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Acer Extensa 5430

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Acer Extensa 5430 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 5430
ProcessorAMD Athlon 64
Screen15.4” WXGA Widescreen
RAM1GB to 4GB
HDD120GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon HD 3200
NetworkEthernet, Acer InviLink 802.11bg

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
HDDYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYes
EthernetYes
WirelessYes
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
Card ReaderYes
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested

Notes

Problem writing to Kingston Data Traveler 100 16GB, but not any other USB drives(It's the same in Vista).

Summary

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Discussion

Clayton Mileto, 2011/03/21 01:28

Extensa 5430 given to me by family member. Dual booting win7 and ubuntu 10.10 Everything is working perfect with default installs of either OS. I am a happy man.

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