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Asus V1JP

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus V1JP laptop. This is a fairly powerful laptop with a good processor and graphics card. Linux support is good as long as you use a recent Linux distribution.

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 V1JP
ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo T5600 1.83GHz
Screen15.4“ WXGA
RAM2GB
HDD120GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon x1700
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth
Other3 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire, Fingerprint Reader, Webcam

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
HDDYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYesUse the snd-hda-intel module
EthernetYes
WirelessYesUse the ipw3945 module
BluetoothYes
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireYes
Card ReaderYes
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderYesNeeds additional soft if used w/o TPM module and don't need if used with TPM
CameraYes

Notes

For the graphics chip you can use either the open source radeon module or ATI's proprietary fglrx module. For 3D support, you will need the proprietary module. Some older versions of X may not have support for the ATI Mobility Radeon x1700, in this case you will need to use the proprietary module.

You need to use acpi4asus v0.4 or greater for this laptop to function properly, which is included in kernel 2.6.20. This will be included with Fedora Core 6 and Ubuntu 7.04. Otherwise you will have problems with the wireless controller.

Summary

There were no problems in getting the Asus V1JP working when used with an up to date Linux distribution. It is recommended to use a Linux distribution with kernel version 2.6.20 or greater, such as Fedora Core 7 or Ubuntu 7.04.


Discussion

Dmitry Zhuk, 2008/08/20 06:56

Bluetooth works fine.
There is no PCMCIA adapter in this notebook, but there is the Express Card module
Firewire adapter works fine.
The camera works fine too.
Fingerprint reader needs additional soft, if used w/o TPM module and don't need, if used with TPM.

I've tested it on Ubuntu 8.04, 6,06, Fedora Core 8, 9.


Best regards, Dmitry Zhuk
mailto: zhuchara2004@ukr.net
ISP Terabit system administrator, Kiev. Ukraine

kathrin becker, 2007/08/15 04:54

SD Card Reader

SD Card Reader: yes

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