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Asus A7Vc

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus A7Vc laptop. The A7Vc has a very nice screen with excellent specifications even though it is heavy. Linux is well supported here.

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 A7Vc
ProcessorIntel Pentium-M 760 2GHz
Screen17.1“ WXGA+
RAM1GB
HDD100GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon x700
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 2200 802.11g Wireless
Other5 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire, Webcam

Linux Compatibility

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

Notes

Either the open source radeon module or ATI's proprietary fglrx module can be used with the ATI Mobility Radeon x700 chip. To use 3D you need the ATI drivers. Our guide can help you to install these drivers.

Summary

You can't go wrong with Linux on the Asus A7Vc. It is well supported with little configuration work required.


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asus_a7vc.txt · Last modified: 2010/10/11 14:01 (external edit)
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