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Asus M51Va


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus M51Va laptop.

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.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Asus M51Va. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Asus M51Va page on LapWik.

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For full specifications see the Asus M51Va specifications page.

NameAsus M51Va-AP082
ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo (T5800)
Screen15.4“ WXGA or WXGA+ or WSXGA+ Widescreen
HDD160GB to 320GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW or Blu-ray
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
NetworkEthernet, Intel 5100 802.11abgn, Bluetooth
Other1.3Mp WebCam

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorCompatibleNot tested on a games
ScreenUp to 1440×900Difficulty in switching resolutions
HDDNot Tested
Optical DriveNot Tested
WirelessNot Tested
BluetoothNot Tested
56K ModemNot Tested
USBNot Tested
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
CameraNot Tested


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You can enter a summary of how well the Asus M51Va works with Linux here.


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Daja51, 2010/01/02 13:47

sudo -s
echo 0 > /sys/devices/platform/asus_laptop/ls_switch

Adam, 2009/01/05 19:35

Thank You for your advice but I tried this before and it doesn't work. There is no such thing as ls_switch in this directory. Maybe I should install some drivers but I don't have any idea which drivers this should be.

Adam, 2009/01/05 10:57

I have problem with changing brightness which is *** me off cause it changes itself on its own will.

Bill Giannikos, 2009/01/05 11:03

Try entering in the following:

echo 0 > /sys/devices/platform/asus_laptop/ls_switch

Newer Asus laptops have this brightness “feature”.

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