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This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus W5A laptop. A small sized laptop, the W5A is well suited to carry around. It also has excellent Linux support making it a good laptop to use with Linux
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 740 1.73GHz|
|Graphics||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900|
|Network||10/100 Ethernet, Intel 2200 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth|
|Other||3 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire, Webcam|
|Sound||Yes||Use the snd-hda-intel module|
|Wireless||Yes||Use the ipw2200 module|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
The native resolution of the Asus W5A notebook is 1280×800, however due to the way the Intel GMA 950 works this resolution would not be immediately available. You can view the Configuring the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 & 950 guide we have provided for more details.
The Asus W5A works very well with Linux. Installation was quite simple and using the laptop under Linux was not an issue at all.