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Asus M5A

Introduction

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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Specifications

NameAsus M5A
ProcessorIntel Pentium-M Dothan (1.60GHz-2.13GHz)
Screen12“ XGA
RAM256MB
HDD2.5” IDE, Vendor Selected - usually 60GB to 80GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator 900
Network10/100 Ethernet, Intel 2200 802.11g Wireless
Other3 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYesUse the i810 module
SoundYesUse the snd-hda-intel module
EthernetYes
WirelessYesUse the ipw2200 module
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested

Notes

The Asus M5A had no issues at all with the installation of Linux.

Summary

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.


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asus_m5a.txt · Last modified: 2010/10/11 14:01 (external edit)
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