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Acer Aspire 7551G

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire 7551G laptop.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Acer Aspire 7551G. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Acer Aspire 7551G page on LapWik.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Acer Aspire 7551G specifications page.

NameAcer Aspire 7551G
ProcessorAMD Phenom™ II Quad-Core Mobile Processor N930 (2MB L2 cache, 2.0GHz)
AMD Phenom™ II Triple-Core Mobile Processor N830 (1.5MB L2 cache, 2.10GHz)
AMD Turion™ II Dual-Core Mobile Processor P520 (2MB L2 cache, 2.30GHz)
AMD Athlon™ II Dual-Core Processor P320 (1MB L2 cache, 2.10GHz)
Screen17.3“ 1600×900 Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDDup to 500GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
Blu-ray
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon™ 5650 graphics
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Acer® InviLink Nplify 802.11b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorks
ScreenWorks
HDDWorks
Optical DriveWorks
GraphicsWorksInstall the proprietary ATI/AMD drivers
SoundWorks
EthernetWorks
WirelessWorks
USBWorks
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamWorks

Notes

Tested with Ubuntu 10.10.

Summary

The Acer Aspire 7551G works very well with Linux.


Discussion

Christian, 2011/02/05 03:29

Currently running Linux Mint 10.10 “Julia”.
Video driver has to be downloaded and installed but works fine.

Only problem I have seen so far is the multi-touch gestures, touchpad not properly detected (touchpad works, but not the gestures neither the scroll) and cant find a solution for this yet.

Fully Functional.

Christian, 2011/02/05 03:42

Its me again. Here are my specs and my hardware experiences:
AMD Phenom™ II Quad-Core Mobile Processor N930 (2MB L2 cache, 2.0GHz)
4GB RAM
DVD+-RW

Graphics: Successfully played Hitman with Wine and worked flawlessly. Also the plugins for compiz currently running on my laptop (love the 3D Box).
Optical Drive: my DVD+-RW works just fine, reading and burning as it should.
Sound: Working fine. I've used it also with Wine and Propellerhead's Reasons and my midi controller and sounds great!
Ethernet and Wireless Working.
USB: Never had a problem with it. I also connect a Smart Card reader to it and works (you need to install some drivers first for the reader)
Webcam: Works out of the box.

Emil, 2010/11/29 17:07

The Laptop acer 7551G runs very good except video card(ATI Readon HD5650). It's a pity that one cannot enjoy vigorous and convenient graphical environment of SUSE.

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