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This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus W3V laptop. The W3V is a reasonably price laptop and, while not the fastest available, is plenty quick for most people's needs. This laptop is a great choice for Linux as its support 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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|Processor||Intel Pentium-M 1.6GHz|
|RAM||up to 2GB|
|HDD||up to 160GB|
|Graphics||ATI Mobility Radeon x600|
|Network||10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection|
|Other||3 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire, Bluetooth, IRDA (FIR)|
|Sound||Yes||Use the snd-hda-intel module|
|Wireless||Yes||Use the ipw2200 module|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
You can use either the radeon driver from Xorg or the fglrx module from ATI for the ATI Mobility Radeon x600 included in the W3V. For installation details you can review the Configuring an ATI graphics chip guide.
The Asus W3V is an excellent choice for Linux. There were no issues with the configuration of this notebook with the installation being quite straight forward.