Acer Aspire 5745g

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General info about the Acer Aspire 5745G. There is also updated info concerning the much-alike laptop Acer Aspire 5745PG.


Processor: Intel Core i5-450M 2.4GHz

Video: Intel Integrated Graphics and NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M switchable (Second Generation)

Audio: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio (rev 05)

Wired NIC: Atheros Communications AR8151 v1.0 Gigabit Ethernet (rev c0)

Wireless NIC: Broadcom Corporation BCM43225 802.11b/g/n (rev 01)


The brcm80211 driver is included in the kernel since 2.6.37. No further action is necessary on the part of the user. See Wireless network configuration if you have problems.

You can manage your wireless connections with NetworkManager or Wicd.

Power Management

CPU frequency scaling

See CPU frequency scaling.


See NVIDIA or nouveau.


You should install xf86-input-synaptics, worked out of the box with Xorg.

If you want to use your mouse without xorg, you can use GPM.

Function keys

Volume up/down & mute can be mapped with xbindkeys.