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Acer TravelMate 5742

Introduction

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Acer TravelMate 5742 specifications page.

first test

the laptop is tested on redhat entreprise server 6.1 (Santiago)

The following list represents the detectable hardware on this system.

General
(4) GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GHz 2398 MHZ

Arch: x86_64 Cache: 3072 KB
Vendor: GenuineIntel Memory: 3507 MB
Stepping: 5
Family: 6 Swap: 8191 MB

Interface IP Address Netmask Broadcast Hardware Address Driver Module
eth0 note that I remove my network config For reasons of security (local network)
eth1
note that I remove my network config For reasons of security (wifi)
lo
virbr0
virbr0-nic
vmnet1 this is the VMwere networkcard
vmnet8
this is the VMwere networkcard

Storage

Description

Bus= Device= Physical

TOSHIBA_MK3265GSX ata sda

Video

Description======================Bus===Vendor===Driver

Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller pci Intel Corporation unknown driver not found

====USB===========
==Description=======Bus===================Vendor=======Driver==
5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller pci Intel Corporation ehci_hcd
5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller pci Intel Corporation ehci_hcd

====Misc==========
===Description============Bus======Vendor======Driver======
Core Processor DRAM Controller pci Intel Corporation agpgart-intel
5 Series/3400 Series Chipset HECI Controller pci Intel Corporation unknown
driver not found
5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio pci Intel Corporation HDA Intel
5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 1 pci Intel Corporation unknown driver not found
NetLink BCM57780 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe pci Broadcom Corporation tg3
5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 2 pci Intel Corporation unknown
driver not found
BCM43225 802.11b/g/n pci Broadcom Corporation wl this driver is not automatically detected you gara download the driver source code from official web site of Broadcom Corporation and compile it (this will make your wifi card working )
82801 Mobile PCI Bridge pci Intel Corporation unknown
driver not found
Mobile 5 Series Chipset LPC Interface Controller pci Intel Corporation unknown driver not found
5 Series/3400 Series Chipset 4 port SATA AHCI Controller pci Intel Corporation ahci
5 Series/3400 Series Chipset SMBus Controller pci Intel Corporation unknown
driver not found
5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Thermal Subsystem pci Intel Corporation intel ips
Core Processor QuickPath Architecture Generic Non-core Registers pci Intel Corporation unknown driver not found
Core Processor QuickPath Architecture System Address Decoder pci Intel Corporation unknown
driver not found
Core Processor QPI Link 0 pci Intel Corporation unknown driver not found
Core Processor QPI Physical 0 pci Intel Corporation unknown
driver not found
Core Processor Reserved pci Intel Corporation unknown driver not found
Core Processor Reserved pci Intel Corporation unknown
driver not found
2.0 root hub usb Linux Foundation usb
USB Hub Interface usb hub
Integrated Rate Matching Hub usb Intel Corp. usb
1.3M WebCam (notebook emachines E730, Acer sub-brand) usb Suyin Corp. usb
USB Interface usb usbfs
USB Interface usb usbfs
USB Hub Interface usb hub
2.0 root hub usb Linux Foundation usb
USB Hub Interface usb hub
Integrated Rate Matching Hub usb Intel Corp. usb
Keyboard usb Holtek Semiconductor, Inc. usb
USB HID Interface usb usbhid
USB HID Interface usb usbhid
USB HID Interface usb usbhid
USB Hub Interface usb hub

Conclusion

the RHEL 6.1 x86_64 works very well on this laptop despite the drivers not detected the bad thing is the resolution (1024×768 max) which is not important (well ,for me at least ) to fixe it you gara find the Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller pci Intel Corporation driver

Other Notes

1- Battery autonomy is about 2 hours and 30 minutes not really good it's better with other OS's
2- good virtualisation support
3- stable system
4-BCM43225 802.11b/g/n pci Broadcom Corporation wl
this driver is not automatically detected you gara download the driver source code from official web site of Broadcom Corporation and compile it (this will make your wifi card working )

now the the result : 7.75/10

author:
mourad elmain email: mourad.elmain@hotmail.fr


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acer_travelmate_5742.txt · Last modified: 2012/04/30 10:04 by billg
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