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 +====== Asus A3H ======
 +===== Introduction =====
 +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 [[Installation Guide|our guides]] section for distribution specific instructions.
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 +===== Specifications =====
 +| Name|Asus A3H|
 +| Processor|Intel Celeron-M 420 1.6GHz|
 +| Screen|15"​|
 +| RAM|512MB|
 +| HDD|60GB|
 +| Optical Drive|Double Layer DVD+-RW|
 +| Graphics|Intel 940GML|
 +| Network|10/​100 Ethernet, Atheros AR5001 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth|
 +| Other|4 x USB 2.0, 1 x Firewire|
 +===== Linux Compatibility =====
 +| Processor|Yes| |
 +| Screen|Yes| |
 +| Optical Drive|Yes| |
 +| Graphics|Yes|Use i810 module|
 +| Sound|Yes|Use snd-hda-intel module|
 +| Ethernet|Yes|Use 8139 module|
 +| Wireless|Yes| |
 +| Bluetooth|Not Tested| |
 +| 56K Modem|Not Tested| |
 +| USB|Yes| |
 +| Firewire|Not Tested| |
 +| PCMCIA|Not Tested| |
 +===== Notes =====
 +The wireless controller requires the use of the [[http://​|ndiswrapper]] module. For details on using ndiswrapper you may like to follow our [[Configuring the ndiswrapper module for wireless controllers without native Linux drivers|Configuring the ndiswrapper module]] article. The Windows files are available [[ftp://​​pub/​ASUS/​nb/​A3Hf/​|here]]. The files you need are net5211.inf and ar5211.sys.
 +===== Summary =====
 +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.
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