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BenQ Joybook A52


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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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
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

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


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


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


sbonkov, 2009/07/02 18:37

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

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