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BenQ Joybook S72

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the BenQ Joybook S72 laptop. The S72 is a relatively cheap laptop for the specifications it includes so is a interesting choice. There are no issues for Linux on this laptop.

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 S72
ProcessorIntel Pentium-M 1.9GHz
Screen14“ WXGA
RAM512MB
HDD80GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon x600
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 2200 802.11g Wireless
Other4 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

Both the open source radeon module and ATI's proprietary fglrx module can be used for the ATI Mobility Radeon x600 included in the Joybook S72. For installation details view our Configuring an ATI graphics chip guide. For 3D support, you will need to install the proprietary module.

Summary

Linux works very well on the BenQ Joybook S72. Installation was not a problem at all and all the hardware works correctly.


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benq_joybook_s72.txt · Last modified: 2010/10/11 14:02 (external edit)
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