How do you rate this laptop with Linux?
Excellent
 
33% (5)
Good
 
33% (5)
Fair
 
20% (3)
Poor
0% (0)
Unusable
 
13% (2)

Asus N61Jv

Introduction

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

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Asus N61Jv. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Asus N61Jv page on LapWik.

Editing This Page

If you would like to edit this page please first view our Editing Guidelines.

Specifications

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
Blueray
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce® GT325M
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
802.11a/b/g/n or 802.11b/g

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorks
ScreenWorks
HDDWorks
Optical DriveWorks
Graphics IGPWorks
Graphics DiscreteDoes not work
SoundWorks
EthernetWorks
WirelessWorks
BluetoothWorks
ModemN/A
USBWorks
USB 3.0Works
Card ReaderWorks
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested
WebcamWorks

Notes

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:
export LIBV4LCONTROL_FLAGS=3
LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype

Summary

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


Discussion

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 :(

Enter your comment. Wiki syntax is allowed:
If you can't read the letters on the image, download this .wav file to get them read to you.
 
asus_n61jv.txt · Last modified: 2010/10/13 15:21 (external edit)
Contact Us Sister Sites Privacy Policy Terms of Use
Copyright © 2006-2013 Linlap.com and other authors