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Asus A3Ac

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus A3Ac laptop. This is a mid range laptop with good Linux support.

This guide is intended to provide you details on how well this laptop works with Linux and which modules you need to configure. For details on how to actually install and configure the required modules have a look at our guides section for distribution specific instructions.

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Specifications

NameAsus A3Ac
ProcessorIntel Pentium-M 740 1.73Ghz
Screen15“ XGA
RAM512MB
HDD60GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator 900
Network10/100 Ethernet, Intel 2200 802.11g Wireless
Other4 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire, Webcam

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYesUse the i810 module
SoundYesUse the snd-hda-intel module
EthernetYes
WirelessYesUse ipw2200 module
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderYes
PCMCIANot Tested
CameraNot Tested

Notes

There were no problem running Linux on this notebook. Nothing of significance to note at all.

It's possible that you may encounter issues relating to the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 when using the VGA out port at certain resolutions.

Summary

There were no problems in getting the Asus A3Ac to work well. It is recommended to use a Linux distribution with kernel version 2.6.16 or greater, such as Fedora Core 5 or Ubuntu 6.06.


Discussion

jary, 2007/10/23 02:09

mmc works

mmc reader works under 2.6.22

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