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Asus A4K

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus A4K laptop. The wireless controller does not have native Linux drivers which makes installation of this laptop trickier than normal. Some moderate Linux experience is required.

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 A4K
ProcessorAMD Mobile Athlon64 3200+
Screen15.4“ WXGA
RAM512MB
HDD60GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon 9600
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet, Sis USB 802.11b Wireless
Other4 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire

Linux Compatibility

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

Notes

For the ATI Mobility Radeon 9600 you can use the radeon driver included with Xorg or ATI's proprietary fglrx module. View the Configuring an ATI graphics chip guide for more details. 3D support is only available with the proprietary module.

This SIS USB wireless controller in the Asus A4K does not have any native drivers for Linux. This can be solved by using thendiswrapper module, with installation instructions available here. The windows driver is available here.

Summary

The major issue with the Asus A4K is the configuration of the SIS wireless system. Apart from that there were no other issues in getting the laptop working.


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