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Acer Aspire 8940G


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For full specifications see the Acer Aspire 8940G specifications page.

NameAcer Aspire 8940G-724G50Bn
ProcessorIntel Core i7 processor : 6MB On-Die L3 Cache
Screen18.4“ Full HD (1920 x 1080)
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M
RAMUp to 8GB
HDD500 GB or 2 x 500 GB (with add. bracket)
Optical DriveBlu-Ray Drive
Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5100/5300

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveO.K.
SoundO.K.model=asus-aspire-8930g (Alsa doc.)
ModemNot TestedN.A.
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderO.K.
ExpressCard SlotO.K.
Fingerprint ReaderProblemno proper driver
WebcamO.K. with uvcvideo


With openSuSE 11.2 - no problems(!) except Fingerprint Reader


Very good.


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gtrott, 2012/01/30 07:04

Linux Mint 12 with Cinnamon and NVIDIA drivers (290.10). all apps work well, Inkscape, Blender, GIMP, office apps, and Virtual Box. Cant get google earth to work.

Rick, 2011/12/09 03:44

Okay, after installing 11.10 Unity now works. Not sure if there was a real difference or I did something right the second time. I did read that I could upgrade with the “Additional Drivers” function in 11.10.

Rick, 2011/12/08 19:38

Just tried Ubuntu 11.04 in duel boot mode with Win7 and I get an error when trying to run with Unity on. Apparently my graphics card is already not good enough, bummer. Probably useless but I am going to upgrade to 11.10 and see how it goes.

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