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This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus G71Gx laptop.
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|Processor||Intel Quad Core Processor Q9000 : 2.0 GHz
Intel Core2 Duo Processor T9600/T9550/T9400/P8800/P8700/P8600/P8400/T6600/T6500/T6400 : 2.8 GHz - 2.00 GHz
|Screen||17.1“ WXGA+ (1440×900)/WUXGA (1920×1200) Color-Shine (Glare-type)|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M|
|RAM||Up to 6GB|
500GB - 5400rpm
320GB - 5400rpm/7200rpm
250GB - 5400rpm
|Network||DVD Super Multi Double Layer:
Blu-Ray DVD Combo
I am running a Gentoo-Linux using kde 4.3 with kernel 2.6.31 on this laptop.
I also tested knoppix, elive, sabayon. All worked well. This Laptop is not problematic in Linux.
|HDD||Works||One disk replaced with an intel x25m|
|Graphics||Works||nvidia-drivers work without problems|
|Wireless||Works||Wireless Extensions in kernel|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
Works well with Gentoo-Linux. Only problem:
NEVER plug in or plug out the power-adapter, when the Laptop is running in Linux.
It will in most cases lock the system completely. (The caps-lock-led blinks, and nothing works anymore)
This problem is still present, from kernel 2.6.29 up till 2.6.31. If you hibernate for plugging it works. Hibernating works like a charm on it with all the tested kernels.
The system is stuck so hard, you have to unplug the akku, so it gets up again. (Also the newest bios changes nothing in this behaviour)
It really is a nice Laptop, with an installed SSD as system-disk, it is a beast in speed, and performs my Desktop with a Q6600 out in most cases. (I need a ssd in my desktop now )