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This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus W3N laptop. The W3N is a powerful laptop which also has excellent 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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|Processor||Intel Pentium-M 2.0GHz|
|Graphics||ATI Mobility Radeon 9700|
|Network||10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 2200 802.11g Wireless|
|Other||3 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire|
|Sound||Yes||Use the snd-intel8x0 module|
|Wireless||Yes||Use the ipw2200 module|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
For the Radeon 9700 to function you can use either the open source radeon module or ATI's fglrx module. Our installation instructions for the fglrx module can be found Configuring an ATI graphics here.
There were no issues at all with installing and using Linux on the Asus W3N notebook. Installation was very straight forward and everything was autodetected and configured properly.