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Asus U3S

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus U3S laptop.

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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Specifications

NameAsus U3S
ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo T7500 2.2GHz
Screen13.3“ WXGA Widescreen
RAM1.5GB
HDD160GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsNVIDIA Geforce 8400M
NetworkEthernet, Intel 4965 802.11abgn, Bluetooth

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
HDDYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYes
EthernetYes
WirelessYesUse the iwl4965 driver
BluetoothYes
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderYes
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
CameraYes

Notes

The GeForce 8400M in the Asus U3S currently is not supported by the open source 'nv' module. For functioning graphics you will need to install the proprietary NVIDIA driver.

You will need to use a distribution which includes kernel 2.6.22 or greater. Older kernels will not fully support this laptop.

Summary

The graphics controller is the main issue in getting Linux running on the Asus U3S properly. However after these drivers are installed the laptop works just fine.


Discussion

Jaime Perea, 2008/07/01 06:21

Installed Mandriva 2008.1, kernel 2.6.24.5-laptop-2mnb. bluetooth works out of the box. For getting the webcam to work it is necessary either to install latest uvcvideo kernel modules (and replace those installed by mdv) or add

options uvcvideo quirks=16

to your modprobe.conf. First option is better. Check http://linux-uvc.berlios.de/

Card reader is detected, but I was not able to read a XD card.

suspend to memory or disk works like a charm.

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