500 GB
Optical Drive :DVD+-RW

Graphics :NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 330M

OS: Windows 7 and Fedora core 7

Linux is unable to detect any sound card. Please help.

Akil, 2011/03/21 15:19

to make the bluetooth work in fedora 13 or other linux OS, first login to windows, switch on the bluetooth and then restart ur system and then boot into linux… Don't turn off… its restart…

dheerendra, 2011/02/19 05:20

My Acer 5745g Can't find any bluetooth devices like my Logitech mouse and my phone. I went into control panel and under hardware and sound i clicked on add a device but nothing ever comes up. I've looked all around the laptop to see if there is a slide button to turn on bluetooth but there isn't one. There's three little lights on the laptop 2 of them are blue and the wireless light is orange. I'm not sure if that has anything to do with it. But yeah any help would be much appreciated.Bold Text

dE, 2011/01/21 06:44

No. This does NOT work. The stupid cheep bios doesn't know how to set the default graphs device.

vit, 2010/11/18 19:09

Bluetooth doesn't work!
There is strange device, reported by lsusb:
ID:0402:9665 ALi Corp.

hciconfig doesn't find any device.

btusb kernel module is loaded.

Please, check your bluetooth device!

vk, 2010/12/06 14:56

Hi
i have bought a new acer 5745 laptop, i have installed the blutooth
drivers but i am not being able to locate it on my laptop same is happening for wi-fi also.please suggest.

vit, 2010/12/06 15:05

Can you boot under Windows? Does bluetooth works under Windows?
Hm… I have no problems with wifi. Which Linux distributive do you use?

kshitij, 2010/10/01 16:36

hiii….plz help…
i own a acer 5745g laptop with 64bit motherboard…..
i am having problem with ethernet port as no device is shown….
i am unable 2 practise module 3rd as no configuration can b done…
hav tried redhat 5.3,5.4 and fedora 10,13 and ubuntu

vit, 2010/11/18 19:15

Try to find your ethernet controlly via lspci (as root).

I have “Attansic Technology Corp. Device 1073” ethernet controller, and it works out of box (Mandriva 2010.1)

Marvn, 2011/03/07 14:40

you will need latest kernel if you want this card to work (or compile the driver yourself), i run 2.6.37 and eth0 works just fine :)

Kinshuk, 2010/09/09 16:45

As far as I know, battery monitor fails to work because of a bug in BIOS. You can update it, but doing so might void the warranty! Improper updation of BIOS will be worse than a tour to hell, so be very careful about it.

Eject button doesn't function. You can right-click the panel, add a custom launcher with command “eject cdrom” [without quotes], now click the launcher to eject the tray.(must on Knoppix-gnome, works fine on Ubuntu/Linux Mint)

Atheros ethernet driver is available, you'll have to compile it and reboot the system to get ethernet enabled. Search Ubuntu forums to get the download link.

Peter McNeil, 2010/08/18 10:16

Everything seems to work on Fedora 13 except the battery monitor which always shows plugged in. Have to watch the wireless network being turned off if the battery runs out. Fix is to press Fn-F3 on restart.

Like to know how to fix the battery monitor.

omar gomez, 2010/08/25 21:47

hey!! did you fix the problem with the battery monitor? i'll thank you if you can help me

Arpit Phillips, 2011/09/22 10:34

The battery monitor can be fixed with a BIOS upgrade. You'll need to go to the website and download it and run the flashing software on windows.

Paulo, 2010/08/13 03:41

Opensuse 11.3 (KDE)


Problem with battery monitor (always shows 0% and AC plugged, despite what's actually going on). Eject key does not work but you can run the eject command at console. Wi-fi and sound work fine. Haven't tried wired ethernet.

Murat, 2010/11/10 14:55

I use OpenSuse 11.3 everything is working except Wirelles card (broadcom)

falconic, 2010/07/30 11:44

Everything works now :)

Liking the whole Kubuntu experience !

-falconic

Stefan, 2010/07/25 16:18

Hi
Out of box experience: No internet, no proprietary drivers and CD ROM not mountable
Detects network card but cannot enable it.
USB works, sound works, but have not been able to test much else without Internet connection.
Tried with Ubuntu 9.04 and 10.04

Javid, 2010/07/05 08:36

Hi

Evrything works except Network Card

I tried with Oracle EnterPrise Linux

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