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BenQ Joybook 2100e

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the BenQ Joybook 2100e laptop. The Joybook 2100e is a cheap and low spec laptop from BenQ but it does come at a very cheap price as well. Linux support for the 2100e is excellent.

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

NameBenQ Joybook 2100e
ProcessorIntel Celeron-M 1.3GHz
Screen15” XGA
RAM256MB
HDD40GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator 900
Network10/100 Ethernet, Intel 2200 802.11g Wireless
Other4 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYesUse the i810 module
SoundYesUse the snd-intel8x0 module
EthernetYes
WirelessYesUse ipw2200 module
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested

Notes

There were no difficulties installing Linux on the BenQ Joybook 2100e.

Summary

The installation process for Linux on the BenQ Joybook 2100e is straight forward with no issues at all. This is quite a good notebook for the price and works very well under Linux.


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