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This is a template for a future guide to running Linux with the Asus K50AB laptop. If you have the Asus K50AB and are running Linux on it please consider editing this page or adding a comment below with your compatibility details. By contributing you will help other people running this laptop or trying to make a decision on whether to buy it or not.
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For full specifications see the Asus K50AB specifications page.
|Processor||AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology Processor ZM84
AMD Turion X2 Dual-Core Mobile Processor RM74
|Screen||15.6“ HD (1366×768) Color-Shine (Glare-type)|
|Graphics||ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570|
|RAM||Up to 4GB|
|HDD||250GB to 320GB - 5400rpm|
|Optical Drive||DVD Super Multi|
|Graphics||Yes||Use of proprietary fglrx driver recommended (power management), although open-source drivers work also fine.|
|Sound||Yes||Some issues concerning headphones output. Probably kernel issue – solved (partially) by installing backported Alsa modules (Ubuntu).|
You can enter any specific notes with running Linux on the Asus K50AB here.
Asus K50AB works fine with recent Linux kernels except of some issues noted above.