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Asus NX90Jq

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus NX90Jq laptop.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Asus NX90Jq. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Asus NX90Jq page on LapWik.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Asus NX90Jq specifications page.

NameAsus NX90Jq
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i7 Processor 820QM/720QM : 1.73 GHz - 1.6 GHz, with Turbo Boost up to 3.06/2.8 GHz;
Screen18.4“ 1920×1080 Widescreen
RAMUp to 12GB
HDD320GB to 640GB
Optical DriveBlu-ray
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce® GT335M
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Integrated 802.11 b/g/n or 802.11b/g

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorks MOSTLYTurboBoost technology doesn't seem to work.
ScreenWorks
HDDWorks
Optical DriveWorks(BluRay not tested)
GraphicsBROKENFOSS drivers are barely usable. Installing nVidia drivers through Debian repository results in broken X system. Installing nVidia drivers through sgfxi sometimes works.
SoundBROKENNo audio through headphones, ever. Only main speakers work.
EthernetWorks
WirelessWorks
BluetoothWorks
ModemN/AHas no modem
USBWorks
Card ReaderWorks
WebcamBROKENVideo is upside down under Linux; v4l kluges don't fix it.
Dual track padsWork partiallyMain functions work; more exotic ones don't.

Notes

Intermittent lockups experienced under Debian, Linux Mint Debian Edition, Ubuntu.

Summary

Linux is not ready for this computer.


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asus_nx90jq.txt · Last modified: 2012/05/07 11:21 by billg
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