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Asus V2S

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus V2S laptop.

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 V2S
ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo T7500 2.2GHz
Screen14.1” WXGA+ Widescreen
RAM2GB
HDD160GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsNVIDIA Geforce 8600M
NetworkEthernet, Intel 4965 802.11abgn, Bluetooth

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
HDDYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYes
EthernetYes
WirelessYesUse the iwl4965 driver
BluetoothYes
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
CameraNot Tested

Notes

The Geforce 8600M included with the Asus V2S is not supported by the open source Xorg driver so you will need to use the proprietary NVIDIA driver for proper support. Some distributions, such as Ubuntu 7.10, include this driver which makes installation easier.

For sound to work you will need to add the following line to your /etc/modprobe.conf (or your distributions equivalent) file:
options snd-hda-intel model=lenovo

Summary

A little bit of configuration work is require for the Asus A2S to function properly with Linux but after this is done the A2S works just fine.


Discussion

Philipp, 2008/04/24 12:59

WiFi Kill switches

if your wlan is not working or the adapter suddenly disappears, try activating BOTH kill switches :) one Hardware switch on the front and the Software switch Fn+F2.

dmesg gives you something like thatt:
root@asus:~# dmesg | grep iwl
15.216000 iwl4965: Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN driver for Linux, 1.1.0
15.216000 iwl4965: Copyright© 2003-2007 Intel Corporation
15.216000 iwl4965: Detected Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
15.216000 iwl4965: Radio disabled by HW RF Kill switch
12866.924000 iwl49612866.924000 iwl4965: Tunable channels: 13 802.11bg, 19 802.11a channels
12866.924000 wmaster0: Selected rate control algorithm 'iwl-4965-rs'
5: Tunable channels: 13 802.11bg, 19 802.11a channels
12866.924000 wmaster0: Selected rate control algorithm 'iwl-4965-rs'

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