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Asus M6R

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus M6R laptop. This is quite a cheap laptop but still quite fast. Unfortunately the wireless controller is not the best 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 M6R
ProcessorIntel Pentium-M 1.5Ghz
Screen15.4” WXGA
RAM512MB
HDD40GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon 9100 IGP
Network10/100 Ethernet, Broadcom BCM94306 802.11g Wireless
Other4 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYesUse the snd-atiixp driver
EthernetYes
WirelessYes
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested

Notes

For the graphics chip you can use either the open source radeon module or ATI's proprietary fglrx module. For installation instructions, you can view our Configuring an ATI graphics chip guide. For 3D support, you will need the proprietary module. Some older versions of X may not have support for the ATI Mobility Radeon 9100 IGP, in this case you will need to use the proprietary module.

This wireless controller in this laptop does not have any native drivers for Linux so you will need to use the ndiswrapper module. For installation instructions, you can view our Configuring the ndiswrapper module guide. The windows driver to use with ndiswrapper can be found here.

Summary

The main issue with the Asus M6R is the setup of the wireless controller. Other than that there were no problems in getting the M6R working.


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