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Asus W5A

Introduction

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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Specifications

NameAsus W5A
ProcessorIntel Pentium-M 740 1.73GHz
Screen12.1” WXGA
RAM512MB
HDD60GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator 900
Network10/100 Ethernet, Intel 2200 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth
Other3 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire, Webcam

Linux Compatibility

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

Notes

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.

Summary

The Asus W5A works very well with Linux. Installation was quite simple and using the laptop under Linux was not an issue at all.


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