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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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For full specifications see the Asus F8Vr specifications page.
|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo|
|Screen||14.1” WXGA or WXGA+ Widescreen|
|RAM||1GB to 4GB|
|HDD||120GB to 320GB|
|Optical Drive||DVD+-RW or Blu-ray|
|Graphics||ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470|
|Network||Ethernet, Intel 5100 802.11abgn, Bluetooth|
|Processor||Work (out of box)|
|Screen||Work (out of box)|
|HDD||Work (out of box)|
|Optical Drive||Work (out of box)|
|Graphics||2D and 3D work with ATI Catalyst|
|Sound||Work after proper setting|
|Ethernet||Work (out of box)|
|Bluetooth||Work (out of box)|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|USB||Work (out of box)|
|Card Reader||Work (out of box)|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
|Camera||Work (out of box)|
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.
Ubuntu 9.04 finds sound card automatically.
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.