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This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus W5F laptop, model W5FT23SM58PG. The W5F is another small laptop from Asus with a middle level set of specifications. The Linux support on the W5F is good with only some slight configuration work required.
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 Core Duo T2300 1.66GHz(T2400 1.8GHz)|
|Optical Drive||Double Layer DVD+-RW|
|Graphics||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950|
|Network||10/100 Ethernet, Intel 3945ABG 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth|
|Other||3 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire, Webcam|
|Sound||Yes||Use snd-hda-intel module|
|Ethernet||Yes||Use 8139 module|
|Wireless||Yes||Use ipw3945 module|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Express Card||Not Tested|
|Camera||No||No Linux drivers|
The native resolution of Asus W5F's screen is 1280×800. However due to the how the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 functions this resolution might not be usable. For details about this you can view our Configuring the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 & 950 guide.
Apart from the extra step for the graphics card, the Asus W5F laptop is easy to configure for Linux and works well.