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Asus F81Se


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus F81Se 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 F81Se. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Asus F81Se page on LapWik.

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For full specifications see the Asus F81Se specifications page.

NameAsus F81Se
ProcessorIntel Core2 Duo Processor P8400/ T6400/T5900/T5850 : 2.26 GHz - 2.16 GHz, 1066-667MHz FSB, 3/2 MB On-Die L2 Cache
Intel Pentium M Processor T3400 : 2.16 GHz, 667MHz FSB, 1MB On-Die L2 Cache
Intel Celeron Processor T1600 : 1.66 GHz, 667MHz FSB, 1MB On-Die L2 cache
Screen14“ HD (1366×768) LED backlight,Color-Shine (Glare-type)
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
RAMUp to 4GB
HDD250GB to 320GB - 5400rpm
Optical DriveDVD Super Multi Double Layer
Optional, Wireless abg
Wireless agn

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorTestedDebian 6.01a
ScreenTestedDebian 6.01a
HDDTestedDebian 6.01a
Optical DriveTestedDebian 6.01a
GraphicsTestedDebian 6.01a
SoundTestedDebian 6.01a
EthernetTestedDebian 6.01a
WirelessTestedDebian 6.01a
BluetoothTestedDebian 6.01a
USBTestedDebian 6.01a
Card ReaderTestedDebian 6.01a
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested
WebcamTestedDebian 6.01a
HDMINot Tested


You can run Ubuntu on this notebook, but you must disable the ACPI, seems like only Debian and OpenSuse(haven;t tried Fedora) have the driver for the ACPI, Ubuntu drop the support for the ACPI starting from 10.04


Debian lovers? you are in luck
Ubuntu lovers? just forget it… it is pain in the ass to disable the ACPI everytime you reboot
except if you modified the grub configuration, but the side effect is your notebook will drain battery faster




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emerson, 2012/04/26 23:58

If you have a F81S Laptop (like I do)

Do this:

Go to bios >
Security> I / O interface Security> “New interface card” or so. Set it to locked

dominic, 2011/07/17 18:02

I got Debian working on this after having no luck with opensuse

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