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Asus X51L

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus X51L laptop.

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 X51L
ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo or Intel Celeron-M
Screen15.4“ WXGA Widescreen
RAM1GB to 3GB
HDD80GB to 250GB
Optical DriveCD-RW/DVD-ROM or DVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
NetworkEthernet, 802.11bg

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorks
ScreenWorks
HDDWorks
Optical DriveWorks
GraphicsPartialWorks in 2d mode, but will suffer from poor performance and artifacts in 3d mode until new drivers is out(if any)
SoundWorks
EthernetWorks
WirelessWorks
56K ModemWorks Proprietary drivers required
USBWorks
Card ReaderWorks

Notes

Be sure to use kernel 2.6.28 or later to get all devices operational.

Summary

Can be used for office or field work with great success, but has issues with rendering 3d.


Discussion

петя, 2010/12/27 15:42

железо работает без проблем. причем на всех линаксах

radio.ezhik, 2010/08/29 22:37

Wireless works fine since Ubuntu 9.04.
Modem 56k (it is Motorola Si3054) does not work at all. There are some problems between ALSA and sl-modem.

domein, 2009/06/15 02:36

Ubuntu 9.04 working perfectly, only bad thing left is poor performance and graphical artifacts in 3d mode, but you shouldn't need this for work related task in general.

sjev, 2009/06/14 10:28

Update: ubuntu 9.04: Wireless works out of the box BUT: Fn-F2 toggle button does not work. I could not find a way to switch wireless on and off.
The problem is that the wireless is OFF when computer returns from sleep, and there is no way to turn it on again. So basically, sleep does not work as you have to restart the pc to get wireless working again.

P.S. Both scripts asus-wireless.sh and asus-wireless-2.sh do nothing.

jaxxm, 2009/04/28 11:08

I have Ubuntu 8.10 working on the sytem. I had to install wireless drivers. I have not tried the modem but the card reader works fine. Using it with a sandisk SD card.

domein, 2008/12/12 04:00

Kubuntu 8.10, works out of the box, except for wireless card, but there is an easy to use patch available at http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Download#DownloadlatestLinuxwirelessdrivers
Next major kernel update should have this patch integrated.

All basic functions seems to work ok, but 2d\3d performance is very low with current drivers - soon should start working as intended.

sjev, 2008/10/20 07:20

ubuntu wireless problem

Ubuntu 8.10:
- Can not get wireless working properly. After considerable trouble I could get the network card to be detected, but it is still not possible to turn the radio on. Fn-f2 does not work and wifi led stays off.

Mandriva:
- Wireless works out of the box.

Bill Giannikos, 2008/10/22 03:33

If possible, could you provide some more details about how well this laptop works with Linux?

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