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|Name||Acer Aspire 7740G|
|Processor||Intel® Core™ i7-620M Processor (4MB Intel® Smart Cache, 2.66GHz)
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 430 @ 2.27GHz
Intel® Core™ i3-330M Processor (3MB Intel® Smart Cache, 2.13GHz)
|Screen||17.3” 1600×900 Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 8GB|
|HDD||up to 640GB|
|Graphics||ATI Mobility Radeon™ 5650 graphics
or ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5470 graphics 512MB
|Processor||Tested||i5 with Ubuntu 9.10 - Karmic Koala|
|Screen||Not Tested||Ubuntu 9.10 - Karmic Koala does not support the ATI Card by default!
You have to download the driver by ati.com take the radeon on
name of an installations script “ati-driver-installer-10-2-x86.x86_64.run”
|HDD||Tested||it works well|
|Optical Drive||Tested||it burns well whith Brasero|
|Graphics||Tested||must be edit, it's not easy!|
|Sound||Tested||PROBLEM! The mic doesn't work, the speakers doesn't mute, when I plug in the Headset. But I think it's a configuration issue.|
|Ethernet||Tested||OK works well!|
|Wireless||Tested||It works. But network manager often cut off the connection, I think its something is wrong with the configuration of the password of the wireless network|
|Card Reader||Tested and OK||with a Mini SD- Card Adapter and 4GB Memory|
|Fingerprint Reader||Not Tested|
|Webcam||Tested and OK||Ubuntu|
|Touchpad||Tested||Problem! It works, but the scroll ärea only scrolls down. The Pointer is OK. It doesn't has a middel button.|
Running Linux on the Acer Aspire 7740G.
I am using Ubuntu 9.10 - Karmic Koala for nearly a year. And I often say “ich mach jetzt doch wieder windows drauf” ⇒ i have to run win7 again. but I dont do it. I hop there are other peoples like my, and the time will come, when the tuchpad/soundcard(mic) and graphic card will start up, out of the box.
Ubuntu 10… doesn't supports the graphic card by default. There was no diffrence when I tested it with the LIVE CD.
To get a graphics driver use http://support.amd.com/ the english on.