Acer Extensa 5200

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Basic informations about that laptop. Some parameters may be diffrent


Processor: Intel Celeron M 440 @ 1.86

Video: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)

Audio: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)

Wired NIC: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX Ethernet (rev 02)

Wireless NIC: Broadcom Corporation Dell Wireless 1390 Wlan Mini-PCI Card (ref 01)


On default kernel everything seems to be ok, but i compile from package kernel 2.6.21-suspend2, and everything is fine.


Ethernet works fine


For my Broadcom i use Ndiswrapper. Drivers are [here].

In the fact, you need only two files, bcmwl5.inf and bcmwl5.sys. You can download it [here].

Just install ndiswrapper

[root@host]# pacman -S ndiswrapper ndiswrapper-utils

Remove module from your existing kernel

[root@host]# rmmod bcm43xx

download and extract drivers and install them

[root@host]# wget
[root@host]# tar -jxf bcmwl5.tar.bz2
[root@host]# cd bcmwl5
[root@host]# ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf

you can test driver by using

[root@host]# iwlist  wlan0 scan
wlan0     No scan results

Power Management


CPU frequency scaling

Works by default width KDE manager


install 915resolution by

pacman -S 915resolution

edit /etc/conf.d/915resolution and insert lines

RESOLUTION="1280 800"

Add 915resolution to startup scripts in /etc/rc.conf

External Resources