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This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus F3E laptop.
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|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo T7250 2.0GHz|
|Screen||15.4“ WXGA Widescreen|
|Graphics||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100|
|Network||Ethernet, Intel 4965 802.11abg, Bluetooth|
|Wireless||Yes||Use the iwl4965 driver|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
The webcam works with the linux-uvc drver. However this driver is still beta and may not work properly with every configuration. You will need to install this driver manually as I don't believe any distribution includes this.
For some of the hardware in the Asus F3E you will need kernel version 2.6.22 or higher. Ubuntu 7.10 and Fedora 8 are good candidates for this laptop.
As long as you use a Linux distribution with at least kernel 2.6.22 you shouldn't have many problems with the F3E.