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Asus W3N

Introduction

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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Specifications

NameAsus W3N
ProcessorIntel Pentium-M 2.0GHz
Screen14” WXGA
RAM512MB
HDD80GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon 9700
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 2200 802.11g Wireless
Other3 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYesUse the snd-intel8x0 module
EthernetYes
WirelessYesUse the ipw2200 module
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested

Notes

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.

Summary

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.


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asus_w3n.txt · Last modified: 2010/10/11 14:02 (external edit)
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