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This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus A3Vp laptop. This is a nice laptop with a good graphics card. Its Linux support is excellent.
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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|Processor||Intel Pentium-M 740 1.73GHz|
|Graphics||ATI Mobility Radeon x700|
|Network||10/100 Ethernet, Intel 2200 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth|
|Other||4 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire, Webcam|
|Sound||Yes||Use the snd-hda-intel module|
|Wireless||Yes||Use ipw2200 module|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
Use can use either the open source radeon module or ATI's proprietary fglrx module for this graphics chip. You can view out installation guide for ATI graphics chips here. For 3D graphics you will need the proprietary module.
The Asus A3Vp had no issues with Linux. The hardware in the laptop was auto detected properly and installation was easy.