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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus M51Ta laptop.
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|Processor||AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-82 2.2G|
|Screen||15.4” WXGA+ 1440×900|
|Optical Drive||DVD Super Multi|
|Graphics||ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
ATI Radeon HD 3200 yes BOTH
|Screen||Yes||Brightness buttons work once acpi works, see below.|
|Optical Drive||Not Tested||I was able to boot to it without complications (it is SATA), I haven't tested CD or DVD burning.|
|Graphics||Partial||The cards are detected, but I haven't gotten either to run effectively.|
|Sound||Not Tested||The card is detected, but I haven't put much effort into it because of other issues.|
|Ethernet||Yes||Works just fine.|
|Wireless||Partial||I know it can detect networks, but as of this writing, the only way to get WPA is with the ndiswrapper, which I haven't really tested.|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|USB||Yes||I've plugged in a thumb drive, but I've little doubt it works flawlessly|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
ACPI: As of this writing, ACPI is TERRIBLE. To get the system to boot at all (even LiveCDs, and even so, some don't work still) you must disable acpi (acpi=off) OR disable mtrr (somewhere in the kernel config, just search for it). With mtrr disabled (credit to rainy_day from the asus forums for turning mtrr off), acpi partially works, and I can see my battery life and status (enable the Asus acpi driver in the kernel config), but the battery only lasts just over an hour (it lasts over twice that in Vista). Something may be figured, and I will update accordingly.
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