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Asus F8VR

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus F8VR 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 F8Vr. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Asus F8Vr page on LapWik.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Asus F8Vr specifications page.

NameAsus F8VR
ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo
Screen14.1” WXGA or WXGA+ Widescreen
RAM1GB to 4GB
HDD120GB to 320GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW or Blu-ray
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470
NetworkEthernet, Intel 5100 802.11abgn, Bluetooth

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWork (out of box)
ScreenWork (out of box)
HDDWork (out of box)
Optical DriveWork (out of box)
Graphics2D and 3D work with ATI Catalyst
SoundWork after proper setting
EthernetWork (out of box)
WirelessNot Tested
BluetoothWork (out of box)
56K ModemNot Tested
USBWork (out of box)
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderWork (out of box)
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
CameraWork (out of box)

Notes on installing RussianFedora 10

The things need to be configured are: sound card and video adapter.
To get sound card working create file /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base with contents:
options snd-hda-intel model=g71v

To install ATI Catalyst driver from repositories, enable nonfree and nonfree-updates repositories, and install package xorg-x11-drv-fglrx. This driver has the bug, which hangs the system when using fast user switching in gdm. To disable fast user switching, rename file /usr/bin/gdmflexiserver.

Notes on installing Ubuntu 9.04

Ubuntu 9.04 finds sound card automatically.

Summary

Wireless works, but have not been sufficiently tested, because there are too few WiFi access points in Belarus.
Conclusion: this laptop is in general compatible with Linux.


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asus_f8vr.txt · Last modified: 2010/10/13 15:21 (external edit)
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