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Asus M5N

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus M5N laptop. Like the Asus M5A this is also a light laptop which runs Linux very well.

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 M5N
ProcessorIntel Pentium-M 725 1.6Ghz
Screen12.1” XGA
RAM512MB
HDD60GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel 855GME
Network10/100 Ethernet, Intel 2100 802.11b Wireless
Other3 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYesUse the i810 module
SoundYesUse the snd-intel8x0 module
EthernetYes
WirelessYesUse the ipw2100 module
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested

Notes

There were no problems with the installation of Linux on the Asus M5N.

Summary

Like the M5A, the Asus M5N is a small and light laptop who's Linux support is excellent. Installation went through a breeze.


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asus_m5n.txt · Last modified: 2010/10/11 14:01 (external edit)
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