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This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus R1F laptop. This is a small but still very powerful laptop. The audio system does not currently work with Linux.
This guide is intended to provide you details on how well this laptop works with Linux and which modules you need to configure. For details on how to actually install and configure the required modules have a look at our guides section for distribution specific instructions.
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|Processor||Intel Core Duo T7200 2.0Ghz|
|Network||10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth|
|Other||3 x USB2.0, 1 x FireWire, Fingerprint Reader|
|Sound||Yes||OpenSuse 10.2/10.3, Kubuntu 7.0.4 & Fedora 7|
|Wireless||Yes||Use the ipw3945 module|
|Bluetooth||Not Tested||Yes (Kubuntu 7.0.4)|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
|Fingerprint Reader||Yes||Fedora 7 (thinkfinger)|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
As default the native screen resolution of this notebook is 1280×800, however due to the way the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 functions this resolution would not be usable right away. To get it working you will need to install the 915resolution program and type in:
915resolution 3c 1280 800
This will then allow you to use the native 1280×800 resolution. However this setting will be forgotten after each boot so you will need a way to automatically run this command at every boot. Fortunately most Linux distributions come with the 915resolution program and include a simple way of achieving this. You can view our Configuring the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 & 950 guide for more information.
Currently the audio system in this laptop is not fully supported under Linux. With the latest development ALSA modules the sounds does appear to function but the volume control does not work nor is there any sounds out of the headphone jack.
The tablet does not seem to behave as intended. It seems to function more like a mouse than a proper tablet.
Unfortunately with the issues listed above the Asus R1F is not a good laptop to use under Linux. If/when the modules improve for both the audio and the tablet then this will be an excellent laptop. As of now this laptop is not recomended as a tablet pc, more like a regular laptop.