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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus U30JC laptop.
Most of the tests have been done on ubuntu 9.10.
The product was purchased in France and full reference is : U30JC-QX002V
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For full specifications see the Asus U30Jc specifications page.
|Screen||13.3” HD (1366×768) Widescreen|
|Optical Drive||CD/DVD RW|
|Graphics||double GPU : Nvidia Geforce G 310M and Chipset Intel GMA X4500MHD (arrandale)|
|Network||Attansic Technology Corp|
|Network Wifi||Atheros Communications AR9285|
|Processor||Yes (with recent kernel)||Comments|
|Screen||Tested OK see Graphics|
|Optical Drive||yes||Read/write OK, Ubuntu 10.04|
|Graphics||Tested OK with recent kernel on intel chip, nvidia not tested||See notes below (Intel ok with Ubuntu 10.04 - DO NOT INSTALL NVIDIA PROPRIETARY DRIVERS!! your system hangs completely )|
|Wireless||Yes||Out of the box with Ubuntu 9.10|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||yes||Ubuntu 10.04|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
|Suspend/hibernate||yes||Ubuntu 10.04, see Suspend section below|
This computer comes with 2 graphic units.
To have proper graphics it is required to follow this link.
I use double screen, if the kernel is not recent enough the display on laptop may not be usable making graphical installation impossible.
As I used double screen I was able to do install on external screen.
Installation may be doable with safe graphic mode on single head but I have not tested.
Non X mode installation should go fine.
After upgrading kernel and following above link recommendation, everything is fine for what I have tested.
Double screen is working perfectly (inside X session) with xranrd resizing.
Under Ubuntu 10.04 suspend or hibernate doesn't work out of the box. The problem is with some internal USB device which I wasn't able to track. The solution proposed here works also for this laptop.
After upgrading kernel and some few settings everything is working like a charm with ubuntu 9.10.
kubuntu 9.10 were not able to do proper double screen because of what is likely to be KDE bug.
Debian lenny is lacking of recent software but I was able to install, an upgrade may fix problems.
As the HW is pretty new inside this laptop, it is needed to use very recent SW.