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Asus M6V

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus M6V laptop. This is one of the first laptop available which include the ATI Mobility Radeon x600 graphics chip. Linux support on the M6V is excellent.

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 M6V
ProcessorIntel Pentium-M 740 1.73Ghz
Screen15.4” WXGA
RAM512MB
HDD60GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon x600
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 the snd-hda-intel module
EthernetYes
WirelessYesUse the ipw2200 module
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderYes
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 x600, in this case you will need to use the proprietary module.

Summary

There were no issues at all with using Linux on the Asus M6V. If you use an up to date distribution then the installation should be a breeze.


Discussion

Maurice, 2008/11/21 11:27

SDcard reader

Hi, the SDcard reader works fine on UBUNTU 8.04 for the Asus M6Va.
Grtz,Maurice

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