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Asus G60Jx


This is a compatibiltiy guide to running Linux with the Asus G60Jx laptop.

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For full specifications see the Asus G60Jx specifications page.

NameAsus G60Jx
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i7 Processor 620M/720QM Processor : 2.66 GHz - 1.6 GHz, with turbo up to 3.33/2.8 GHz
Intel® Core™ i5 Processor 540M/520M/430M : 2.53 GHz - 2.26 GHz, with turbo up to 3.06/2.93/2.53 GHz
Intel® Core™ i3 Processor 350M/330M : 2.26 GHz - 2.13 GHz
Screen16“ (1366×768) Widescreen
RAMUp to 4GB (up to 8GB for i7 systems)
HDD320GB to 640GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce® GTS 360M
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
802.11 b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorCore i5 430M OK 4x threads all good
Screen1366×768 OK Function keys work, EXCEPT FN3-4 brightness keyboard (Fedora 13)
HDDOKCached reads:3098.5 MB/sec, bffered reads: 101.81 MB/sec
Optical DriveBADDVD movies won't play (Ubuntu), Play fine (Fedora 13) with proper software
BluetoothNot Tested
ModemNot Tested
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderOK
Webcam Works fine


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The laptop works great as long as you have it properly configured. You might have a couple issues getting everything set up at first, especially with 64-bit issues. However, these issues tend to exist in Windows 7 as well. Flash being the ugliest issue. It does work though. I actually prefer the way the laptop operates in Linux than Windows 7. For instance, the “trackpad” requires almost no changes, whereas in Windows 7 Home Premium I cannot get it to work to my liking that's WITH proprietary software installed.
Edit by Reventlov :
For the backlit keyboard, I use acpi and the acpi daemon to modify the brightness.
Here my /etc/acpi/ folder :


Andre, 2013/12/15 11:07

Hi, I could not get his laptop to boot properly with OpenSuse 13.1.
It loads everything but when the graphics interface should appear all I get is a blackscreen. That's either on the laptop display or on the HDMI output LCD. Would apreciate any help.


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