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Acer TravelMate 7730G

Author(s)

Leo Bevanda (leo.b [AT] bk.ru)

Introduction

Acer Aspire 7730g (Part NumberLX.ARB0C.001) - Pre-installed with Linpus Linux (console only).

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Acer TravelMate 7730G. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Acer TravelMate 7730G page on LapWik.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Acer TravelMate 7730G specifications page.

NameAcer Aspire 7730G
ProcessorIntel® Core™ 2 Duo processor P7350 2.00GHz
Screen17“ WXGA 1440*900
RAM2GB DDRII 667MHZ
HDD320GB 5.4K SATA
Optical DriveDVD-RW S-MultiS
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce® 9600M GT, 512M-GDDR3
NetworkBroadcom Ethernet, INTEL Wireless 802.11 Draft n, a/g, Bluetooth® 2.0

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
HDDYesNative SATA AHCI Support
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYesAutomatically detected and installed latest proprietary drivers
SoundYesAlsa mixer, requires little tweaking with mixer when changing to outer speakers
EthernetYes
WirelessYes
BluetoothYes
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
Card ReaderNot Tested
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
CameraYes

Notes

Tested on Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid), everything seemed to work out of the box, except those components that I didn't test (Express card slot, Modem and card reader). Integrated Mic works out-of-the-box but needs a little boost inside alsa mixer.

Summary

Highly satisfied with Linux performance on this laptop. Go with proprietary graphic drivers for full Compiz support.


Discussion

stege, 2010/01/15 20:39

Dear Leo Bevanda,

I own the exact same notebook as this one: 7730G. Ive installed ubuntu 9.10 and i have a little problem when trying to commute the sound from internal speakers to headphones connected to the output jack. The OS comes with alsa 1.0.20 and upgraded to .21 changed my sound card from a stereo + hdmi to a 5.1 +hdmi. Lots of choises but whatever i do, no sound in headphones. The hardware works in win7 so the problem lies within ubuntu and alsa. Can u please advise me what to do? Thank you!

Marco, 2009/08/31 08:05

I'm using Fedora 11 (64bit) on the same laptop and I have just a little (but annoying) problem: while speakers work well, I hear a continuous rumor from headphones instead of sounds.

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