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Asus M51Vr

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus M51Vr 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 M51Vr. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Asus M51Vr page on LapWik.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Asus M51Vr specifications page.

NameAsus M51Vr
ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo
Screen15.4” WXGA or WXGA+ or WSXGA+ Widescreen
RAM1GB to 4GB
HDD160GB to 320GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW or Blu-ray
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470
NetworkEthernet, Intel 5100 802.11abgn, Bluetooth

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
Processoryes
Screenyes
HDDyes
Optical Driveyes
Graphicsyes
Soundyeshad to upgrade to Alsa 1.0.19 used Alsa-Upgrade script see notes
Ethernetyes
Wirelessyes
BluetoothNot Tested
56K ModemNot Tested
USByes
FirewireNot Tested
Card Readeryes
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
CamerayesRequires uvcvideo installed

Notes

Details of using the Alsa-Upgrade Script can be found here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=6589810#post6589810
Mic not working also ambient light sensor not working well

Summary

You can enter a summary of how well the Asus M51Vr works with Linux here.
Card Reader work fine. Tested with 4Gb SD card


Discussion

Moh, 2009/10/11 11:37

Hi Everyone,

I have successfully installed Linux Mint 7 Gnome & KDE editions on my Asus M51Vr Laptop and everything is working fine.

I mean:

Bluetooth
WLAN
LAN
Video Card
Sound

everything just works.

One issue is that the screen brightness that I cant find a way to adjust the settings.
Linux Mint is a very user friendly Distro I recommend anyone new to linux like me to give it a got. It even plays youtube videos out of the box. super easy.

Hope this can help someone out there.

ed, 2009/06/25 13:00

THanks for write.

I'm got the same laptop, love it.

hate vista.

Does the TV work on linux?

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