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Acer Aspire 7750G

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire 7750G laptop. If you have the Acer Aspire 7750G and are running Linux on it please consider editing this page or adding a comment below with your compatibility details. By contributing you will help other people running this laptop or trying to make a decision on whether to buy it or not.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Acer Aspire 7750G specifications page.

NameAcer Aspire 7750G
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i5-2450M Processor 2.5GHz with Turbo Boost technology up to 3.1GHz
Intel® Core™ i7-2670QM Processor 2.2GHz with Turbo Boost technology up to 3.1GHz
Screen17.3“ 1600×900 Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDDup to 750GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 670M Graphics
AMD Radeon 6650M Graphics
AMD Radeon™ HD 7670M Graphics
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
IEEE 802.11 a/g/n
IEEE 802.11 b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorOut of the box
ScreenOut of the box
HDDOut of the box
Optical DriveOut of the box
Graphics ChipNoAMD gives no support at all
VGA OutOut of the box
HDMI OutOut of the boxbut no sound
SoundOut of the box
Bulti-in MicrophoneOut of the box
Headphone JackOut of the box
Microphone JackOut of the box
EthernetOut of the box
WirelessOut of the box
USBOut of the box
Card ReaderOut of the box
WebcamOut of the box
Touch PadOut of the box
Suspend/ResumeOut of the box

Notes

Unless you want to game on this device, it works pretty good.


Discussion

Nick Thijssen, 2013/11/24 21:18

I have an Acer Aspire 7750G with AMD Radeon 6650M Graphics. About a year ago I installed Ubuntu (12.04) for the first time (This was my first experience with Linux). At that time it worked perfect with the AMD driver installed. 3 months ago there was a kernel and AMD driver update and since than I started having problems. I got these black flickering horizontal lines on my screen. I have been trying to fix this problem ever since but I can't figure out how. I tried install the driver via Jockey, the terminal, Synaptic and manualy via the drivers that you can download on the AMD site. I tried the latest one, the betas and the previous drivers, but non of them work. Whatever I do, I still get those lines, or worse. I run Ubuntu next to Windows 7. On Windows 7 the driver works, but it is a version of the driver that is modified by Acer, so it only works with that specific driver. This driver cannot be updated with the AMD tool. You can install a newer version manualy, but with the latest version I also get the flickering lines. This means that it has nothing to do with the OS, but with the driver. The Aspire 7750G also has an Intel Mobile Graphics card, which I suspect of causing the trouble.

I could use the open source driver, but it just draines my battery (1:30 with Ubuntu vs 3:30 with Windows 7)!

The reason why I what to get this working is that I'm very positive about Linux so far. Except compatibility it is in almost every aspect beter than Windows. I think Linux is the future for desktop computers and I realy want to be a part of the Linux community.

Does anyone experience the same problems and knows how to fix this? Please contact me!

p.s. As mentioned above, al the other hardware works fine!

p.p.s. Excuse me if I used bad/weird/funny grammar or spelling, I'm Dutch. :-$

Dr. Bunsen, 2013/11/10 09:45

I stole sinan's template

Ubuntu 13.10(started using it since 11.04)

Processor Works
Screen Works (1600×900)
HDD Works
SSD Works
Optical Drive Works
Graphics Chip NOPE, A big nope, no support from AMD. Tried this since 11.04, never been able to use the HD 6650M that's in it.
VGA works
HDMI no sound, because of the lack of the AMD driver
Sound Works
Bulti-in Microphone works
Headphone Jack Works
Ethernet Works
Wireless Works
USB Both USB-3 and USB-2 ports work
Card Reader Works
Webcam Works
Touch Pad Works
Suspend/Resume Works

@Victor, if you use ubuntu, update your linux-headers-numbers-generic, in which numbers is either the newest one, or the one you get from running 'uname -r'. Wireless will now work.

p.s. Seeing I got other devices with nvidia cards running, it is not my incompetents of installing a driver, but merely AMD not competent to make one.

sinan islekdemir, 2012/07/25 11:33

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Processor Works
Screen Works (1600×900)
HDD Works
Optical Drive Works
Graphics Chip Works (Installed proper drivers from AMD)
VGA Out Not Tested
HDMI Out Works
Sound Works
Bulti-in Microphone Not Tested
Headphone Jack Works
Ethernet Works
Wireless Works
USB Both USB-3 and USB-2 ports work
Card Reader Works
Webcam Not Tested - Cant find with digicam
Touch Pad Works
Suspend/Resume Works

Victor, 2012/12/09 10:06

Can you tell me what the driver you used for the wireless to work?

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