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8% (1)
Good
 
8% (1)
Fair
 
15% (2)
Poor
 
69% (9)
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0% (0)

Asus X58C

Introduction

This is a compatibility to running Linux with the Asus X58C laptop.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Asus X58C. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Asus X58C page on LapWik.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Asus X58C specifications page.

NameAsus X58C
ProcessorIntel Celeron Processor 220 : 1.2 GHz, 533MHZ FSB, 1MB On-Die L2 Cache;
Screen15.4“ WXGA/WXGA+ Color-Shine (Glare-type)
GraphicsSiS M672
RAMUp to 4GB
HDD160GB to 320GB - 5400rpm
Optical DriveCombo:
DVD Super Multi
Network10/100/1000
802.11 b/g
802.11 a/g/n

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorks
ScreenNot WorkingIncorrect resolution
HDDNot Tested
Optical DriveWorks
GraphicsNot WorkingNo drivers, only usable with VESA
SoundNot Tested
EthernetNot Tested
WirelessNot Tested
BluetoothNot Tested
ModemNot Tested
USBWorks
Card ReaderNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested

Notes

Graphics

Unfortunately at this time (up to and including Ubuntu 10.10) there is no drivers to support the SIS graphics controller included. This limits you to using the VESA drivers which are not very usable.

Summary

The graphics problem with the Asus X58C makes this laptop a poor choice for Linux.


asus_x58c.txt · Last modified: 2010/10/29 04:11 by billg
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