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Asus F52A

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus F52A laptop.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Asus F52A. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Asus F52A page on LapWik.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Asus F52A specifications page.

NameAsus F52A
ProcessorIntel Core2 Duo Processor P8600/P8400 : 2.4 GHz - 2.26 GHz, 1066MHz FSB, 3MB On-Die L2 Cache
Screen15.6“ HD (1366×768) Color-Shine (Glare-type)
GraphicsIntel GMA X4500MHD
RAMUp to 4GB
HDD250GB to 500GB
Optical DriveDVD Super Multi
Network10/100/1000
Integrated 802.11 b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorks
ScreenWorks
HDDWorks
Optical DriveWorks
GraphicsWorks
SoundPartialHeadphones do not work, likely an ALSA update will fix this.
EthernetWorks
WirelessWorks
BluetoothNot Tested
USBWorks
Card ReaderNot Tested
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
WebcamNot WorkingImage is flipped upside down, maybe a driver update will fix this.

Notes

The small issues with this laptop should be fixed in newer Linux kernels.

Summary

There are currently a few issues with the Asus F52A. Hopefully these will be fixed in the future.


Discussion

Dana, 2011/01/07 04:41

Pretty much everything works out of the box for Gnome Ubuntu 9.10+, Linux Mint and Fedora. Haven't checked good enough with KDE. What does not work is:

1. Audio won't work for headphones and mic. Even if you plug the headphones the main speakers won't mute and there'll be nothing in headphones.
Workaround - in the file ”/etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf” add “options snd-hda-intel model=dell-vostro” (instead of “dell-vostro” “ideapad” works as well; also there's option with “xolaptop” or something, sorry, I've forgot).

2. The webcam is usually flipped, e.g. the picture is upside-down. For Windows the manufacturer provides a driver. As for Linux a good person named Hans de Goede provides a solution. Just google it.

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asus_f52a.txt · Last modified: 2012/05/07 08:57 by billg
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