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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus K70IO laptop.
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For full specifications see the Asus K70IO specifications page.
|Processor||Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor P8700/P8600/T6600/T6400/T5900/T5800 : 2.53 GHz - 2.0 GHz
Intel® Pentium® Dual Core Processor T4200/ T3400/ T3200 : 2.16 GHz - 20 GHz
|Screen||17.3” 1600×900 Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 4GB|
|HDD||250GB to 500GB|
|Graphics||NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 120M|
|Wireless||Works||See notes below|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
To get the display working fully you will need to install the proprietary NVIDIA drivers. There are guides available on this site to assist in installing these drivers on various distributions.
The touchpad does not work. No solution yet.
Touchpad works perfectly [including multi-touch for RMB/MMB] on Debian testing.
Touchpad works perfectly on Arch Linux 2009.08
This laptop uses the Atheros AR9285 which is not supported by most Linux distributions currently. In Ubuntu 9.04, you can get the controller working by installing the backports package with:
sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-$(uname -r)
Of course, you will need to use a wired connection to the internet temporarily since the wireless doesn't work.
Although untested, it's possible that Fedora 11 works correctly with this controller.
Kernel 220.127.116.11 vanilla works perfectly.
This Asus K70IO has a few problem with Linux, with the major issue being the touchpad. For now this laptop is not recommended for Linux.
Linux seems to have done a lot in the meantime: on openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 8 ALL WORKS OUT OF THE BOX !!!!! Including touchpad (fully functional), laptop hotkeys, webcam, cardreader. ALL 100% OK.