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This is a compatibiltiy guide to running Linux with the Asus G60Jx laptop.
This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Asus G60Jx. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Asus G60Jx page on LapWik.
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For full specifications see the Asus G60Jx specifications page.
|Processor||Intel® 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
|Screen||16” (1366×768) Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 4GB (up to 8GB for i7 systems)|
|HDD||320GB to 640GB|
|Graphics||NVIDIA® GeForce® GTS 360M|
|Processor||Core i5 430M OK||4x threads all good|
|Screen||1366×768 OK||Function keys work, EXCEPT FN3-4 brightness keyboard (Fedora 13)|
|HDD||OK||Cached reads:3098.5 MB/sec, bffered reads: 101.81 MB/sec|
|Optical Drive||BAD||DVD movies won't play (Ubuntu), Play fine (Fedora 13) with proper software|
You can enter any specific notes with running Linux on the Asus G60Jx here.
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 : http://ompldr.org/vN3ZzcQ