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Asus F50Gx

Specifications

For full specifications see the Asus F50Gx specifications page.

NameAsus F50Gx
ProcessorIntel® Core™2 Duo Processor P8600/ P8400/ P7450/P7350/T6600/T6400/T5800/T5900/T5850/T5750 : 2.4 GHz - 2 GHz, 1066-667 MHz, 3/2 MB L2 cache;
Intel® Pentium® Dual Core Processor T4200/ T3400/ T3200/ T2390 : 2.16 GHz - 1.86 GHz, 800/533 MHz, 1 MB L2 cache
Intel® Celeron® Dual-Core Processor T1700/ T1600 : 1.83 GHz - 1.66 GHz, 667 MHz, 1 MB L2 cache
Intel® Celeron® Processor 585/575 : 2.16 GHz - 2 GHz, 667 MHz, 1MB L2 cache
Screen15.6” 1366×768 Widescreen
RAMUp to 4GB
HDD250GB to 500GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
Blu-ray
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce® 9400M G
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Integrated 802.11bgn

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorks
ScreenWorksNeed to install nVidia driver for correct resolution
HDDWorks
Optical DriveWorks
GraphicsWorksNeed to install nVidia driver
SoundWorks
EthernetWorks
WirelessWorks
BluetoothWorks
ModemNot Tested
USBWorks
Card ReaderWorksTested with MS and SD card
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
WebcamWorks

Notes

Every hardware is tested under Ubuntu 9.04.

Summary

I have no other type of memory card so I've tested the card reader with a Memory Stick and a Memory Stick Pro Duo. Only problem is that function keys (Fn+F1 and so on) don't work. Suspend worked neither. Also if you plug out the power cord the system doesn't realises thet it is on battery power. Maybe a further update will help. By the way the laptop is very useable.
edited by grouder

UPDATE 2009-05-20

Card reader is working with SD cards to. Funtion keys work properly with 2.6.29 kernel. For Ubuntu you can obtain it from here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelMainlineBuilds. Suspend can be fixed with the following steps:

1. Add this line: Option “NvAGP” “1” to your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file under Devices section.
2. Edit your /etc/default/acpi-support file with this option: POST_VIDEO=false

I hope this workaround helped someone. Still have questions? Write to me: grouder (a) gmail (.) com


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