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Asus U5F

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus U5F laptop. This is a small laptop with a good set of hardware included. Sound support is a bit problematic at the moment but future Linux distributions should solve this issue.

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 U5F
ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo T5500 1.66GHz
Screen12“ XGA
RAM1GB
HDD100GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth
Other3 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYesUse the i810 module
SoundYes
EthernetYes
WirelessYesUse the ipw3945 module
BluetoothYes
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireYes
Card ReaderYes
PCMCIAYes

Notes

For the audio in the Asus U5F to work you need to install ALSA version 1.0.14rc1 or greater. No Linux distribution currently provides this version of ALSA so you will need to compile it manually. You will also need to add the following line to your /etc/modprobe.conf (or your Linux distribution's equivalent) file:
options snd-hda-intel model=laptop-eapd

Summary

The major issue with the Asus U5F is with the configuration of the audio system. All the other features work well and with future Linux distributions the audio shouldn't be a problem either.


Discussion

Donald, 2007/12/11 05:17

as of Ubuntu 7.10, all hardware except the modem works.

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