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Asus P52Jc

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus P52Jc laptop. If you have the Asus P52Jc 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.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Asus P52Jc specifications page.

NameAsus P52Jc
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i5 Processor 520M/450M : 2.4 GHz - 2.3 GHz, with Turbo Boost up to 2.93/2.53 GHz;
Intel® Core™ i3 Processor 370M : 2.4 GHz
Screen15.6“ (1366×768) Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDD320GB to 640GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
Blu-ray
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce® 310M
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Integrated 802.11 b/g/n or 802.11b/g

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorks
ScreenWorks
HDDWorks
Optical DriveWorks
GraphicsWorks
SoundWorks
EthernetWorks
WirelessWorks
BluetoothNot Tested
ModemNot Tested
USBWorks
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamWorks

Notes

Summary

The Asus P52Jc works very well with Linux.


Discussion

hansolo8, 2012/11/16 23:13

I also have Asus P52Jc (i5-480M) and I'd like to describe my experience with Linux systems:

  • Fedora 16 64-bit with GNOME desktop environment runs perfectly good
  • Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit, GNOME) works without any problems
  • work with Debian 6.0 was much worse - I couldn't establish connection to any Wi-Fi network and touchpad support was very poor
  • Backtrack Linux 5r3 (also 64-bit version with GNOME GUI) - there is a crash during booting from LiveCD, I've tried many ways to solve the problem, but none of them was successful (maybe I'll try again with 32-bit v. or KDE)
backbone, 2012/11/17 08:40

By the way, for testing of developed software Fedora 17, Ubuntu 12.04, Gentoo, Debian 6.0, Debian 7.0 installed without any hacks. All are x86_64. Everywhere Wi-fi works “from a box”. Out of true curiosity wanted to ask, wi-fi doesn't work at Debian 6.0 32bit? Also, by the way, my touchpad setting /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf

Aleksandr, 2011/03/10 19:44

Yes, i have this device (Asus p52JC) (i3 370M). I use linux about five last years, but my work with this very sad. I have not big problem after installing debian 6.0, but small problems drive me crazy. Some times system after few switching between graphic and text mode (ctrl+alt+Fn) lost monitor, i suppose and i need make hard restart >_< Video card work ONLY with 2D =( If you try install nvidia official driver - you can't run graphic mode. I think this problem exist, because in this laptop two video card. If you do this - remove Xorg.conf and restart X server - should help. When i try use headphone - i get sound from both place: from headphone and from laptop dinamic =)

backbone, 2011/05/29 14:08

Here is a fork of bumblebee project for simultaneous 3D on both GPUs
http://backbone.myftp.org/hg/pub/bumblebee-backbone

backbone, 2011/05/29 14:08

Here is a fork of bumblebee project for simultaneous 3D on both GPUs
http://backbone.myftp.org/hg/pub/bumblebee-backbone

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