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Acer Aspire One D257


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For full specifications see the Acer Aspire One D257 specifications page.

NameAcer Aspire One D257
ProcessorIntel Atom N570, N550, N455 or N475
Screen10.1“ WSVGA
RAMUp to 2GB
HDDup to 500GB
Optical DriveNone
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150
Network10/100 Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

BluetoothNot Present!adeed 5/5/2012 : Need to be investigated. Some models have it, others don't
ModemNot Present!
Card ReaderKeep Trying!


The above hardware compatibility was tested with JoliOS 1.2.
You may have to fix a restart problem following this tutorial:


This laptop works fairly well with Linux. Card reader does not work with the default install, though it may be possible to get it to work with some fiddling.



Jared, 2013/03/14 08:25

Mine overheats with any linux


Jared, 2013/03/15 06:54

Now i'm using Xubuntu 12.10 and everything is ok

Richard, 2012/06/09 16:07

could someone post lspci lsusb dmesg for info? would like to see how it is resognised.

Alessandro, 2012/05/28 21:18


With Ubuntu 12.04 everything works out of the box.

Card reader not tested.

I had to fix a restart problem following this tutorial:


igny, 2012/12/01 20:53

i also use ubuntu 12.04 but the sound quality is very bad with headphones.., 2012/05/27 02:48

Aquired D257 in November 2011. Two more units Jan 2012 and March 2012.

Tested with 1GB, 3 and 6 cell batteries
Loaded Fedora 16 - XFCE spin, x86_64

Graphics - works
Wired - works
Wireless - works (some driver problems with certain kernel releases, but these are quickly resolved)
Audio - works (speaker, headphone, internal microphone, external microphone)
Camera - works
USB - works
External Video - works
Card Reader - works. requires loading “kernel staging” because driver is too new for standard kernel. (yum install kmod-staging)
Suspend, hibernate - works

Keyboard function controls - all work
Trackpad - multi-finger - works

Battery life 3 cell = 2.5 hours
Battery life 6 cell = 5 hours

80085, 2012/02/12 11:11


80085, 2012/02/12 11:10

Archbang runs smooth out of the box.

Haven't tried wired, or card reader.

Ivan, 2011/12/22 22:34

Wireless not working on Aspire One D257, N570, 2GB, 500GB, nether does the card reader. Rest of things run smooth :D

joazard, 2012/05/20 01:40


chris r, 2011/12/22 01:53

i too used to have problems with wireless i would recomend downloading a 3.1.4/3.1.5 kernel since thats all i have experience with and if you know how to configure the kernel goto the staging drivers and make modules of broadcoms (brcmsmac) and or (brcmfmac) and enable the realtec card reader (not sure of exact name but realtec something) the module will be called rts_pstor (its in the staging drivers too) and (usb 2.0 ehci under usb devices.)
sorry in advance for the run on sentence and this may not work for you (i have d257-13404)
and also i havnt been able to get the lcd brightness to work yet when the linux loads so take care of that before your linux gets started…

Gary, 2011/10/28 11:58


What Kernel is the above working on?

I'm trying to run a kernel and am unable to get wired or wireless working. The USB won't read either.

Do you know what drivers I need to get wireless and wired working with the above kernel?

Also, I could just rebuild the Kernel but am not sure what modules etc. I would need or if they are included. I couldn't see any in there when I looked.

Thanks in advance,

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