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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.
|Processor||AMD Fusion APU E-350 (Dual Core)/C-50 (Dual Core)|
|Screen||14“ (1366×768) Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 8GB|
|HDD||up to 750GB|
|Graphics||AMD Radeon® HD 6310
AMD Radeon® HD 6250
802.11 b/g/n or 802.11 b/g
|Processor||Used regularly, no issues so far||Linux Mint 11|
|Screen||Up/Down view angle limited otherwise OK|
|HDD||using 320Gb disk. no problems|
|Optical Drive||Reading:OK, Writing:Not Tested|
|Graphics||'AMD Unsupported Hardware' watermark after installing ATI official driver set. Not found how to remove it yet|
|Sound||Occasionally has problem with Skype - otherwise no problems - using ALSA|
|Ethernet||No problems noted|
|Wireless||Used regularly. Not as sensitive as, say Acer 4755G but OK|
|Bluetooth||Does not recognise|
|USB||Seems to need two sockets to power portable USB, otherwise no issues|
|Card Reader||Sometimes does not recognise card if removed and then re-inserted|
|Webcam||Clear and bright|
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