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This is a compatibility guide for the Asus M70Vm running 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.
This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Asus M70Vm. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Asus M70Vm page on LapWik.
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For full specifications see the Asus M70Vm specifications page.
|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo|
|Screen||17” WXGA+or WUXGA Widescreen|
|RAM||1GB to 4GB|
|HDD||2 x 160GB to 500GB|
|Optical Drive||DVD+-RW or Blu-ray|
|Graphics||NVIDIA Geforce 9600M/9650M|
|Network||Ethernet, Intel 5100 802.11abgn, Bluetooth|
|Screen||OK (Light sensor works from 2.6.27)|
|Sound||OK (from 2.6.27 in kernel)||Built in sub-woofer does not work.|
|Wireless||OK (from 2.6.27 in kernel)||With Ubuntu 9.04 and greater, you will notice the wireless has some issues, see this thread for details and a fix. Ath9k low signal strength on Jaunty 9.04|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Camera||OK (uvc module in kernel 2.6.27|
Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic is tested and fully working on the ASUS M70VM-X1 with a couple exceptions.
* The dual-mode touch pad does not work, as there are no drivers.
* The built in sub-woofer does not work.
* For wireless to work properly you must run the following command:
sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-jaunty
You can enter a summary of how well the Asus M70Vm works with Linux here.