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Acer TravelMate 5760

Introduction

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Acer TravelMate 5760 specifications page.

NameAcer TravelMate 5760
ProcessorIntel® CoreTM i5-2410M/i5-2520M/i5-2540M processor (3 MB L3 cache, 2.30/2.50/2.60 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.90/3.20/3.30 GHz, DDR3 1333 MHz, 35 W)
Intel® CoreTM i3-2310M processor (3 MB L3 cache, 2.10 GHz, DDR3 1333 MHz, 35 W)
Screen15.6“ (1366×768) Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDDup to 750GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 3000
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Intel Centrino® Advanced-N 6205, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
Acer InviLink™ Nplify™ 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™
Acer InviLink™ 802.11b/g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™

Linux Compatibility

tested on openSuSE 11.4, Ubuntu 12.04

DeviceCompatibilityComments
Processoryes
Screenyes
HDDyes
Optical Driveyes
Graphicsyes
Soundyesintern speakers don't mute when earphone plugged in
EthernetNot out of the boxYes, out of box on Ubuntu 12.04
Wirelessyes
BluetoothNot Tested
Modem-
USByes
Card ReaderNot out of the boxCrash with XD-Card
Webcamyes

Notes

Ethernet Driver from http://www.belobog2.0fees.net/AR81Family-linux-v1.0.1.14/
CardReader Driver from http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=15&PFid=25&Level=4&Conn=3&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false#2

Ubuntu 12.04 - everything working right out of box with one issue (no brightness adjustment)

Summary

recommendable, if You don't need extern speakers (with ubuntu 12.04 speakers works fine)


Discussion

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Diplodok Bielawa , 2014/01/03 00:46

Acer 5760 (Xubuntu 12.04 64bit, Ubuntu 11.10 64bit)
Processor yes i3 2330M 35W (2.2GHz) DDR3 1333Mhz
Screen Not out of the box

Brightness control issue (FN+arrow doesn't work) to solve this problem add line: acpi_osi= in /boot/grub/grub.cfg

#example
export linux_gfx_mode
if [ “$linux_gfx_mode” != “text” ]; then load_video; fi
menuentry 'Xubuntu 12.04 x64, Linux 3.2.0-23-generic' –class ubuntu –class gnu-linux –class gnu –class os {
recordfail
gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode
insmod gzio
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos5)'
search –no-floppy –fs-uuid –set=root fb9c2378-4525-3473-8j80-bge3ba3262kl
linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-23-generic root=UUID=fa9d2348-3885-4397-8a12- bce5ba3262dc ro acpi_osi=
initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-23-generic

HDD yes (WD 500GB)
Optical Drive yes (DVD-RW)
Graphics yes (HD3000)
Sound yes (Xubuntu 12.04 LTS)
intern speakers don't mute when earphone plugged in (Ubuntu 11.10)

Ethernet Yes
Wireless yes
Bluetooth Not Tested
USB yes
Card Reader not tested
Webcam yes

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