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This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus N51Tp 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 N51Tp specifications page.
|Processor||AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-80-82-84, RM-72, QL-62|
|Screen||15.6”HD 1366×768, LED backlight|
|RAM||Up to 4GB DDR2-800|
|HDD||250-320-500 GB, 5400 RPM|
|Optical Drive||5.25” DVD Super Multi or Blu-Ray DVD Combo|
|Graphics||ATI HD4650 1GB VRAM|
|Wireless Network||Integrated 802.11a/b/g/n, Built-in Bluetooth™ V2.1+EDR (optional)|
|Wired Network||10/100/1000 Base T|
|Card Reader||8 in 1|
|Video Camera||2 Megapixels|
|Other||Ionizer, AI Light, S/PDIF, Numeric Keypad|
|Graphics||Yes||ATI proprietary driver, with OSS driver currently only 2D is available, 3D is under development|
|Sound||Yes||Out of the box on Ubuntu 9.10|
|Wireless||Yes||There's a bug (414560) in ath9k under Karmic, but the linux-backport-modules-wireless library solved it for me.|
|Card Reader||Yes||Tested with SD card only|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
All tests were done under Ubuntu 9.10 64 bit version.
All in all it is a really good machine with considerably good linux compatibility. Some Fn-key functions don't work, furthermore it is unlikely that the Ionizer and the AI Light will ever work.