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Asus N73SV

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus N73SV laptop. If you have the Asus N73SV and are running Linux on it please consider editing this page or adding a comment below with your compatibility details. By contributing you will help other people running this laptop or trying to make a decision on whether to buy it or not.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Asus N73SV. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Asus N73SV page on LapWik.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Asus N73SV specifications page.

NameAsus N73SV
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i7 2630QM
Intel® Core™ i5 2410M
Intel® Core™ i3 2310M
Screen17.3” 1600×900
17.3” 1920×1080
RAMUp to 8GB - Dual Core Systems
Up to 12GB - Quad Core Systems
HDDup to 640GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
Blu-ray
Blu-ray-RW
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce® GT 540M
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
802.11 b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorks
ScreenWorks
HDDWorks
Optical DriveWorks
GraphicsWorks
SoundWorks
EthernetWorks
WirelessWorks
BluetoothNot Tested
USBWorks
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamWorksUse a distribution with kernel 3.5.0 for proper support.
TV TunerNot Tested

Notes

I had to add 'uvcvideo.disable=1' to the startup command in /etc/grub.conf after a kernel update (2.6.40.3-0) to prevent a fatal kernel error when booting. This should no longer be required.

Summary

The Asus N73SV works well with Linux.


Discussion

G. Rasmussen, 2012/12/17 03:21

I'm running Linux Mint 14 'Mate' on my Asus N73SV. Core™ i7 2630QM processor, 17.3” 1920×1080, 6 GB RAM, 750GB HDD, DVD+-RW Blu-ray, NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 540M, 10/100/1000 Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n Wireless. Originally I ran Mint 13 LTS 'Mate' on it but replaced it with 14 based on favorable reviews.

Downloaded the .ISO, burned it to a DVD, rebooted, installed, updated, made a couple of tweaks I like to do and everything just works!

I've used Mint since 2006 and find it a superior fit for my machines and the way I work than either Ubuntu or Debian. On my Asus N73SV laptop it slides into place like a well fitting glove with everything working right out of the box.

Mate is a godsend continuation of the Gnome 2.x desktop environment, especially for those who love configuring their desktops to their own liking. This latest version of Mate is the best yet; fast, efficient, beautifully made and easy on resources. Although I don't use it, preferring instead the classic Gnome 2.x UI that Mate offers, the newest Cinnamon UI is highly regarded by all who favor it and a big hit with reviewers.

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