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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Acer TravelMate 5520 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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|Name||Acer TravelMate 5520|
|Processor||AMD Turion 64 X2|
|Screen||15.4” WXGA Widescreen|
|RAM||1GB to 4GB|
|Graphics||ATI Mobility Radeon X1250|
|Network||Ethernet, Acer InviLink 802.11bg|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
|Fingerprint Reader||Not Tested|
To use ACPI you will have to update the laptop's BIOS the latest (1.17).
Acer TravelMate 5520 has been tested with Ubuntu 8.10, it appears to be fully functional aslong as you if you first update the BIOS to 1.17 for the ACPI.