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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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|Processor||Intel Core Duo T2600 2.16GHz|
|Graphics||ATI Mobility Radeon x1600|
|Network||10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth|
|Other||3 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire, TV tuner|
|Wireless||Yes||Use ipw3945 module|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
|TV Tuner||Not Tested|
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
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.