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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus K52Jr laptop.
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|Processor||Intel® Core™ i5 Processor 520M/430M : 2.4 GHz - 2.26 GHz, with Turbo Boost up to 2.93/2.53 GHz;
Intel® Core™ i3 Processor 350M/330M : 2.26 GHz - 2.13 GHz,
|Screen||15.6“ (1366×768) Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 8GB|
|HDD||250GB to 640GB|
|Graphics||ATI Mobility™ Radeon® HD 5470|
|Processor||Works||Scaling and Turbo Boost operational (for Lucid with i5-430)|
|Screen||Works||Fn+F7 successfully turns off the screen. Screen switching (Fn+F8) untested|
|Optical Drive||Works||BlueRay reading not tested|
|Graphics||Works||fglx drivers and Catalyst operational|
|Sound||Works, with problems||Headphone plug insertion does not mute laptop speakers|
|Ethernet||Does Not Work|
|Webcam||Partial||Image is turned 180 degrees (upside down)|
|Touchpad||Partial||Touchpad and native Asus multitouch functions work, but KDE/Linux is unable to configure the touchpad and cannot turn it off|
|Bluetooth||Works||Cheap $2 usb dongle works flawlessly with Bluez and Kbluetooth|
|HDMI-out||Works||Audio and video functional.|
No issues running Ubuntu 9.10 32 bit edition under VMware 2.0
K52jr-x4 (i5-430 2.26-2.53GHz, 320GB@5400rpm, 4GB memory) With Lucid Lynx 10.04, just about everything works out of the box. Have yet to test BlueRay. Problem with upside down webcam image still a mystery. No BT, but bt dongle works perfectly. Still searching for software to stop the touchpad from working while typing. According to turbostat, Intel's Turbo Boost monitor for Linux, TB is properly scaling to 2.53 GHz on both cores. The ATI drivers are working fine at full native res with full 3D, but have not carefully compared performance with Windows. Aside from the mediocre screen (it's shiny and has middling contrast) it's a solid Linux machine. The i5 makes Tux fly. Worth the money. firstname.lastname@example.org 10.05.29
Commenter Elena said the Ethernet doesn't work, and I remembered that I haven't tested that yet. It's brokeded until further notice. Hoping newer kernel will fix the problem. email@example.com