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Acer Aspire 5745 Notebook Atheros LAN Driver

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Acer Aspire 5745 Notebook Atheros LAN Driver

Acer Aspire 5745 laptop network card drivers

Unfortunately, I do not have a wireless network so I had to share my wired network connection via the Wifi in my iMac, which of course has its own quirks. After getting on the net I installed all the available Ubuntu At least I could now get the restricted Nvidia driver.

Next step was our common friend, Google, which lead me to this thread on the Ubuntu forums. After careful reading it was clear that there already is an Atheros Ethernet driver in the kernel but it does not include support for this particular device: Atheros Communications AR v1.

Atheros Communications Inc. I went on and downloaded the driver from the Atheros website — currently being the AR81Family-Linux-v1.

Drivers for Acer Aspire 5745 notebooks network cards

After reboot the network was up and running, even configured automatically during reboot process. Now I just have to remember to do this every time the Linux kernel is updated.

CPU support Both frequency scaling and turbo-boost works. These two things are different in that frequency scaling is just the usual power saving function that reduces the CPU frequency below the nominal 1. The Intel website has more details about the processor.

A special tool is required to check turbo boost activation. I used the i7z reporting tool that should work for i3 and i5 processors as well: I do not know much about this turbo boost technology Acer Aspire 5745 Notebook Atheros LAN provide a proper assessment, but it certainly appears to be working properly. Audio Playback using the built-in speakers works out of the box.

It looks like there are two audio devices in the computer: Any info and pointer is appreciated. Update I have now Acer Aspire 5745 Notebook Atheros LAN options for output: Analog Headphones: Only the headphones output is active and the speakers are always muted expected behaviour Analog Outout: Appears to be the same as the first option?

Analog Speakers: Speakers active if no headphone is plugged in, otherwise headphones active and speaker muted. For audio input there are no choices; however, both internal and external microphone works although there are some peculiarities with the input level indicators.

I have used two different input level indicators: The one in the Sound Recorder application and the one Acer Aspire 5745 Notebook Atheros LAN the Sound Preferences Gnome audio mixer application: With external microphone plugged in I get level indication in the mixer but not in the recorder With no external microphone it is the other way around: There is level indication in the recorder application but nothing in the mixer. In both cases the audio is recorded and the input level can be adjusted using the gain slider in the mixer application, which is satisfactory for now.

Graphics Basic graphics works Acer Aspire 5745 Notebook Atheros LAN of the box with correct LCD resolution.


After installing the proprietary Nvidia driver from the Ubuntu repository, external graphics can be used as well. More information can be found in the review of the identical Acer Aspire G.

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Connectivity In terms of connectivity, we can also refer to the aforementioned Aspire G. The port distribution has to accept criticism because they are found in the front area on the left and right side edge.


This could lead to obstructions in the workplace beside the notebook, depending on the ports' occupancy. No connections Left: No connections Input Devices Keyboard The given keyboard makes an overall good impression.

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