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Asus M2N

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus M2N laptop. This is a good low cost laptop which has excellent Linux support.

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.

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Specifications

NameAsus M2N
ProcessorIntel Pentium-M 1.4GHz
Screen14.1” XGA
RAM256MB
HDD40GB
Optical DriveDVD-ROM/CD-RW
Graphics855 GM
Network10/100 Ethernet, Intel 2100 802.11b Wireless
Other2 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYesUse the i810 module
SoundYesUse the snd-intel8x0 module
EthernetYes
WirelessYesUse the ipw2100 module
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireYes
Card ReaderNot Tested
PCMCIAYes

Notes

Although this has yet to be tested, the modem may work with the Linuxant hsf driver.
With newer kernels (starting 2.6.19 or 2.6.20) you need “nolapic pci=biosirq pci=assign-busses” (at least for BIOS 0208).

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Summary

There were no issues in getting the Asus M2N working when used with an up to date Linux distribution.


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asus_m2n.txt · Last modified: 2010/10/11 14:01 (external edit)
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