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Acer Extensa 5635G

Introduction

This is the summanry of Linux comptibility for Acer Extensa 5635G, a cheap and affordable 15.6“ notebook. Most of hardare works out-of-the-box and the others is easy to get work, even for linux beginners (see Google more details).

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Acer Extensa 5635G. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Acer Extensa 5635G page on LapWik.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Acer Extensa 5635G specifications page.

NameAcer Extensa 5635G
ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo T6600: 3Mb On-Die L2 Cache
Screen15.6” HD (1366 x 768), anti-glare
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce G105M 512MB dedicated VRAM
RAMUp to 4GB DDR3
HDDUp to 500 GB
Optical Drive Yes, DVD-RW DL drive with DVD-RAM support
Network10/100/1000
802.11abgn
Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYesNeeds BIOS update for CPU frequency scalling
ScreenYes
HDDYes
GraphicsYes Needs nvidia driver an Xconf edit to work correctly
SoundYes
EthernetYes
WirelessYesNeeds BIOS update, such as CPU
BluetoothYes
USBYes
Card ReaderYes
WebcamYes

Notes

This notebook is well supported on Ubuntu (and its derivates) 8.10 and higher. Until BIOS update of the notebook, WiFi works only with “noacpi” at startup. Otherwise Wifi and CPU frequency scalling is out of oderd. Also the graphic card needs to install nvidia proprietary driver and then edit the Xconf file for fix “8 screens on display” bug. Other harware works out of the box, even suspend and hibernation works fine.

Summary

Extensa 5635G is very good and cheap laptop to works under Linux. Afer flash a new BIOS from Acer's website and fix the problem with nvdia driver you will be satisfied. I recommnend this for buy.


Discussion

hashokatinoma (bob), 2011/11/10 09:51

hi guys im thinking of getting this laptop but is it any good for games

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