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notebook Aspire 5736Z-454G32Mnkk
model: Aspire 5736Z-454G32Mnkk(model id: 254)
subtype (notebook, netbook, motherboard, tablet):
notebook
vendor:
Acer
architecture:
x86
does it have a free boot firmware (BIOS,UEFI,...) ?
not-specified
can free operating systems be installed?
not-specified
does the device prevent installing wifi cards not-approved by the vendor?
not-specified
year of commercialization:
not-specified
compatibility with free software:
A-platinum
tested on:
Trisquel 4.5 Slaine
tested with the following kernel libre:
2.6.35-28-generic
video card model:
Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09) (works with 3D acceleration)
wifi model:
Atheros Communications Inc. AR9287 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01) (it works)
webcam model:
(it works)
Description:

All works!

Note: A very similar device (ASPIRE 5736Z-4085, look up the entry) has been reported that comes with a Broadcom Corporation BCM43225 wifi card which does NOT work with free software.

I notice that it was working perfect with this videocard with some old trisquel version. However, at Trisquel 5.5 and 6 appeared a problem which left the screen black. nomodeset kernel parameter was leaving the computer usable, but aspect relation was erroneous and it was a pain to watch the screen. I found a solution. Use the parameter "acpi_osi=" and increase brightness pressing brightness buttons after grub and the light will be returned returned. I'm using succesfully this on Trisquel 6.0 and I can use the laptop comfortably and with 3D acceleration.

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