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This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus F3Sc laptop. The model of the F3Sc tested here is a low to mid range laptop featuring the Santa Rosa chipset.
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 T7100 1.8GHz|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce 8400M|
|Network||10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 4965AGN 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth|
|Other||4 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire, Webcam|
|Graphics||Yes||See notes below|
|Sound||Yes||Use the snd-hda-intel module|
|Wireless||Yes||See notes below|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|MMC/SD Card Reader||Yes|
Xorg does not yet support the Geforce 8400 found on the F3Sc so you will need to use the proprietary nvidia module for the display to work correctly. Installation instructions for the nvidia driver can be viewed here.
Card reader Standard SDHCI, modules sdhci ed mmc_core. With kernel 2.6.23 only SD works.
The F3Sc laptop uses the Intel 4965AGN wireless controller. This works with the iwlwifi drivers although these drivers are currently very difficult to install. Some Linux knowledge is definitely required here. Updated: Newer Linux distributions include this driver so this configuration step is not required.
Linux knowledge is required to get the wireless and display controllers working properly under Linux. However once this has been achieved the Asus F3Sc works well.