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Acer Aspire 5560

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Specifications

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NameAcer Aspire 5560
ProcessorAMD A-Series quad-core processor A8-3500M (4 MB L2 cache, 1.50 GHz with Turbo CORE Technology up to 2.40 GHz, DDR3 1333 MHz, 35 W)
AMD A-Series quad-core processor A6-3400M (4 MB L2 cache, 1.40 GHz with Turbo CORE Technology up to 2.30 GHz, DDR3 1333 MHz, 35 W)
AMD A-Series dual-core processor A4-3300M (2 MB L2 cache, 1.90 GHz with Turbo CORE Technology up to 2.50 GHz, DDR3 1333 MHz, 35 W)
AMD E-Series dual-core processor E2-3000M (1 MB L2 cache, 1.80 GHz with Turbo CORE Technology up to 2.40 GHz, DDR3 1333 MHz, 35 W)
Screen15.6” (1366×768) Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDDup to 750GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
Blu-ray
GraphicsAMD Radeon HD 6620G
AMD Radeon HD 6520G
AMD Radeon HD 6480G
AMD Radeon HD 6380G
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Acer InviLink™ Nplify™ 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™
Acer InviLink™ 802.11b/g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™

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Discussion

joe, 2011/12/29 00:12

So far my wife's new laptop is working OK, we have not tried the the dvd or played any grahpic instensive games We are using Kubuntu 11.10 Ocelot (Amd64)

Acer Aspire 5560-SB613

Processor: AMD A-Series quad-core processor A8-3500M (4 MB L2 cache, 1.50 GHz with Turbo CORE Technology up to 2.40 GHz, DDR3 1333 MHz, 35 W)
AMD Radeon HD 6620G
Screen: 15.6 (1366×768) Widescreen
4 GB DDR3 RAM
500 GB HDD
Acer InviLink™ Nplify™ 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™
DVD+-RW

This was not a dual boot installation, we are not interested in dual boot, Ubuntu 11.10 later adding Kubuntu. I originally manually set up partitions but could not get it to boot without a Grub boot disk. Later I used the Ubuntu live cd and selected “use entire drive” which created a small 20mb fat32 partition mounted as /boot/efi (hda1), and the system booted OK. I then used Gparted to shrink the drive and add seperate partitions for /home and swap. The program called boot-repair may fix any problems you have with booting.

I needed to use the proprietary Broadcom driver contained on the Ubuntu live cd as well as the proprietary video drivers,using Jockey to install them.

There was a problem with booting to a blank screen that required adding “nomodeset” option.I learned about that fix here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=11527811

I changed Grub (/etc/default/grub)

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=“splash radeon.nomodeset=1”

sudo update-grub

Bottom line, not the easiest installation I ever did but it is working good now and I am glad we made the purchase, it was less than half the cost of my wife's Dell 1420N (Ubuntu pre-installed)

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