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Asus V1J

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus V1J laptop. The V1J is a fairly good laptop with a nice set of specifications. Its Linux support is also very good.

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 V1J
ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo T5600 1.83GHz
Screen15.4“ WXGA
RAM1GB
HDD80GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon x1600
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth
Other3 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire, Webcam

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYesUse the snd-hda-intel module
EthernetYes
WirelessYesUse the ipw3945 module
BluetoothNot Tested
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
CameraNot Tested

Notes

The graphics chip in the Asus V1J use either the Xorg radeon driver or ATI's proprietary fglrx module. For installation instructions, you can view our Configuring an ATI graphics chip guide. For 3D support, you will need the proprietary module.

Summary

The Asus V1J is well suited for use under Linux. Recent Linux distributions should have no problem at all being installed on the V1J.


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asus_v1j.txt · Last modified: 2010/10/11 14:02 (external edit)
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