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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus N50Vn laptop.
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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For full specifications see the Asus N50Vn specifications page.
|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo|
|Screen||15.4” WXGA or WXGA+ or WSXGA+ Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 4GB|
|HDD||160 to 500GB|
|Optical Drive||DVD+-RW or Blu-ray|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT|
|Network||Ethernet, Intel 5100 or 5150 802.11abgn|
|Optical Drive||yes DVD super multi||Ubuntu 8.10|
|Graphics||yes /w compiz and emerald||Ubuntu 8.10|
|Sound||issues||sound level is abnormal low by default,after setting volume it works normal Tested in Kubuntu 8.10 x64|
|Wireless||yes||Ubuntu 8.10 has issues. But it works perfectly with Ububtu 9.04. Uses ath9k driver and kernel 2.6.28-11.|
|Card Reader||Yes||Kubuntu 8.10|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
|Webcam||Picture is upside down.||Kubuntu 8.10 and Ubuntu 9.04 To solve this you need to patch driver and compile it. In Ubuntu 9.10 camera works very well.|
The nvidia 9650m graphics card works flawlessly on compiz and emerald. wireless and some acpi don't work
You should download latest drivers from nvidia website. Drivers suggested to install in Kubuntu/Ubuntu 8.10 are buggy.
You can enter a summary of how well the Asus N50Vn works with Linux here.