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Asus F70SL

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus F70SL laptop.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Asus F70SL. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Asus F70SL page on LapWik.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Asus F70SL specifications page.

NameAsus F70SL
ProcessorIntel® Core™2 Duo Processor P8700/P8600/P8400/P7350/T6600/T6400/T5900/T5850/T5800 : 2.53 GHz - 2.0 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 2MB L2 Cache;
Intel® Pentium® Dual Core Processor T4200/T3400/T3200 : 2.16 GHz - 2.0 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 1 MB L2 Cache
Intel® Celeron® Processor T1700/T1600/C585/C575 : 2.16 GHz - 1.66 GHz, 667 MHz FSB, 1 MB L2 Cache
Screen17” HD+ (1600×900) or Full HD (1920×1080) Widescreen
RAMUp to 4GB
HDD250GB to 500GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
Blu-ray
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce® 9300M GS
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Integrated 802.11bgn

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorks
ScreenWorks
HDDWorks
Optical DrivePartialBurning does not seem to work
GraphicsWorksRequires the NVIDIA drivers to function fully
SoundWorksDepends on your version of Linux you may need to install the latest ALSA drivers for sound to work. See the guides on this site for details if you have this issue.
EthernetNot Tested
WirelessWorks
BluetoothWorks
ModemNot Tested
USBWorks
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamDoesn't work

Notes

Burning but doesn't for some reason.

Summary

The Asus F70SL needs a bit of work to get functioning properly at the moment. Future Linux release should make this much easier.


Discussion

xin, 2009/07/11 13:40

suse 11.1 32b
kde 4.2
compiz-fusion (smoother as kwin)

bluetooth ok
wifi ok
display ok : 180.60 nvidia display driver (extremely stable)
sound ok : just download latest alsa package and compil (no sound with inst package)
webcam NO : for the moment no cam at all
Burning NO

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