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Acer TravelMate 5730G


If you have the Acer TravelMate 5730G and are running Linux on it please consider editing this page or adding a comment below with your compatibility details. By contributing you will help other people running this laptop or trying to make a decision on whether to buy it or not.

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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For full specifications see the Acer TravelMate 5730G specifications page.

NameAcer TravelMate 5730G
ProcessorIntel® Core™ 2 Duo processor – T9400
Screen15.4“ WXGA Widescreen
RAMUp to 4GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce® 9300M GS
NetworkEthernet, Intel 5300 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveNot Tested
GraphicsWorks For an external monitor the proprietary NVIDIA driver has to be activated. When the proprietary driver is active the text screens (Ctrl-Alt-F1 - Ctrl-Alt-F6) are blank (Ubuntu 9.04 - august 2009)
EthernetNot Tested
BluetoothNot Tested
56K ModemNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested
CameraNot Tested


Some problems with suspending (Ubuntu 9.04 - august 2009)


You can enter a summary of how well the Acer TravelMate 5730G works with Linux here.


Jacob Nordfalk, 2009/08/24 18:07

Apart from some problems with suspending the laptop Works fine with Ubuntu Linux 9.04.
For an external monitor the proprietary NVIDIA driver has to be activated

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