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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus K52Jc laptop.
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For full specifications see the Asus K52Jc specifications page.
|Processor||Intel® Core™ i5 Processor 540M/520M/450M/430M : 2.53 GHz - 2.26 GHz, with Turbo Boost up to 3.06/2.93/2.66/2.53 GHz;
Intel® Core™ i3 Processor 370M/350M/330M : 2.4 GHz - 2.13 GHz,
Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core Processor P6000 : 1.8 GHz
|Screen||15.6“ (1366×768) Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 8GB|
|HDD||250GB to 640GB|
|Graphics||NVIDIA® GeForce® 310M|
|Graphics||Not Working||See notes|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
Laptop was tested with Ubuntu 10.04.
The K52Jc uses the NVIDIA Optimus which is not supported in Ubuntu 10.04. If you attempt to install the NVIDIA drivers all you will get is a blank screen. No solution yet.
The graphics problem means the Asus K52Jc is a poor choice for Linux for now. Hopefully this will be fixed in Ubuntu 10.10 (and other newer Linux distributions).