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This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus M5A laptop. This is a small and light laptop which works well 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 Dothan (1.60GHz-2.13GHz)|
|HDD||2.5” IDE, Vendor Selected - usually 60GB to 80GB|
|Graphics||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900|
|Network||10/100 Ethernet, Intel 2200 802.11g Wireless|
|Other||3 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire|
|Graphics||Yes||Use the i810 module|
|Sound||Yes||Use the snd-hda-intel module|
|Wireless||Yes||Use the ipw2200 module|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
The Asus M5A had no issues at all with the installation of Linux.
The Asus M5A is a nice and light laptop which works very well with Linux. There shouldn't be any issues in using this laptop.