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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus UX30 laptop.
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For full specifications see the Asus UX30 specifications page.
|Processor||Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor SU9400 : 1.4 GHz
Intel® Core™ Solo Processor SU3500 : 1.4 GHz
|Screen||13.3” HD (1366×768) Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 4GB|
|HDD||250GB to 500GB|
|Graphics||Intel® GMA X4500MHD|
|Sound||OK||Realtek codec is needed (not sure)|
|Ethernet||OK||Needs driver atl1c and kernel >=2.6.31|
|Wireless||OK||Needs the staging rt3090 driver (present in 2.6.31-git6 at least)|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
I am currently installing Linux on the ASUS-UX30. My distribution is Gentoo Linux.
* Be sure to use kernel-2.6.31 or later else your ethernet card will NOT work!
* To get the wireless card working, you need the staging rt3090 driver. It will be in 2.6.32 and later versions of the kernel.
On the whole this laptop works perfectly with Linux - but you need a *very* recent kernel. Note that there is an embedded Linux OS shipped with this laptop (in the firmware), but I prefer to install my own distribution rather than use Asus one (that you cannot modify anyway).