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This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus V6Va laptop. This laptop is very similar to the Asus V6V except with slightly higher specifications. Like the V6V, the Linux support here is excellent.
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 Pentium-M 2.13Ghz|
|Graphics||ATI Mobility Radeon x700|
|Network||10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 2915 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth|
|Other||4 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire|
|Sound||Yes||Use the snd-hda-intel module|
|Wireless||Yes||Use the ipw2200 module|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
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. Some older versions of X may not have support for the ATI Mobility Radeon x700, in this case you will need to use the proprietary module.
Just like the original V6V, the V6Va has no issues at all when running Linux. Installation was a breeze and all the hardware worked as expected.