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Asus N61Jv


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus N61Jv laptop.

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For full specifications see the Asus N61Jv specifications page.

NameAsus N61Jv
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i5 Processor 540M/520M/430M : 2.53 GHz - 2.26 GHz, with Turbo Boost up to 3.06/2.93/2.53 GHz;
Intel® Core™ i3 Processor 350M/330M : 2.26 GHz - 2.13 GHz,
Screen16“ (1366×768) Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDD250GB to 640GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce® GT325M
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
802.11a/b/g/n or 802.11b/g

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveWorks
Graphics IGPWorks
Graphics DiscreteDoes not work
USB 3.0Works
Card ReaderWorks
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested


I have this machine configured with i3 Core processor, 3GB of RAM and 320GB hard drive. Save the nVidia Optimus gfx card, everything else works perfectly, Ubuntu Lucid found and configured Intel IGP which is more than sufficient for everyday tasks. Oh yes, this is one of Asus laptops that comes with a UVC webcam mounted upside down, so in order to use it with Skype or other messengers you'll need libv4lcontrol and something like this:
LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/ skype


Except the aforementioned nVidia Optimus card, it works great! Fast, reliable, silent, compatible.


mcx, 2012/12/10 21:46

mine is overheting too

suman, 2011/05/04 09:09

i m using linux mint 9 right now?? everything is fine as usual no discrete graphics
hav u guys notice overheatin??
mine is overheating??any body has hint

suman, 2011/05/04 09:09

i m using linux mint 9 right now?? everything is fine as usual no discrete graphics
hav u guys notice overheatin??
mine is overheating??any body has hint

Honza, 2011/06/05 07:04

Mine is overheing as well… Happens both in Ubuntu 11.04 and Fedora 15

Seriously, anybody has a solution??

PCI, 2011/03/29 03:49

Going to give the latest release of Ubuntu a test run. Rather, running a distro optimized for Blind/Visually impaired users, or partial sighted users. I was a bit sceptical when nothing was found on the Asus sight for drivers etc, but if it will find them all, then great! sound being most important, network and so on. no graphics needed. So Vinux, here we go. A test drive.

Johan, 2010/06/06 16:41

I also just bought an Asus laptop x64j, which is N61jv. Configured on i3 350M -processor, 4 gig memory and 1 gig memory on videocard. OS : Ubuntu 10.04.Problem as described above, is with the video-card, Nvidia Optimus, where apparently Asus/nvidia refuse to deliver the drivers. For the rest, everything seems to work fine, excluded : I dont seem the ctrl-alt-functions, (ctrl-alt-F1, F2, F3) to get to work

plld, 2010/04/30 17:06

Works fine'n'peachy with OpenSUSE 11.2
Haven’t try fingerprint reader 'cause I don’t need it, but I think Yast2 found this on installation process.
GF and LCD works fine with 195.xx drivers
This model doesn't have blootooth device :(

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