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Acer Extensa 5630G

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Acer Extensa 5630G 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.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Acer Extensa 5630G. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Acer Extensa 5630G page on LapWik.

Author

bobby : bobbycvi(at)yahoo(dot)com

Specifications

For full specifications see the Acer Extensa 5630G specifications page.

NameAcer Extensa 5630G
ProcessorIntel® Core™ 2 Duo processor – T5800 (2.0 GHz, 800 Mhz FSB, 2 MB L2 cache)
Screen15.4“ WXGA Acer Crystal Brite LCD Widescreen (8 ms/220-nit)
RAMUp to 4GB
HDD250GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsUp To 1024 MB ATI Mobility RADEON™ HD 3470 (256 MB) HyperMemory
NetworkEthernet, Intel 5100 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorTestedTested in Ubuntu 8.10
ScreenTestedTested in Ubuntu 8.10
HDDTested Tested in Ubuntu 8.10
Optical DriveTested Tested in Ubuntu 8.10
GraphicsTested Tested in Ubuntu 8.10. Driver installed correctly.
SoundTested Tested in Ubuntu 8.10. Driver installed correctly.
EthernetTested Tested in Ubuntu 8.10. Driver installed correctly.
WirelessTested Tested in Ubuntu 8.10. Driver installed correctly.
BluetoothTested Tested in Ubuntu 8.10. Driver installed correctly.
56K ModemTested Tested in Ubuntu 8.10. Driver installed correctly.
USBTested Tested in Ubuntu 8.10. Driver installed correctly.
Card ReaderTested Tested in Ubuntu 8.10. Driver installed correctly.
ExpressCard SlotNot TestedNot tested yet. But I think it works.
PCMCIANot TestedNot tested yet. But I think it works.
CameraTested Tested in Ubuntu 8.10. Driver installed correctly.

Notes

Ubuntu 8.10 works perfectly on this Acer laptop. All drivers have been installed correctly. Bluetooth, wireless, ethernet network and the video card works great. I recommed you to install the new version of Ubuntu 8.10 (Inteprid).

Summary

The Acer Extensa 5630G works just fine under Linux. As long as a recent Linux distribution is used you shouldn't have any problems at all. I recommed to use the recent Ubuntu realease, it works just fine.


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kuka, 2014/01/01 14:15

Hi. I've tried some distros and have problem with ATI card - it's overheating in idle? Which drivers are the best?

kuka, 2014/01/01 14:15

Hi. I've tried some distros and have problem with ATI card - it's overheating in idle? Which drivers are the best?

kuka, 2014/01/01 14:14

Hi. I've tried some distros and have problem with ATI card - it's overheating in idle? Which drivers are the best?

Kutay Metolar, 2010/02/26 08:59

how can i get drivers?i want to use linux but i cant find drivers.Thanks.

Pitxyoki, 2009/09/29 22:13

Hi,

I installed Debian 'squeeze' (testing) on this laptop and most things are very well supported out-of-the-box.

I tested everything that you have listed here, except the ExpressCard Slot and the Card Reader, and all works well. Also, my laptop doesn't have a bluetooth adapter, so obviously I didn't test that.

I'm also contributing with the details of my laptop setup here: http://wiki.debian.org/InstallingDebianOn/Acer/Extensa 5630G

Stefan Gustavson, 2009/01/28 13:04

Same experience for me: everything worked like a charm when I installed Ubuntu 8.10, and Linux flies on this machine. It is a very nice low cost computer with good performance and excellent Linux compatibility, although it is more of a semi-portable desktop replacement than a traditional laptop.

Erich Steklac, 2009/05/22 15:20

I installed Ubuntu 9.04, everything works great but 5v1 Card Reader don`t know xD card, only SD card. Do you have this problem too?

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