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BenQ Joybook A52

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the BenQ Joybook A52 laptops.

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 A52
ProcessorA52-V03: Intel® Core™ Duo Processor T2080
A52-V07: Intel® Core™ Duo Processor T2350
A52E-V06: Intel® Celeron® M Processor 520
Screen15.4“ WXGA
RAM512MB
HDDA52-V03: 80GB
A52-V07: 100GB
A52E-V06: 80GB
Optical Drive8X DVD Super-Multi (Support Double Layer)
GraphicsATI Radeon® Xpress 200M (shared VGA memory, max. to 128M)
Network/CommunicationsModem: Built-in 56K/V.92 Modem
LAN: Built-in 10/100 Ethernet
WLAN: Built-in 802.11a/b/g or 802.11b/g
(A52E-V06 does not have 802.11a available)
Other3 x USB2.0, 1 x PCMCIA

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorNot Tested
ScreenNot Tested
Optical DriveNot Tested
GraphicsNot Tested
SoundNot Tested
EthernetNot Tested
WirelessNot Tested
BluetoothN/A
56K ModemNot Tested
USBNot Tested
FirewireN/A
Card ReaderN/A
ExpressCard SlotN/A

Notes

These systems have not been tested yet! This page is a place-holder.

Summary

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Discussion

sbonkov, 2009/07/02 18:37

SimplyMEPIS 8.0.0.6 with KDE works fine!

acole, 2009/02/10 03:55

Ubuntu 8.04 works perfectly out of the box. However, upgrading the kernel to 2.6.24-23 breaks wifi support. Make sure you stick to 2.6.24-22.

Anonymous, 2008/05/23 13:23

linux

Linux Freespire 2.0.8 works fine, except diul-up modem everything has been recognized by default.

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