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BenQ Joybook S53

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the BenQ Joybook S53 laptop. The Joybook S53 has a standard set of hardware included making it a middle class laptop. Some sound configuration work may be required in Linux.

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 S53
ProcessorIntel Pentium-M 745 1.8GHz
Screen13“ WXGA
RAM512MB
HDD60GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator 900
Network10/100 Ethernet, Intel 2200 802.11g Wireless
Other2 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire

Linux Compatibility

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

Notes

As default the screen on the Joybook S53 has a resolution of 1280×768, however due to the way the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 works this resolution may to work right away. See our Configuring the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 & 950 guide for more information.

The S53's audio system can been problematic but should work with the lastest version of ALSA. More information on this issue can be found here.

Summary

If you use a modern Linux distribution, BenQ Joybook S53 has no issues at all under Linux.


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