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Asus A3Vp

Introduction

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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Specifications

NameAsus A3Vp
ProcessorIntel Pentium-M 740 1.73GHz
Screen15“ XGA
RAM512MB
HDD60GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon x700
Network10/100 Ethernet, Intel 2200 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth
Other4 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire, Webcam

Linux Compatibility

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

Notes

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.

Summary

The Asus A3Vp had no issues with Linux. The hardware in the laptop was auto detected properly and installation was easy.


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asus_a3vp.txt · Last modified: 2010/10/11 14:01 (external edit)
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