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Asus A6J


This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus A6J laptop, model A6QJAT23DL18PG. There is also the Asus A6Jc which is similar to this laptop except with a NVIDIA graphics card instead.

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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NameAsus A6J
ProcessorIntel Core Duo T2300 1.66Ghz
Optical DriveDouble Layer DVD+-RW
Graphics256MB ATI Mobility Radeon x1600
Network10/100 Ethernet, Intel 3945ABG 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth
Other4 x USB 2.0, 1 x Firewire, Webcam

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveYes
WirelessYesUse ipw3945 module
BluetoothNot Tested (Update: 08.01.07: Works for me (xubuntu 7.10]]
56K ModemNot Tested
FirewireNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested
CameraNoNo modules available


At the moment, the radeon module included with most Linux distributions does not currently support the ATI Mobility Radeon x1600. There is support for this chip in the ATI module. These will need to be installed for the display to function.

For the sound to work you will need to install ALSA version 1.0.11 or higher. Since these modules are included with kernel 2.6.16 or higher you should choose a Linux distribution which uses this kernel.


There are a number of issues with the Asus A6J under Linux. However with newer Linux distributions it is likely these issues will go away.


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Nuno, 2012/12/26 23:50

With lubuntu, the fan doesnt work. anyone knows how to fix this????

Emir , 2009/04/10 09:23

I have just buy the asus a6j laptop and is there problem with webcam and searching for results

gaetano giunta, 2007/09/26 12:58

pbl with win dual boot and nic

There is a known issue with this laptop's network card and windows dual botting: when putting windows in hibernation, it will freeze the nic into a state from which linux is unable to start it anymore.
More info:

gaetano giunta, 2007/09/26 12:56

camera driver development website

Check out the current status of the driver for the embedded camera driver here:

ramaeth, 2006/08/05 17:36

Attempt # 1

This will be my first attempt with this laptop, has anyone been able to get the webcam working ?

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