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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus U50Vg laptop.
This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Asus U50Vg. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Asus U50Vg page on LapWik.
Abd Allah Diab
Matteo Cancellieri (some adds and updates)
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For full specifications see the Asus U50Vg specifications page.
|Processor||Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T9550/T9400/P8700/P8600/P7350/T6600/T6500/T6400/T5900/T5850 : 2.66 GHz - 2.16 GHz,
Intel® Pentium® M Processor T4200 : 2.0 GHz
|Screen||15.6” HD (1366×768) Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 4GB|
|HDD||250GB to 500GB|
|Graphics||NVIDIA® GeForce® G 105M|
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5100 ABGN
|Graphics||Yes||Using nVidia Driver|
|Ethernet||Yes||Tested using Ubuntu 9.10, didn't work with Ubuntu 9.04|
|Wireless||Yes||Tested using Ubuntu 9.10, didn't work with Ubuntu 9.04|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
|Webcam||Yes||Tested using Ubuntu 9.10 with cheese|
Loaded Fedora Core 12 64 Bit.
188.8.131.52-166.fc12.x86_64 #1 SMP Wed Dec 9 10:46:22 EST 2009 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
and had to load the intel iwlwifi driver from the compat-wireless-2-1.6 distro
and loaded acpi4asus-0.41 and got all the hot keys working.
Looking for info to get backlight on keyboard working.
The webcam and Card reader also work.
It works almost perfect
For the keyboard backlight in kernel <2.6.32 use this thread http://forum.ubuntu-fr.org/viewtopic.php?pid=3118523 from post #7 and next from kernel 2.6.32 keyboard backlight should work (source http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1359360 )
Wireless connection works not so good, to improve performance you should install 'linux-backports-modules-wireless-karmic-generic' package.
Keyboard backlight works well out-of-the-box with kernel 2.6.34, but stops to work after Suspend. Solution - reload asus_laptop module: modprobe -r asus_laptop && modprobe asus_laptop.
Wi-fi doesn't work stable with Gnome+NetworkManager+DIR-300 router with WPA and DHCP, so finally I installed wicd and assigned static IP.
You can enter a summary of how well the Asus U50Vg works with Linux here.
Fedora Core 12 works great on the U50vg. I am dual booting linux and Vista
Used Pmagic to resize the partition and delete the d: partition. Everything seems stable
and have encountered no problems other than getting the right wireless configuration created.
With ubuntu 9.10 works not bad, with some adjustment works perfect.