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This is a guide to running Linux with the Acer TravelMate 7720 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 7720|
|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 2.0GHz|
|Screen||17“ WXGA+ Widescreen|
|Graphics||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100|
|Network||Ethernet, Intel 4965 802.11abgn, Bluetooth|
|Wireless||Yes||Use the iwl4965 driver|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
Some versions of the TravelMate 7720 come with a ATI graphics chip. This model does not have one so it wasn't tested.
The microphone input does not seem to work at the moment. Hopefully a future ALSA update will fix this problem.
The Acer TravelMate 7720 was quite an easy laptop to Linux on, all the hardware was automatically detected and installed. Version for this laptop with a ATI graphics controller may be a little more difficult.