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Acer Aspire One 721

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire One 721 laptop. If you have the Acer Aspire One 721 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.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Acer Aspire One 721. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Acer Aspire One 721 page on LapWik.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Acer Aspire One 721 specifications page.

NameAcer Aspire One 721
ProcessorAMD Athlon II Neo K125 1.70 GHz
Screen11.1” WXGA Widescreen
RAMUp to 4GB
HDDup to 250GB
Optical DriveNone
GraphicsATI Radeon HD 4225
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorks
ScreenWorks
HDDWorks
GraphicsWorks
SoundWorks
EthernetWorks
WirelessWorksSee notes
USBWorks
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamWorks

Notes

Tested with Ubuntu 12.10

Wireless

To get wireless to work you will need to add the following line into /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf:

blacklist acer_wmi

Summary

After a little bit of fiddling with the wireless the Acer Aspire One 721 works well with Ubuntu 12.10.


Discussion

Daniel Zaar, 2012/12/27 21:46

I am running ubuntu 12.10 un an Acer aspire one 721 and sound, wifi, bluetooth, video, pm-suspend all works with no problem. There was some tweaking to get the wifi up but not to much.

The only problem is that the fan doesn't seem to spinn up properly… Hence it'll get too hot when working the CPU hard.

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