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This is a guide to running Linux with the Acer Extensa 5620 laptop.
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|Name||Acer Extensa 5620|
|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo T5250 1.5GHz|
|Screen||15.4” WXGA Widescreen|
|Graphics||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100|
|Network||Ethernet, Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (rev 02)|
|Wireless||Yes||Use the iwl3945 driver|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Partial||SD cards only, others don't seem to work|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
The microphone does not seem to function properly at the moment. Hopefully an ALSA update will fix this issue.
An up to date distribution is required to get much of the hardware in this laptop working properly. Ubuntu 7.10, Fedora 8 and other distributions release around this time should support the Extensa 5620 just fine.
The Acer Extensa 5620 works just fine under Linux. As long as a recent Linux distribution is used you shouldn't have any problems at all.