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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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|Name||BenQ Joybook S72|
|Processor||Intel Pentium-M 1.9GHz|
|Graphics||ATI Mobility Radeon x600|
|Network||10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 2200 802.11g Wireless|
|Other||4 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire|
|Sound||Yes||Use the snd-intel8x0 module|
|Wireless||Yes||Use ipw2200 module|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
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.
Linux works very well on the BenQ Joybook S72. Installation was not a problem at all and all the hardware works correctly.