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Asus A3G

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus A3G laptop. This laptop from Asus has good Linux support and works well.

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 A3G
ProcessorIntel Pentium-M 725 1.6GHz
Screen15“ XGA
RAM512MB
HDD60GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon 9700
Network10/100 Ethernet, Intel 2200 802.11g Wireless
Other4 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire, Webcam

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYesUse the snd-intel8x0 module
EthernetYes
WirelessYesUse ipw2200 module
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested
CameraNot Tested

Notes

The ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 is supported by both the open source radeon module and ATI's proprietary fglrx module. For installation details follow our Configuring an ATI graphics chip howto. The proprietary module is required for 3D support.

Summary

The Asus A3G works well when using a modern Linux distribution. No issues occured during installation.


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asus_a3g.txt · Last modified: 2010/10/11 14:01 (external edit)
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