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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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|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 2.2GHz|
|Screen||17” WXGA+ Widescreen|
|Graphics||NVIDIA Geforce 8600M|
|Network||Ethernet, Intel 4965 802.11abg|
|Wireless||Yes||Use the iwl4965 driver|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
|TV Tuner||Not Tested|
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.
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.