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Asus F80L

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus F80L 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 F80L. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Asus F80L page on LapWik.

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Specifications

NameAsus F80L
ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo or Intel Celeron-M
Screen14.1” WXGA Widescreen
RAM1GB to 3GB
HDD160GB to 250GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
NetworkEthernet, 802.11abgn, Bluetooth

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorTestedUbuntu 8.10,10.04,11.04
ScreenTestedUbuntu 8.10, 1280×800 at 60Hz
HDDTestedUbuntu 8.10,10.04,11.04
Optical DriveTestedUbuntu 8.10,10.04,11.04, Brasero Disc Burning
GraphicsTestedUbuntu 8.10
SoundTestedUbuntu 8.10, needed the latest alsa driver,10.04,11.04
EthernetTestedUbuntu 8.10,10.04,11.04
WirelessTestedKernel 2.6.28 with ath9k enabled,10.04,11.04
BluetoothNot Tested
56K ModemNot Tested
USBTestedUbuntu 8.10,10.04,11.04
FirewireNot Testedn/a
Card ReaderTestedUbuntu 9.04,10.04,11.04
CameraTestedUbuntu 8.10,,10.04,11.04, kopete, skype

Notes

You can enter any specific notes with running Linux on the Asus F80L here.

Sound work with this alsa-base file: cat /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base
alias /dev/mixer snd-mixer-oss
alias /dev/dsp snd-pcm-oss
alias /dev/midi snd-seq-oss
options snd_hda_intel model=3stack-dig
alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
alias sound-slot-0 snd-hda-intel

Sound does not work upon installation with Ubuntu 9.04 but works upon update.
Sound works on default installation of Ubuntu 9.10

Summary

Wireless and sound does not work after installation of Ubuntu 8.10.
Latest alsa driver needed to make sound work.
Sound does not work upon installation with Ubuntu 9.04 but works upon update.
Sound and wireless work on default installation of Ubuntu 9.10.


Discussion

Linux user, 2010/07/15 02:19

Wireless cannot be turn off on Ubuntu 10.04 even if you unload or remove the wireless drivers. You can still feel the wifi/bluetooth radiation. Wireless LED is always “on” and so with the wireless hardware even if there are no drivers loaded and even if you disable the wireless support in the BIOS. :(
Alt+F2 does not work. The physical wireless slider switch in front of this laptop does not work either, it slides well but have no effect on wireless devices.
I don't need to turn “on” any wireless devices when I am using a wired dsl connection, it is pointless to have them switched “on” all the time when you do not use them at all.

Other than this problem, this laptop works great on Ubuntu 9.04 and 10.04. I am thinking of going back to Ubuntu 9.04 but I will miss the speed and updated programs of Ubuntu 10.04.

rain22, 2009/09/30 06:45

What is with this computer not having a firewire?
Seriously this is my favorite all around laptop, → but no firewire

Are there any Ubuntu programs to record music?

rain - www.electricbrains.com

hhex, 2009/08/13 21:35

Hi!

I'm using that laptop, and i have installed ubuntu 904 (gnome), everything(sound,video,networking,wireless,bluetooth,suspend & wakeup) works good from box, except modem and card-reader (i'm not need), video's problems i fixed (software sources - updates - jaunty-proposed ON– update and upgrade your system). happy ubuntuing))

E, 2009/06/30 12:41

Hi!

I'm using it with Ubuntu 8.10 and now upgraded to 9.04.
All hardware detects well, but works with troubles.
First, with 8.10 I had problems with sound. Manual installation latest ALSA-drivers solved the problem. Bluetooth works sometimes and sometimes it loses connected device. Reboot helps well.
With latter kernels I had troubles with video drivers. ALl graphics was very slow, X process consumes about 60% of CPU. Next problem - wifi. It works for about 60 seconds and then it doesn't work about 30 secs, ans so on.

Resume: do not take for Linux!

hh, 2009/04/25 17:08

how well that f80l runs ubuntu 9.04

Techi, 2009/01/24 18:24

funny thing when I upgraded kernel to 2.6.27.7 and enabled ACPI then Mandriva booted sucessfuly!

Bluetooth was detected, battery status and standby mode is working. But after waking up kbluetooth crashes :-P

Techi, 2009/01/24 01:29

I am running Mandriva 2009 (ofc with acpi=off) with acpi off you cant see battery status

wireless, card reader, graphics, ethernet, sound are working fine

cant get bluetooth running, no hardware detected
webcam detected, even the diod is bleeping, however not working

dz, 2009/10/30 02:39

I hope Ubuntu 9.10 64bit work great on my asus f80l

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