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Asus F9Dc

Author(s)

Tommy He

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus F9Dc laptop. This laptop was tested with Fedora 8 X86_64.

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.

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Specifications

NameAsus F9Dc
ProcessorAMD Turion 64 X2 TL-58 1.9GHz
Screen12.1“ WXGA Widescreen
RAM1GB
HDD120GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsNVIDIA Geforce 8400M
NetworkRealtek RTL8111/8168B PCI-E Gigabyte Ethernet, Atheros AR5007EG 802.11bg, Motorola Si3054 56K Modem
OtherUSB2.0 * 3, CardReader: MMC/SD MMS/Pro, Fingerprint Reader, ExpressCard Slot, Syntek USB Video Camera 1.3 Mega Pixels

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYesPowerNow already enabled out-of-box
ScreenYes
HDDYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYes
EthernetYes
WirelessNo
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
Card ReaderYes
PCMCIANot Tested
CameraYes
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested

Notes

Graphics

You will need to use the proprietary nvidia module for the graphics to work. See the guide section here for details.

Sound

Have to modify ”/etc/modprobe.conf“ and add “module=lenovo” to the end of this line “options snd-hda-intel index=0”. The Build-in mic also works.

Wireless

It can scan but never connect because a bug in madwifi

Camera

Works with the driver from http://syntekdriver.sourceforge.net/.

Summary

It's smallest AMD dual-core with standalone graphic card laptop. Due its well-designed model, it's quite easy to upgrade the hard disk or the memory, even the processor! But it's not a good choice for the guys wanna using wireless. It seems that this bug of madwifi will not be fix until Olympic 2008 end…


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