This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus A3H laptop, model A3HF420SM56HG. A good notebook which is unfortunately let down by the need to use ndiswrapper, making installation trickier.
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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|Processor||Intel Celeron-M 420 1.6GHz|
|Optical Drive||Double Layer DVD+-RW|
|Network||10/100 Ethernet, Atheros AR5001 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth|
|Other||4 x USB 2.0, 1 x Firewire|
|Graphics||Yes||Use i810 module|
|Sound||Yes||Use snd-hda-intel module|
|Ethernet||Yes||Use 8139 module|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
The wireless controller requires the use of the ndiswrapper module. For details on using ndiswrapper you may like to follow our Configuring the ndiswrapper module article. The Windows files are available here. The files you need are net5211.inf and ar5211.sys.
The wireless functionality requires some Linux knowledge to get working, especially if ndiswrapper is not included with your Linux distribution. Other than that the Asus A3H is well suited for Linux.