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Asus F6V


This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus F6V laptop.

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.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Asus F6V. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Asus F6V page on LapWik.

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For full specifications see the Asus F6V specifications page.

NameAsus F6V
ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo
Screen13.3“ WXGA Widescreen
HDD160GB to 320GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470
NetworkEthernet, Intel 5100 802.11abgn, Bluetooth

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYesNo 3D support yet
WirelessYesNeeds at least kernel 2.6.27
BluetoothNot Tested
56K ModemNot Tested
3G ModemYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderYes
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested


You need to use kernel version 2.6.27 or later (Ubuntu 8.10, Fedora 10, etc.) for proper support from this laptop.


As long as you use a distribution with kernel 2.6.27 the Asus F6V works well.


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Fooby, 2012/05/06 14:29

BE WARNED, fellow F6V owners: Gnome 3 has some really weird issues with this laptop.

In Ubuntu 12.04, lightdm (according to /var/log/lightdm/x-0.log) cannot find fglrx driver, despite being activated and listed in lsmod.

Linux Mint 12 has an issue with alt-tab, in which BOTH the windows you switch to and from FREEZE and will not redraw themselves until you maximize/minimize them both individually. No idea what's causing it.

lenx, 2010/01/06 04:58

did anyone try the ubuntu 9.10 on f6v? the wifi is not working.

Shane Kerr, 2009/04/26 17:52

Things supported with the default install:
- webcam
- wireless
- SD-card
- sound (recording and playback)
- usual stuff (hard disk, memory, DVD, …)

Things I didn't try:
- fingerprint scanner (which didn't seem to work in the included Vista)
- Bluetooth (it's optional and my laptop doesn't have it built-in)
- modem (it's optional and my laptop doesn't have this)
- Ethernet
- ExpressCard

With Ubuntu Jaunty the mouse cursor looked ugly until I installed the ATI proprietary drivers.

This was done by running System → Administration → Software Sources, then clicking on the “Third Party Software” tab, selecting the “partner” source, logging out and back in. After this, I was able to run System → Administration → Hardware Drivers, then choosing the ATI driver and clicking the “Enable” button. After a reboot, it is working.

João, 2008/11/23 10:32

Everything works with Ubuntu 8.10 or Arch with the new kernel. Careful for sound with alsa, there's a line you must add. Search for the board name (from lspci) and ubuntu and you'll get the answer straightforward.

Vašek, 2009/04/06 22:38

Btw, I would prefer a less mysterious 'advice'.. or providing the link to ubuntu site –

Caim, 2008/11/03 20:37

Asus F6V

Dreamlinux kernel 2.6.27
Sound works ok with OSS4 (no alsa sound)
wireless (intel wifi link 5100) - works ok (just install the compat-wireless pack of drivers)

wepawetmose, 2008/10/07 07:31

wireless does not work!!!!! linux not even install wireless interface…. just ethernet interfaces…

visit, 2008/09/25 00:24

asus f6v

Ubuntu intrepid alpha6
webcam - OK
sound - OK
wifi -OK
cardreader -OK
build in 3G modem - OK
ati radeon - no 3D …

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