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Acer eMachines E625


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Acer eMachines E625 laptop.

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For full specifications see the Acer eMachines E625 specifications page.

NameAcer eMachines E625
ProcessorAMD AthlonTM 64 X2 dual-core processor TK-42 (1MB L2 cache, 1.60 GHz, DDR2 667 MHz, 20 W)
AMD AthlonTM 64 single-core processor TF-20 (512 KB L2 cache, 1.60 GHz, DDR2 667 MHz, 15 W)
Screen15.6“ (1366×768) Widescreen
RAMUp to 4GB
HDD160GB to 500GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsATI RadeonTM Xpress 1200
Network10/100 Ethernet
802.11b/g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED® network connection

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveWorks
GraphicsWorks Note: select Ubuntu 2D in login screen when using Ubuntu 12.04.1 (32 bit)
SoundWorks Ubuntu 12.04.1 (32 bit) internal speakers do not play bass sounds → use external speakers or headphones.
EthernetWorksUbuntu 9.04 has problems with the ethernet controller but 9.10 works just fine. 12.04.1 (32 bit) has problems when using the default 3D unity.
WirelessWorksNote: BCM4312 [14e4:4315] does NOT work in Ubuntu 12.04.1 (32 bit) using jockey-gtk driver installation (connection unstable→useless)
Card ReaderWorks


The E625 was tested with Ubuntu 9.10.


For best hardware support from the Acer eMachines E625 you should use kernel 2.6.31 or greater such as what is included with Ubuntu 9.10.


problem, 2013/04/14 11:22

wireless network not working………..

James, 2012/08/05 03:59

Will this AMD AthlonTM 64 X2 dual-core processor TK-42 (1MB L2 cache, 1.60 GHz, DDR2 667 MHz, 20 W) work in an emachine E625-5813 Notebook computer without any problems?

James, 2012/08/05 04:01

I forgot to mention, I run Windows Vista Home basic OS.

Silas229, 2012/02/23 01:17

I am not able to turn on the wireless button since I installed Linux Debian on my e625.

thomas, 2012/02/12 17:04

I have installed several distrubutions on mostly works all by default but with fedora 13 I remember had problems with the ethernet driver all the time.
now i use ubuntu 11.10 oneiric ocelot and have still some trouble with the enthernet controller,sometimes it crashes while the internet is used,especially when downloading
I try now rebuild the kernel

sanjay , 2011/04/05 23:52

i download and convert in to cd and just switch off computer n do on but not running ubuntu its countinning with window vista wat is the provlem plz help me

guillermo reyes, 2011/02/12 22:34

Hola tengo una emachibe by Acer e625 con centos 5.5 pero no me reconoce la wifi que puedo hacer

happy E625 user, 2010/07/11 13:04

Ubuntu 9.10 and Ubuntu 10.04 tried in almost 2 years old E625, and works perfect! HDD works, Card reader works, Wireless works, all works! Thanks for eMachines of this computer because it's so perfect to run Linux =)

axldavis2012, 2010/06/08 02:33

i have installed fedora 13 on my acer emachine e625 and my button that turns on & off my wireless wont work my wireless wont cut on please help

thank you

axl davis, 2010/01/16 00:14

i cant get eather of them to work wireless or ethernet

dancinqueen, 2010/01/26 23:03

Please help - I am going mad trying to connect to my wifi - doesn't seem to matter what I do it still cannot see it. I have Dell's and Mac's running off the same wifi but oh no not this laptop. Anyone got any advice other throwing it out of the window!

Pablo o, 2009/12/01 06:49

Hi i have an E625and i cant make work my wifi, only can connect the pc from a cable. any one have an idea plz

Damien, 2009/11/08 21:45

Using Ubuntu 9.10 on my emachines e625 AMD AthlonTM 64 single-core processor TF-20 (512 KB L2 cache, 1.60 GHz, DDR2 667 MHz, 15 W) and everything works perfectly:-)

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Ki, 2009/10/16 17:01

Live cd works great!

Rod, 2009/10/03 19:24

Happy days!8-)
a full update found the Ethernet drivers for me (Whooohoo)

Rod, 2009/10/03 05:16

I feel your pain I just did the same install and my LAN drivers went poof as well.
The LAN drivers for the E625 are by Atheros and I found some tarballs of Linux drivers on on their website but am not sure what will happen, cross fingers 8-O

Bobby, 2009/09/28 20:55

I installed Ubuntu on my E625 and it ran great. It took me 2-3 days to realise that my ethernet drivers weren't installed however. I've tried to find drivers with little luck. But other than ethernet the machine seems to be working fine.

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