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Asus V6Va

Introduction

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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Specifications

NameAsus V6Va
ProcessorIntel Pentium-M 2.13Ghz
Screen15” SXGA+
RAM1GB
HDD100GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon x700
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 2915 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth
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
BluetoothNot Tested
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. 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.

Summary

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.


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asus_v6va.txt · Last modified: 2010/10/11 14:02 (external edit)
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