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Asus F80S


BJ , Thailand Dec 2008
Pok, HKG Dec 2008



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 F80S. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Asus F80S page on LapWik.

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For full specifications see the Asus F80S specifications page.

NameAsus F80S
ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo
Screen14.1“ WXGA Widescreen
HDD160GB to 320GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470
NetworkEthernet, 802.11abgn, Bluetooth

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorWork (out of box)
ScreenWork (out of box)
HDDWork (out of box)
Optical DriveWork properly
Graphics3D Work after installing the driverATI 3xxx driver
SoundWork after properly setting Realtek 662
EthernetWork (out of box)
WirelessWork Madwifi
BluetoothDoesn't Work out of box
56K ModemNot Tested
USBWork properly
Card ReaderWork (out of box)
CameraWork with Skypekernel: 2.6.27-9, Skype 2.0


You can enter any specific notes with running Linux on the Asus F80S here.

Sound Problem

Distro for this guide : Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex 8.10
Problem : No sound from Audio device after installation
Cause : Lack of Sound setting in /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base
Solution :
* Run Terminal
* Type :

sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base

* Add this setting at the bottom line

options snd-hda-intel model=MODEL

MODEL of Realtek 662 consists of…
* 3stack-dig 3-stack (2-channel) with SPDIF
* 3stack-6ch 3-stack (6-channel)
* 3stack-6ch-dig 3-stack (6-channel) with SPDIF
* 6stack-dig 6-stack with SPDIF
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* g71v ASUS G71V
* h13 ASUS H13
* g50v ASUS G50V
* auto auto-config reading BIOS (default)

Example :

options snd-hda-intel model=g71v

Then Restart


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bokinhvan1273, 2009/08/02 16:21

I implemented this comand:'sudo gedit/etc/modprpbe.d/alsa-base' but the system inform that the command error?? So what??

jun, 2009/06/03 13:40

options snd-hda-intel model=f80s ,not sound,

Wojtek, 2009/01/16 17:18

The driver is part of alsa project. Now it is part of kernel tree, so first check your installed kernel. If you have binary distribution you should have the driver compiled. If you compiled the kernel yourself and failed to compile snd-hda-intel you must recompile. Newer versions of the can be found on alsa project website.

atom_fox, 2009/01/07 08:03

i'm trying to install slackware on my F80S, I can't get the wireless to work? Do I still to download the drivers to make it work? And where could I get drivers for linus on my F80S.. Thanks…

Wojtek, 2009/01/07 08:34

What wireless card is this? If this is atheros a/b/g/n (my case) the driver is in newer kernels (ath9k) and it works well. If it is something called Winbond then as far as I know you have a serious problem…

atomfox, 2009/01/13 16:34

I've fix the one for the wireless card… but I can't get the sound card to work… I followed the instructions above and still no changes. And by the way there is no alsa-base on /etc/modprobe.d/ … what I find there is sound so that's what I tried to edit…. thanks man…

Wojtek, 2009/01/15 10:54

No matter what is the exact file name. The content is important. If your alsa modules are configured in file called sound, this is the one you should edit. Is this file configured to load snd-hda-intel as soundcard driver? It seems that following two lines are important:
alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
alias sound-slot-0 snd-hda-intel
Below I added:
options snd-hda-intel model=3stack-dig
after alsa restart (you must force reload of sound modules) I can hear sound. However recording still does not work even on alsa from the end of December. I reported a bug, maybe they will do something with this:
Till now they did nothing yet…

atom_fox, 2009/01/16 12:52

I think I know what my problem is… I thought you configured the sound card right out from the box, I failed to download the driver before I did what I did. But my problem right now is where to download the driver, I've searched it on googel but all I'm finding are drivers for windows & mac…

Wojtek, 2008/12/29 12:11

Installed Gentoo. Kernel 2.6.28-gentoo.

Serious sound problem: recodring on alsa still does not work! All model= possibilities tested (found list in /usr/src/linux/Documentation/….

Wireless works on kernel ath9k module.

Some configuration problems with external monitor settings, depends on X driver (tried ati, radeon, radeonhd and ATI binary drivers). Maybe it's my fault.

However it's a really good laptop ;-)

Good luck!

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