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Asus W2Jb

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus W2Jb laptop. This is a big screen notebook with good Linux support when an up to date distribution is used.

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 W2Jb
ProcessorIntel Core Duo T2600 2.16GHz
Screen17” WXGA
RAM2GB
HDD120GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon x1600
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth
Other3 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire, TV tuner

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYes
EthernetYes
WirelessYesUse ipw3945 module
BluetoothNot Tested
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested
TV TunerNot Tested

Notes

For the graphics chip you can use both the open source radeon module and 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 x1600, in this case you will need to use the proprietary module.

Audio now works under ubuntu feisty (and maybe other distros) with the latest ALSA-drivers (1.0.14.rc4) installed

Summary

There were no problems in getting the Asus W2Jb working when used with an up to date Linux distribution. It is recommended to use a Linux distribution with kernel version 2.6.17 or greater, such as Fedora Core 6 or Ubuntu 6.10.


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asus_w2jb.txt · Last modified: 2010/10/11 14:02 (external edit)
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