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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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|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo T5600 1.83GHz|
|Graphics||ATI Mobility Radeon x1600|
|Network||10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth|
|Other||3 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire, Webcam|
|Sound||Yes||Use the snd-hda-intel module|
|Wireless||Yes||Use the ipw3945 module|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
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.
The Asus V1J is well suited for use under Linux. Recent Linux distributions should have no problem at all being installed on the V1J.