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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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|Processor||Intel Pentium-M 1.5 GHz|
|Graphics||Intel Extreme Graphics 2|
|Network||10/100 Ethernet, Intel 2100 802.11b Wireless|
|Other||4 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire|
|Sound||Yes||Use the snd-intel8x0 module|
|Wireless||Yes||Use the ipw2100 module|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
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.
The Asus M3N has very few issues under Linux. Support is good and installation was quite easy.