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Asus G73Jw

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus G73Jw laptop.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Asus G73Jw specifications page.

NameAsus G73Jw
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i7 Processor 620M/820QM/740QM/720QM : 2.66 GHz - 1.6 GHz, with Turbo Boost up to 3.33/3.06/2.93/2.8 GHz;
Intel® Core™ i5 Processor 540M/520M/460M/450M/430M : 2.53 GHz - 2.26 GHz, with Turbo Boost up to 3.06/2.93/2.8/2.66/2.53 GHz
Intel® Core™ i3 Processor 370M/350M/330M : 2.4 GHz - 2.13 GHz,
Screen17.3“ 1600×900 Widescreen
17.3” 1920×1080 Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB for i7 platform
Up to 4GB for i5 and i3 platforms
HDDup to 750GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
Blu-ray
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460M
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
802.11b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorNo Problem
ScreenNo Problem
HDDNo Problem
Optical DriveNo Problem
GraphicsUbuntu 10.10 64bits - Nvidia drivers flickers every few seconds Need to install nvidia drivers
SoundUbuntu 10.10 64bits - No drivers for subwoofer
EthernetNo Problem
WirelessNo Problem
BluetoothNo Problem
ModemNot Tested
USBNo Problem
Card ReaderUbuntu 10.10 64bits - card reader not working
WebcamNot Tested

Notes

Works like a charm with ubuntu 10.10 64bits
Also with Slackware 13.1 64-bit

Summary

Everything worked straight after the ubuntu install (I just needed to install nvidia proprietary drivers, just had to go to 'additionnal hardware drivers'


Discussion

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Mydym, 2012/08/14 20:46

Did someone succed to run the Webcam ?

Sorry if my english is bad.

clauder, 2011/11/21 03:12

meu asus não funciona o hdmi com ubuntu 11.10, o que fazer?

Alex, 2011/09/08 18:45

well man actually the keyboard light is not an issue, when u use the turn off all lights button and you turn on again all light keyboard doesnt turn on the light but you can use de Fn+f4 keys and turn on again the keyboard lights XD. the touchpad has the same problem in windows 7 in some laptops not in all, if you upgrade the BIOS works fine on linux, but not recommended upgrade BIOS yet because i did it, the problem has gone but i cant enter to the boot menu pressing f9 and many options in BIOS disappear.

Ryein, 2011/08/11 20:47

I am having video card issues using the GTX 460M anyone else?

Chris, 2011/06/08 19:13

Any one been able to activate the CPU turbo boost? My G73JW runs Ubuntu 11.04 x_64 really well (i disabled Unity b/c it sucks) but no compatibility issues that I've noticed… just would like that performance boost…

gede, 2011/05/03 17:51

I had the same sleep/hibernate problem with my G73Sw laptop. The solution I found is here : http://thecodecentral.com/2011/01/18/fix-ubuntu-10-10-suspendhibernate-not-working-bug

Jesse, 2011/02/28 02:11

Other issues I found was the keyboard back light, once turned off, you cannot turn it back on. The cursor was acting in a strange erratic way when having 2 fingers on the touch pad. A simple shutdown, remove and add battery would fix the touchpad cursor issue. Also the biggest problem I'm finding is that the sleep/suspend and hibernate does not work. I have not been able to come up with a work around for this. This is VERY important to me since it's a laptop and I like to sleep/suspend on lid close.

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