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Asus A4D

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus A4D laptop. This is a AMD based laptop and as such its configuration is quiet different to that of most laptops. The wireless controller is problematic on this laptop but other features work 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 A4D
ProcessorAMD Mobile Sempron 3000+
Screen15.4“ WXGA
RAM256MB
HDD60GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon 9200
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet, SIS 802.11b Wireless
Other4 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYes
EthernetYes
WirelessYes
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested

Notes

For the ATI Mobility Radeon 9200 you can use either the open source radeon module or ATI's proprietary fglrx module. Installation details are available in our Configuring an ATI graphics chip howto.

This SIS 802.11b wireless controller in the Asus A4D does not have any native drivers for Linux which therefore means ndiswrapper must be used. The Configuring the ndiswrapper module guide will help you with the installation. The windows driver to use can be found on the Asus website.

Summary

The SIS wireless controller make installation difficult, especially on Fedora. The other features on the Asus A4D work well with Linux.


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