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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire 7745G laptop.
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For full specifications see the Acer Aspire 7745G specifications page.
|Name||Acer Aspire 7745G|
|Processor||Intel® Core™ i7-720QM Mobile Processor (6MB Intel® Smart Cache, 1.6GHz)
Intel® Core™ i3-350M Mobile Processor (3MB Intel® Smart Cache, 2.26GHz)
|Screen||17.3” 1600×900 Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 16GB - Intel i7
Up to 8GB - Intel i3
|HDD||up to 500GB|
|Graphics||ATI Mobility Radeon™ 5650|
Acer InviLink Nplify 802.11b/g/n
|Wireless||Works||In Ubuntu 10.10, active with the Additional Drivers program|
For proper ACPI support from this laptop (to get battery, suspend/resume, etc working properly) you need to install at least BIOS version 1.03.
Make sure you use a Linux distribution with at least kernel version 2.6.35, such as Ubuntu 10.10. Older distributions have problem with sound and wireless.
The Acer Aspire 7745G is not the easiest laptop to setup with Linux, however with a bit of work good results can be achieved.