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Installation and configuration notes of Debian Wheezy i386 on Asus X45U. I did fresh install using Debian Squeeze i386, but both ethernet and wifi didn't supported by Squeeze's kernel 2.6.32. Using a cheap USB ethernet, I upgraded from Squeeze to Wheezy, kernel upgraded to 3.2.0. Then both network devices recognized.
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|Processor||AMD E2-1800 Processor|
|Screen||14” 1366×768 Widescreen|
|Graphics||ATI Radeon HD 7340|
|Network||Atheros AR8161 gigabit ethernet
Ralink RT5390 802.11n
|Screen||Yes||Brightness control doesn't work|
|VGA Out||Not Tested|
|HDMI Out||Not Tested|
|Bulti-in Microphone||Not Tested|
|Headphone Jack||Not Tested|
|Microphone Jack||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|