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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Acer TravelMate 5520G 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.
I have tried the laptop with Arch Linux, Debian “Lenny” and “Squeeze”, Ubuntu 9.10 and briefly with 11.04.
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|Name||Acer TravelMate 5520G|
|Processor||AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-60 1,9 GHz|
|HDD||250 GB/232 GiB|
|Optical Drive||DVD+-RW DL|
|Graphics||ATi Mobility Radeon HD2400XT|
|Network||Ethernet 10/100/1000, Ralink wireless 802.11 b/g|
|Optical Drive||Yes||No issues|
|Graphics||Yes||No issues, full 3D acceleration not tested. Open source ATi driver in Arch Linux works.|
|Wireless||Yes||Propertary drivers required, either Ralink b43 or Ralink STA|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Yes||No issues|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
Ubuntu 11.10 supports two-finger scroll, windows does not.
In Arch linux, the default scroll is two-fingers.
Linux works fine with the Acer TravelMate 5520G, just remember to install proprietary wireless drivers.