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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus U80V laptop.
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|Processor||Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T9400/P8600/P8400/P7450/P7350/T6500/T6400/T5900/T5800 : 2.53 GHz - 2.0 GHz,
Intel® Pentium® M Processor T4200 : 2.0 GHz
|Screen||14” HD (1366×768) Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 4GB|
|HDD||250GB to 500GB|
|Graphics||ATI Mobility™ Radeon® HD 4570|
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5100 ABGN
|Processor||Tested works||No issues, even powerlevels are supported|
|Screen||Tested, works||Works quite nice, might have to update configs for correct resolution|
|HDD||Tested, works||No known issues|
|Optical Drive||Tested, works||No known issues|
|Graphics||Tested (on ubuntu 9.02), works||Works, download the closed source driver|
|Sound||Tested, partially working||Some issues concerning the microphone, sound in general works as it should|
|Ethernet||Tested, not working||Must compile driver from source…|
|Wireless||Tested, works||Most distros get this up right away, although some have some driver issues|
|Bluetooth||Tested, working||No known issues|
|USB||Tested, working||No known issues|
|Card Reader||Not Testet|
|Webcam||Tested, working||Need to update driver. webcam will show up side down, but solution for this problem can be found on the internet.|
Depending on how updated your distro is you might run linux on this latop easily or it will be somewhat more trouble. For instance, archlinux failes to load network drivers for the enternet card, ubuntu has the same issue although can easily be installed and load a custom driver later and backtrack 4 has a built in driver that supports the wireless (injection AND listening) but has the same issues as arch when it comes to the wired card.
In my experience the linux support on this model was somewhat varied, some things work and some things dont. This is to be expected when considering that this is a completly new model, I recon most of these issues will be ironed out in a few months.