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Asus V6V

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus V6V laptop. This is a middle of the range laptop but has very good Linux support.

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 V6V
ProcessorIntel Pentium-M 1.73Ghz
Screen15” XGA
RAM512MB
HDD60GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon x600
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 2200 802.11g Wireless
Other4 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYesUse the snd-hda-intel module
EthernetYes
WirelessYesUse the ipw2200 module
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested

Notes

For the graphics chip you can use either the open source radeon module 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

Linux has no problems at all running on the Asus V6V. The hardware on the V6V is well supported with no installation issues at all.


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asus_v6v.txt · Last modified: 2010/10/11 14:02 (external edit)
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