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Asus K43U


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus K43U laptop.

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For full specifications see the Asus K43U specifications page.

NameAsus K43U
ProcessorAMD Fusion APU E-350 (Dual Core)/C-50 (Dual Core)
Screen14“ (1366×768) Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDDup to 750GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsAMD Radeon® HD 6310
AMD Radeon® HD 6250
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
802.11 b/g/n or 802.11 b/g

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorUsed regularly, no issues so farLinux Mint 11
ScreenUp/Down view angle limited otherwise OK
HDDusing 320Gb disk. no problems
Optical DriveReading:OK, Writing:Not Tested
Graphics'AMD Unsupported Hardware' watermark after installing ATI official driver set. Not found how to remove it yet
SoundOccasionally has problem with Skype - otherwise no problems - using ALSA
EthernetNo problems noted
WirelessUsed regularly. Not as sensitive as, say Acer 4755G but OK
BluetoothDoes not recognise
ModemNot Tested
USBSeems to need two sockets to power portable USB, otherwise no issues
Card ReaderSometimes does not recognise card if removed and then re-inserted
WebcamClear and bright


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asus_k43u.txt · Last modified: 2012/05/07 09:03 by billg
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