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Acer Extensa 4620-4605

Author(s)

John Clark L. Naldoza (njclark at cegnulug dot org)

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Acer Extensa 4620-4605 laptop.

This guide is intended to provide you details on how well this laptop works with Linux and which modules you need to configure. For details on how to actually install and configure the required modules have a look at our guides section for distribution specific instructions.

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Specifications

NameAcer Extensa 4620-4605
ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo T5250 1.5GHz
Screen14.1“ WXGA Widescreen
RAM2GB
HDD160GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
Network10/100/1000, Ethernet, 802.11abg

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
HDDYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYes
EthernetYes
WirelessYes
BluetoothNot Tested
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested
CameraNot Tested

Notes

Tried out both Ubuntu 7.10 and OpenSuse 10.3 (i386)

I needed to recompile the latest ALSA module to get sound working on the
headphone and mic. Internal mic doesn't work.

Wireless needed to download the firmware, afterwards it works.

I wasn't able to install Windows XP on the notebook but I didn't have any
problems installing Linux on it :)

Summary

There is a little configuration work required to get the most out of the Acer Extensa 4620. However after this is complete the 4620 works just fine with Linux.


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sujith kumar.k, 2009/05/17 05:48

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