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Asus N61Vg


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus N61Vg laptop.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Asus N61Vg. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Asus N61Vg page on LapWik.

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For full specifications see the Asus N61Vg specifications page.

NameAsus N61Vg
ProcessorIntel Core2 Duo Processor T9600/P8800/P7450/T6600 : 2.8 GHz - 2.2 GHz, ;
Screen16“ HD (1366×768)
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GT220M
RAMUp to 4GB
HDD250GB - 5400rpm
320GB to 500GB - 5400rpm/7200rpm
Optical DriveDVD Super Multi Double Layer:
Blu-Ray DVD Combo
Intel WiFi Link 5300
Intel WiFi Link 1000

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveWorks
GraphicsWorksWorks using standard nVidia driver.
EthernetWorksWorks. Kernel driver: Atheros L1C Gigabit Ethernet (ATL1C). Tested on kernel 2.6.31.
BluetoothNot Tested
ModemNot Tested
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested
TV TunerNot Tested


The graphics card required the proprietary nvidia drivers for 3D support.


The Asus N61Vg works quite well with Linux, no real installation issues at all.


karpik, 2013/04/19 10:04

Ubuntu 12.04 works excellent :)
Recently bought SSD drive for this laptop and Ubuntu bootup in 2s to logon-screen, it needs another 1s after logon. Perfect !

@Aleksiy: Sensors are coretemp and acpi-t
echo »/etc/modules coretemp
(as root)

And optionally install some cpufreq-indicator and/or sensors-indicator

Alexey, 2013/01/11 22:25

I am using this notebook for a year. All works pretty fine, except fan controlling stuff. “sensors-detect” script just doesnt detect any fans, only thremal sensors. Can somebody post “sensors-detect” output?

Aleksiy, 2011/10/18 12:30

How download and where? I do not understand?

Rafa, 2010/05/04 12:23

Using Ubuntu, pretty much everything works, but it has some problems:

Bug #217908 (pixelated upscaled images: karmic + lucid
solved in:
(need to install firefox from thjaeger to get newer versions working)

Sound apps in wine cause some trouble with flash plugin (I don't think that's a problem of this laptop specifically, and this solution is working for me.

Touchpad gets recognized as something different, and it mostly works (moving, tapping, vertical scrolling) but extra functionality (pinch-zoom, horizontal scrolling, disable when using keyboard) cannot be used.
I haven't found a solution for this yet

Valis, 2010/01/13 14:42

Linux: OpenSuse 11.3
KDE 3.4, Gnome and KDE 4 also tested
Installed with no problems, runs smoothly with one exception, no sound in Firefox [flash player like youtube] nor such applications like Songbird. I can hear sounds like System Opening and System Shutdown so sound is present. Have not tested yet the camera, nor the microphone. Fn functions work nicely.

Valis, 2010/01/13 14:44

Forgot to add that WiFi works too. Had some problems with KDE wallet and password remembering but that is OpenSuse problem, not the laptop.

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asus_n61vg.txt · Last modified: 2010/11/04 01:16 by billg
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