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Asus A6Jm

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus A6Jm laptop. This is a mid to high end laptop with fairly 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 A6Jm
ProcessorIntel Core Duo T2400 1.83GHz
Screen15.4“ WXGA
RAM1GB
HDD80GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsNVidia GeForce Go7600
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 3945 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 the ipw3945 module
BluetoothNot Tested
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested
CameraNot Tested

Notes

The NVidia GeForce Go7600 chip can function either with the 'nv' driver included with Xorg or the proprietary module from NVIDIA.You can view our Configuring a nVidia graphics chip installation guide for further details.

The ethernet port on the Asus A6Jm is supported by the r1000 driver. This is a proprietary module so is not included with most Linux distributions. You can fetch this driver from here. When kernel version 2.6.19 is release it should have built in support for the ethernet port so no extra installation will be required.

Summary

The ethernet controller is the major issue with the Asus A6Jm, but this should be solved shortly. The other features of this laptop work fine.


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