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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus N51Vn laptop.
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For full specifications see the Asus N51Vn specifications page.
|Processor||Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T9600/P8800/P7550/T6600/T5900 : 2.8 GHz - 2.2 GHz,|
|Screen||15.6” 1366 x 768 Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 4GB|
|HDD||250GB to 500GB|
|Graphics||NVIDIA® GeForce® GT240M|
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5100 ABGN
|Processor||Works||Some kernel versions need thermal.psv=-1|
|Graphics||Works||Use the proprietary NVIDIA drivers|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
|Fingerprint Reader||Works||Tested on fedora 20, works out of the box|
Ubuntu 10.10 was used with the N51Vn.
Some versions of the Linux kernel will by default throttle the cpu at room temperature. Details on the bug tracker can be found: https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=42725
If you encounter this problem you can easily fix it by disabling the passive trip point, The simplest way to do this is by adding
thermal.psv=-1 to your boot options. It is a good idea to set this option when installing if you think you may encounter this problem, as otherwise the installation process could easily take much longer than usual.
You can also use the instructions given by Zhang Rui in the bug's thread to set the passive trip point to your preferred temperature.
You can enter a summary of how well the Asus N51Vn works with Linux here.