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Asus M6Ne

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus M6Ne laptop, model ASM6805N. This is a slightly updated version of the Asus M6N with better graphics and wireless. Like the M6N, the M6Ne needs the latest BIOS version available to function properly.

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 M6Ne
ProcessorIntel Pentium-M 1.7Ghz
Screen15.4“
RAM512MB
HDD60GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
Graphics128MB ATI Radeon Mobility 9700
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 2200 802.11g Wireless
Other4 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYesUse snd-intel8x0 module
EthernetYesUse tg3 module
WirelessYesUse ipw2200 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.

For ACPI to function properly, you will need to upgrade the BIOS to the latest available version. There are many ACPI issues with the older BIOS versions.

Summary

After updating the BIOS, the Asus M6Ne works very well with Linux. The hardware in this laptop is supported well with Linux without any installation difficulties.


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