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This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus A8SC 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 T7300 2.0GHz|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce 8400M|
|Network||10/100 Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth|
|Other||5 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire|
|Graphics||Yes||See notes below|
|Sound||Yes||See notes below|
|Wireless||Yes||Use the ipw3945 module|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
The NVIDIA GeForce 8400M in the Asus A8SC is not currently supported by the Xorg 'nv' driver. You will need to install the nvidia proprietary module for the 8400M to work. See the guide below for details.
On many Linux distributions sound doesn't work unless you compile and install the latest ALSA drivers. At least version 1.0.15rc3 is needed. Some distributions, like Ubuntu 7.10, doesn't require this.
A little bit of configuration knowledge is currently required for the Asus A8SC to function well under Linux. However newer distributions should fully support this laptop as standard.