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Asus M70Vm


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.

NameAsus M70Vm
ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo
Screen17“ WXGA+or WUXGA Widescreen
HDD2 x 160GB to 500GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW or Blu-ray
GraphicsNVIDIA Geforce 9600M/9650M
NetworkEthernet, Intel 5100 802.11abgn, Bluetooth

Linux Compatibility

Processor OK
ScreenOK (Light sensor works from 2.6.27)
Optical DriveOK
GraphicsOK (nvidia-drivers)
SoundOK (from 2.6.27 in kernel)Built in sub-woofer does not work.
WirelessOK (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 ModemNot Tested
Card ReaderOK
CameraOK (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.


rinku_kokiri, 2010/11/21 03:06

I still have the problem with the sub on the bottom does not work with pulse or alsa..
Otherwise, VERY solid build.

morten, 2009/04/23 17:06

Ive got the same request, a walkthrough on fixing the subwoofer channel.

I would think, that (just a hunch) the solution would be a dmix slave as software processing, splitting the bands into center/stereo and woofer channels..

But i havent made a successful attempt yet - so any experiences on this topic is appreciated! (tagging this thread in my cloud :)

tony, 2009/03/09 00:31

hdmi audio is either a pain in the ass to get going, or does not work
touchpad media keys do not work as far as i know
other than that, it works great with ubuntu 8.10

joey, 2009/01/24 10:04

I use this notebook with 64Bit Ubuntu 8.10. The only Problem I have is that my notebook has a subwoofer and two little boxes and only the boxes works. Does anybody know how i can use the mini - subwoofer?

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