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Acer Aspire TimelineX 5830TG


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For full specifications see the Acer Aspire TimelineX 5830TG specifications page.

NameAcer Aspire TimelineX 5830TG
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i5-2430M Processor 2.40GHz with Turbo Boost technology up to 3.0GHz
Intel® Core™ i5-2450M Processor 2.5GHz with Turbo Boost technology up to 3.1GHz
Screen15.6“ (1366×768) Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDDup to 750GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce® GT 540M
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
IEEE 802.11 a/g/n
IEEE 802.11 b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorNot Tested
ScreenNot Tested
HDDNot Tested
Optical DriveNot Tested
Graphics ChipNot Tested
VGA OutNot Tested
HDMI OutNot Tested
SoundNot Tested
Bulti-in MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone JackNot Tested
EthernetNot Tested
WirelessNot Tested
BluetoothNot Tested
ModemNot Tested
USBNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested
Touch PadNot Tested
Suspend/ResumeNot Tested


Optimus support won't work out of the box; with Ubuntu at least, this implies that both graphic cards are active all the time, and this will drain your battery quickly. To solve that problem, install Bumblebee (


You can enter a summary of how well the Acer Aspire TimelineX 5830TG works with Linux here.


John Dogan, 2013/07/16 18:41

I am a first time user of Linux and have to say i rather like it. I have one issue at the moment with the install? That is i have installed it twice now and on both occasions the sound does not seem to want to work. As a newbie to Linux i cannot figure out if the drivers for sound are or are not installed? Do i need drivers. Sorry i am very good with all windows rubbish but this is all new to me. I have checked the forums and done exactly what they say, but to no avail so i though i would mention it here.

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