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Asus A7Sv

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus A7SV laptop.

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 A7SV
ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo T7500 2.2GHz
Screen17” WXGA+ Widescreen
RAM4GB
HDD250GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsNVIDIA Geforce 8600M
NetworkEthernet, Intel 4965 802.11abg

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
HDDYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYes
EthernetYes
WirelessYesUse the iwl4965 driver
BluetoothYes
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderYes
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
TV TunerNot Tested
CameraNot Tested

Notes

The A7SV uses the NVIDIA Geforce 8600M which needs the proprietary NVIDIA driver to function. This driver is included with some distributions but other you will need to install manually.

For best results you should use a Linux distribution with at least kernel version 2.6.22. Ubuntu 7.10 is a good choice as it also includes the proprietary nvidia module.

Summary

The Asus A7SV works just fine under Linux after the required NVIDIA driver is installed. A recent Linux distribution with at least kernel version 2.6.22 is recommended.


Discussion

dvv, 2009/04/05 21:23

web-camera works (Fedora 10)

Fred, 2008/04/19 21:23

Compatibility

bluetooth ok with ubuntu 7.1
card reader ok with ubuntu 7.1

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