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Asus N61Vn


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus N61Vn laptop.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Asus N61Vn. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Asus N61Vn page on LapWik.


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For full specifications see the Asus N61Vn specifications page.

NameAsus N61Vn
ProcessorIntel Core2 Quad Processor Q9000 : 2 GHz ;
Intel Core2 Duo Processor T9600/P8800/P7450/T6600 : 2.8 GHz - 2.2 GHz,
Screen16“ HD (1366×768)
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GT240M
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 DriveOKOK
GraphicsOKbut problem after kmod-nvidia installed (anyway easy to resolv)
BluetoothNot Tested
ModemNot Testednot tested
FirewireOKnot tested
Card ReaderOKOK
ExpressCard SlotOKOK
WebcamOKbut Images are reversed need vertical flip


It was amazing everythings work on the box in fedora 12 i can recommand that laptop for user love linux and fedora i'll test on other dist soon.


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elcalamar, 2010/06/03 15:23

Hi there,
Could you kindly share how you solved the NVidia graphics issue? I installed the latest Ubuntu-supported driver, and now it is hit-and-miss: sometimes it boots up fine, some times it does not load the Nvidia driver… And when it doesn't and I run sudo-nvidia-xconfig and reset x, I have no sound!
Also, my webcam is not detected. Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.

elcalamar, 2010/06/05 22:29

Hello again,
Well, I found the issues: the newest Ubuntu-supported Nvidia card driver had to be reinstalled (MakeMKV made a change there, I think). That fixed the video issues. Installing the GNOME ALSA MIXER fixed the sound. And installing Cheese got the camera to work. So if anyone else experiences the same issues:
1. Make sure you uninstall all generic drivers and just keep the Nvidia ones.
2. Install Gnome Alsa Mixer to select your audio output (Realtek)
3. Install Cheese to test the camera and make sure it works.

gentoo, 2010/04/10 23:37

Ubuntu 9.10 - Very well
Gentoo - OK

thotian, 2010/03/29 22:09

Good! I was planning to buy this laptop soon! Are you still satisfied? Have you encountered the temperature issue described previously?

manowar, 2010/01/13 12:45

Thanks for those informations, I have just got one n61vn with windows 7. I immediately installed ubuntu 9.10 on it too, everything is working apparently, except it gets quickly hotter than on windows. I'm not too sure yet why, even simply browsing the web makes it hot. Have you noticed that on your system ? Are they any special 'laptop' packages to install ? Thanks

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