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Asus F5V

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus F5V laptop.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Asus F5V. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Asus F5V page on LapWik.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Asus F5V specifications page.

NameAsus F5V
ProcessorIntel® Core™ Duo Processor T2250
Screen15.4“ WXGA Widescreen
RAMUp to 4GB
HDD120GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsATI integrated
Network10/100 Ethernet
Integrated 802.11b/g

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ACPINot WorkingSystem freezes when switching to battery power, see notes for details
ProcessorWorks
ScreenWorks
HDDWorks
Optical DriveWorks
GraphicsWorksSee notes below
SoundWorks
EthernetWorks
WirelessWorks
BluetoothNot Tested
ModemNot Tested
USBWorks
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamWorks

Notes

ACPI

This laptop freezes when switching to battery mode or booting the system with just the battery. As somewhat of a fix you need to use the nolapic boot option, this will allow you to use the battery but will also disable one of the cores on the processor.

As root, edit your /boot/grub/menu.lst file with your favourite text editor and append nolapic to the end of your kernel line. It should look something like this:

title		Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.27-11-generic
uuid		d6152ffd-edd6-4946-a5bb-cb7ecfb9699a
kernel		/vmlinuz-2.6.27-11-generic root=/dev/sda1 ro quiet splash nolapic
initrd		/initrd.img-2.6.27-11-generic
quiet

Graphics

For best results you should install the proprietary ATI drivers. See the guides section on this site for installation instructions.

Summary

The Asus F5V does not work well at all with Linux and should be avoided.


Discussion

marw, 2009/09/14 14:16

linux cant work with wifi… so win wins…

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