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Asus G1Sn

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus G1Sn 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 G1Sn. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Asus G1Sn page on LapWik.

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Specifications

NameAsus G1Sn
ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo
Screen15.4“ WXGA or WXGA+ or WSXGA+ Widescreen
RAM1GB to 4GB
HDD120GB to 320GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW or Blu-ray
GraphicsNVIDIA Geforce 9500M
NetworkEthernet, 802.11abgn, Bluetooth

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
HDDYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYes
EthernetYes
WirelessYes
BluetoothYes
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderYes
ExpressCard SlotYes
CameraYes

Notes

If you plan on using more than 2 gigs of ram with this laptop it WILL NOT BOOT PROPERLY. This is also an issue with Windows Xp (it works on Vista), Asus currently has no plans of fixing this issue though. [EDIT: There are possible workarounds for this issue that can be found throughout the community…]

Summary

Over all other than not being able to use my extra 2 gigs of ram everything runs pretty flawlessly on it, I am using Ubuntu 8.10 64bit.


Discussion

Michael Curran, 2009/01/14 05:36

This notebook is compatible with Ubuntu's latest release (Intrepid Ibex). I am a Linux Mint user and there are several hiccups you'll need to workaround, most notably the GPU when having 3GB+ RAM and also the Framebuffer detection (Ubuntu Bug) by post-x boot processes. If you need any assistance with anything; look around for my posts in the Linux Mint Forums. I provided a rewrite of Fourmii's instructions on a specific HowTo for the graphics setup, which will require a recompile of the latest kernel - his post is at nvnews: Just Google' “Unable To Install 9500M GS” to find his post and the latest patches, which are available in Ubuntu's threads. I also got all the LED's working at startup, so email me if you have trouble with anything else (MichaelPCurran@AOL.com).

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