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This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus V6J laptop, model V6FJT24SM112PG. The V6J has a decent specification list and works very well with a up to date 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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|Processor||Intel Core Duo T2400 1.83GHz|
|Optical Drive||Double Layer DVD+-RW|
|Graphics||nVidia GeForce Go 7400|
|Network||10/100/1000 Ethernet + Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless + Bluetooth|
|Other||3 x USB2.0 + 1 x Firewire|
|Sound||Yes||Use snd-hda-intel modules|
|Wireless||Yes||Use ipw3945 module|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Firewire||Not tested but should work|
|Express Slot||Not Tested|
For the graphics chip you can use either the open source nv module and Nvidia's proprietory one. For 3D support, you will need the proprietory module.
The network port on this laptop is the Realtek 8168. You need a recent kernel to get this working, such as the one included with Ubuntu Linux 6.06, Fedora Core 5 and Suse Linux 10.1.
The Asus V6J work well when using a Linux distribution with at least the 2.6.16 kernel, such as Ubuntu Linux 6.06 or Fedora Core 5.
update: tested and fully working on Ubuntu 8.10