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Acer Aspire Timeline 5810T


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire Timeline 5810T laptop.

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For full specifications see the Acer Aspire Timeline 5810T specifications page.

NameAcer Aspire Timeline 5810T
ProcessorIntel® Centrino® mobile processor technology, featuring Intel® Core™2 Solo processor with 3 MB L2 cache
Screen15.6“ 1366 x 768 Widescreen
RAMUp to 4GB
HDDUp to 500GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4330
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5100 (dual-band quad-mode 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N)

Linux Compatibility

Processorworkscpu frequency scaling works as well
Optical Driveworks
Graphicsworks3D works with i915 module
Soundworksuse model=acer on snd_hda_intel module
Wirelessworksuse ath9k module
BluetoothNot Tested
ModemNot Tested
Card Readerworks
Webcamworksuse uvc module



Everything is working fine. Expect about 4-6 hours in performance mode, 6-8 hours in powersave mode.


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Jagadeesan, 2014/08/06 10:11

my laptop Acer Aspire 5830T
now i install Fedora 12. In this system not work lan, Wireless Lan and bluetooth. please tell me how to configure or where to down load the driver files for the above devices and send the steps of installation.
thank you

HC Sies, 2014/08/03 19:18

I installed Linux Mint Cinnamon 16 (and a few days ago 17), on my Acer 5810TZG, Pentium SU4100, 1.3 GHz, 4Gb mem, HDD 320 Gb.

I have issues with the
- inbuilt microphone (doesn't work)
- battery (Linux: only 4 hours, with Windows: 8 hours)
- start up / boot time (2 minutes)

All my other old pc's run smoothly on Linux (Mint 9 - 15), but with this Acer … headache. I should have stayed with Windows 7.

Sammy, 2012/11/20 20:28

Hi, everyone,

I am very new to ubuntu and trying to install ubunut 12.04 amd64or 32 bit on acer aspire 5810t. I tried it so many times to install it using wubi and installing it through pen drive uusing Yumi multiboot USB creator but nothing is working. My laptop shows some error command and just get stucked in there.

Currently, I am running windows 7 64-bit on my Acer aspire 5810t.

I would really appreciate if you can help me to suggest how to solve this issue.

thank you so much in advance

CZerta, 2011/08/21 19:38

I have a question. I screwed up my optical drive on this laptop and I don't need it, but in original Windows is possibility to turn it off to save battery. Is this possibility in Linux to? I want to install Debian.

sdfsdf, 2010/11/05 05:19


Tom Jenkins, 2010/02/25 21:48

This page states that the ath9k module should be used for wireless, but Ubuntu 9.10 (for me, anyway) uses iwlcore/agn (makes sense as it's an intel wireless device, yes?) which works, but cuts out a fair bit. Loading the ath9k module doesn't seem to allow use of the wireless.

fleitasj, 2009/12/28 12:38

Hola, yo he tenido los mismos problemas, hasta ahora el distro que mejor se ha instalado en mi laptop 5810T es el linux mint 8. Me gustaria instalar Debian, pero no me reconoce la tarjeta de wlan. Por favor, si alguien puede ayudarme se lo agradezco.

Robertu, 2009/12/28 10:26

My experiences with Ubuntu 9.10 on my new Acer 5810t (=intel gma 4500 only):
Everything worked out of the box (lan/wlan/disks/screen/sound/etc), except:
- brightness screen buttons (alt+cursorright/left) show the popup window but this does not influence the screen at all.
- battery 100% charged - +/- 4 hours to go (maybe better after a some charges…)

fan is running all the time, but can hardly be heard (I am working in a 100% silent room). Laptop stays very cool.

nomnex, 2009/12/31 22:47

Roboertu, can you set the brightness using the panel applet or from Power Management window?

Sandeep, 2009/12/02 16:14

The brightness control doesn't work at all in Ubuntu 9.04 for Acer 5810T.

nomnex, 2009/10/23 03:08

Planning purchasing the notebook /installing Karmic. Any input using Karmic with this notebook and eventual specific settings are welcome (I have subscribe to the comments)

What about ACPI: the FN Keys + Volume / + Brightness do they wotb?

stan, 2009/09/20 21:35

I have 5810TG. Debian 5.0 –> 5.03 Lenny. Ethernet and Wi-Fi wont work from the box on kernel 2.6.26-2. On 2.6.30 work well.
Atheros driver solve first problem. Now I need iwl5100 driver to Wi-Fi.
For using ATI graphic I shutdown integrated Intel graphic in windows, because ATI not activated by default, and after it Linux accept ATI driver. Works well.
Good laptop. But some little things making me evil at first time :)

Roberto, 2009/09/29 20:40

I purchase the same compute but I wasn't able to install any distribution due to the net install I choose and the problem with ethernet card.
Please stan would you tell us which distribution did you use?
In opensuse 11.1 the wireless is detected correctly out of the box but neither the eth0 nor the grphics works.

mahmoud, 2009/08/22 08:03

I installed ubuntu 9.04 but the led of Ethernet not lighting and net not working otherwise vista working well can you tell me how can i solve this problem?

mahmoud, 2009/08/22 07:58

I installed ubuntu9.04 but the Ethernet not working the led not lighting how can i solve this problem otherwise the vista working well

AT, 2009/08/21 06:44

Hi there,

thanks a lot for this template. Could you please post your xorg.conf ?



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