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Asus A5E

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus A5E laptop which is a lower end laptop with good Linux compatibility

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 A5E
ProcessorIntel Pentium-M 740 1.73GHz
Screen15.4” WXGA
RAM512MB
HDD80GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator 900
Network10/100 Ethernet, Intel 2200 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth
Other5 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire, TV Tuner, Webcam

Linux Compatibility

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

Notes

Because of the way the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 function you will need to use the 915resolution tool to get the display working. Have a look at our guide here for details.

Summary

The Asus A5E work quite well with Linux. You may need to use the 915resolution tool for the display to function but that is not too hard.


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asus_a5e.txt · Last modified: 2010/10/11 14:01 (external edit)
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