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Asus M3N

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus M3N laptop. The M3N is a middle level laptop but does include a high resolution screen although this means some extra configuration work is required under 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.

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Specifications

NameAsus M3N
ProcessorIntel Pentium-M 1.5 GHz
Screen14.1“ SXGA+
RAM512MB
HDD60GB
Optical DriveDVD-RW
GraphicsIntel Extreme Graphics 2
Network10/100 Ethernet, Intel 2100 802.11b Wireless
Other4 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYesUse the snd-intel8x0 module
EthernetYes
WirelessYesUse the ipw2100 module
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested

Notes

As standard, the native screen resolution of the Asus M3N is 1400×1050. Due to how the Intel Extreme Graphics functions this resolution may not be available right away, requireing the use of the 915resolution utility. You can view our Configuring the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 & 950 guide for more information.

Summary

The Asus M3N has very few issues under Linux. Support is good and installation was quite easy.


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asus_m3n.txt · Last modified: 2010/10/11 14:01 (external edit)
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