How do you rate this laptop with Linux?
Excellent
0% (0)
Good
0% (0)
Fair
0% (0)
Poor
0% (0)
Unusable
0% (0)

Asus L5C

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus L5C laptop. This is a loud, big and heavy laptop but it is still fairly cheap. The wireless controller is the main issue with this laptop on Linux.

This guide is intended to provide you details on how well this laptop works with Linux and which modules you need to configure. For details on how to actually install and configure the required modules have a look at our guides section for distribution specific instructions.

Editing This Page

If you would like to edit this page please first view our Editing Guidelines.

Specifications

NameAsus L5C
ProcessorIntel Pentium4 2.8Ghz
Screen15“ SXGA+
RAM512MB
HDD80GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon 9000
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet, Broadcom BCM4303 802.11b Wireless
Other5 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYesUse the snd-intel8x0 module
EthernetYes
WirelessYes
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested

Notes

The ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 in the Asus L5C is compatible with both the the open source radeon module and ATI's proprietary fglrx module. Our installation instruction are available here.

This Broadcom BCM4303 controller in the Asus L5C does not have any native drivers so ndiswrapper will need to be used. NDISwrapper need windows drivers to function, these can be found here.
A guide on using these drivers is available here.

Summary

With the issues with the wireless controller, the Asus L5C is difficult to configure especially for new Linux users. Other features are easier to configure so if the wireless controller is not essential this is still a good laptop.


Discussion

Enter your comment. Wiki syntax is allowed:
If you can't read the letters on the image, download this .wav file to get them read to you.
 
asus_l5c.txt · Last modified: 2010/10/11 14:01 (external edit)
Contact Us Sister Sites Privacy Policy Terms of Use
Copyright © 2006-2013 Linlap.com and other authors