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Acer Extensa 5630


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Acer Extensa 5630 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.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Acer Extensa 5630. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Acer Extensa 5630 page on LapWik.

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For full specifications see the Acer Extensa 5630 specifications page.

NameAcer Extensa 5630
ProcessorIntel® Core™ 2 Duo processor – T5800
Screen15.4“ WXGA Widescreen
RAMUp to 4GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
NetworkEthernet, Intel 5100 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth

Linux Compatibility

Optical Driveworks
Graphicsworksit works with vesa driver which is poor, the intel native driver will be soon fixed but freezes the computer when used
Wirelessworks needs packets iwlwifi-4965 iwlwifi-5000 and iwlwifi-agn
56K ModemNot Tested
Card Readerworks
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested
CameraNot Tested


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Running Ubuntu 8.10, 32-bit (Intrepid) - works


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robinking623, 2010/01/19 12:51

i have got Kubuntu 910 on my laptop, it works very well, but the keys beside keyboard are a little bit wrong.

iSadjuk, 2009/09/14 19:11

Model no.: ACER 5630EZ
Linux: UBUNTU 9.04 Jaunty

After install I was surprised. Everything works from begining.
- Intel graphic card need some modifications to improve performance. DETAILS
- HDD - OK
- Sound - a bit quiet but configured - OK

Installing sth like winXP give you more problems at begining. Vista or 7 maybe less but who cares when there is stable system on board ;-D

Radek, 2009/04/06 11:54

ubuntu 8.10 64-bit (Intrepid) - works
ive got about 1-cpu 10% -2cpu 10%
ive got 4 gig ram 23%

Carl, 2009/01/17 16:00

Hello! Everyone, two days ago I made the decision to replace Windows vista on my Laptop Acer Extensa 5630-6906.
I tried the new version of Xandros 4.5, it did load up
no wire less devices
on line it would not download, keep freezing up.

I downloaded Mandriva,Fedora10 and Ubuntu 8.10
Decided for Ubuntu, to my surprize every component on my laptop worked from firs start up exept for the build in camera.
Graphic are good
wireless internet works good
blue tooth works
USB modem works good
Cd burns, reads data and video
no build in camera yet
only reads 2.32 on hard drive it should read 2.5 could be my error?
I am still learning Ubuntu, but over all I am very happy.
Out of the windows web, Ubuntu appears to be very stable and has covered 99.9% of my system needs.
Thanks to Ubuntu people that made this possible for me.
To everybody else seeking for an alternative to Windows on newer desk or lap tops
make the change to Ubuntu.
It is worth
will post more as get better on Ubuntu.

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