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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus K73SV laptop.
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For full specifications see the Asus K73SV specifications page.
|Processor||Intel® Core™ i7 2630QM
Intel® Core™ i5 2410M
Intel® Core™ i3 2310M
|Screen||17.3“ 1600×900 Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 8GB|
|HDD||up to 750GB|
|Graphics||NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 540M|
|Wireless||OK||You will need to compile the RT539xPCIe driver available at http://www.ralinktech.com|
You may have trouble compiling Wireless drivers but don't lose faith, there's plenty of help on the internet.
Also, if you wish to use proprietary drivers for the NVIDIA graphic chipset, you'll have to install bumblebee. If you are on ubuntu or such, just use the repos. If bumblebee isn't disponible on you repos, just run the installation script, which will do all the work, including downloading and installing its dependencies and the proprietary driver.
The Asus K73SV works pretty good with Linux. Sound, Webcam and USB work great and out of the box. Graphics do so too with bumblebee and proprietary drivers but there are still clearly visible bugs with the nouveau drivers. Wireless works good after proper configuration. Touchpad support used to only be acceptable but is now excellent. Bluetooth doesn't work? (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1825811 says there's a way to enable it)