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Asus F3Jp


This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus F3Jp laptop. This laptop is on the high end of things with a powerful processor and good graphics card. Support for Linux is excellent as well.

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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NameAsus F3Jp
ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo T7200 2.0GHz
Screen15.4“ WXGA
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon x1700
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth
Other4 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveYes
SoundYesUse the snd-hda-intel module
WirelessYesUse the ipw3945 or iwl3945 driver
56K ModemNot Tested
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderYes
PCMCIANot Tested
CameraYesV4L 1 Only with syntek driver


For the graphics chip you can use either the open source radeon module or ATI's proprietary fglrx module. For installation instructions, you can view our Configuring an ATI graphics chip guide. For 3D support, you will need the proprietary module. Some older versions of X may not have support for the ATI Mobility Radeon x1700, in this case you will need to use the proprietary module.


There were no problems in getting this laptop working when used with an up to date Linux distribution. It is recommended to use a Linux distribution with kernel version 2.6.17 or greater, such as Fedora Core 6 or Ubuntu 6.10.


rixtertech, 2009/02/05 02:11

I come back 2 years later and no-one has said a word about their Asus F3JP? How sad… I'm still using mine, running as good as the day I bought it. A pleasure to use and a great value, goes great with Debian! I'm looking forward to buying another when this one is ready to retire.

mk-dq, 2007/10/27 04:22

Xserver problems & Ubuntu 7.04

I have a problem with Xserver on F3Jp with Ati x1700. Xserver fails with all the drivers, even VESA. The same on Ububntu 7.10. Anyone knows what to do or maybe just use gentoo =) ?

socketbind, 2007/07/27 19:18

Suspend, CPU Frequency Scaling

I would be very grateful if someone could verify that these two things work properly on Debian/Ubuntu.

rixtertech, 2007/07/18 08:02

Card reader working w/Debian

I can verify the card reader is working nicely on an F3JP-ASO96C under Debian Etch unstable.

Overall, the laptop is a pleasure. Drawbacks: the power supply gets pretty hot and seems a little flimsy: I would recommend getting a spare. The up arrow is too close to the shift key and causes editing mishaps often.

I'm satisfied with this laptop purchase, after two months.

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