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This is a guide to running Linux with the Acer TravelMate 5730 laptop.
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|Name||Acer TravelMate 5730|
|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo|
|Screen||15.4“ WXGA Widescreen|
|RAM||2GB to 4GB|
|Graphics||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD|
|Network||Ethernet, Intel 5100 802.11abgn|
|Screen||Yes||shortcuts for backlight work|
|Sound||Yes||shortcuts for volume work too|
|Ethernet||Not Tested||Should be okay, lists under lspci and ifconfig|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Bluetooth||Not Tested||shown in dmesg|
|Card Reader||Not Tested||shown in lspci|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
|PCMCIA||Not Tested||yenta shown in dmesg|
|Fingerprint Reader||Not Tested||see below|
It's a UPEK TouchStrip. USB ID is 147e:1000 which gets not recognized by the system out of the box. Some users reported getting it working with fprint and Fingerprint GUI, but not with KDM.
Works very well out of the box. Tested with Kubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex.