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Asus M6N

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus M6N laptop, model ASM6801N. The M6N is a higher end laptop and includes a good set of specifications. Its Linux support is good when you updates to the latest version of the BIOS.

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 M6N
ProcessorIntel Pentium-M 1.6Ghz
Screen15.4“
RAM512MB
HDD60GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
Graphics64MB ATI Radeon Mobility 9600
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 2100 802.11b Wireless
Other4 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYesUse snd-intel8x0 module
EthernetYesUse tg3 module
WirelessYesUse ipw2100 module
56K ModemYesUse the Linuxant module
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
PCMCIAYes

Notes

The graphics chip will work with either the open source radeon module or with the proprietary ATI module. For installation instructions, you can view our Configuring an ATI graphics chip guide. For 3D support, you will need the proprietary module.

You will need to upgrade to the latest BIOS version to get ACPI working properly. Older BIOS versions have issues with reporting the battery status among other things.

Summary

For best results you will need to install the latest BIOS available for the Asus M6N. With the updated BIOS the installation of Linux went well.


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