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 +====== Asus A4K ======
 +===== Introduction =====
 +This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus A4K laptop. The wireless controller does not have native Linux drivers which makes installation of this laptop trickier than normal. Some moderate Linux experience is required.
  
 +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.
 +===== Editing This Page =====
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 +===== Specifications =====
 +| Name|Asus A4K|
 +| Processor|AMD Mobile Athlon64 3200+|
 +| Screen|15.4"​ WXGA|
 +| RAM|512MB|
 +| HDD|60GB|
 +| Optical Drive|DVD+-RW|
 +| Graphics|ATI Mobility Radeon 9600|
 +| Network|10/​100/​1000 Ethernet, Sis USB 802.11b Wireless|
 +| Other|4 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire|
 +===== Linux Compatibility =====
 +^Device^Compatibility^Comments^
 +| Processor|Yes| |
 +| Screen|Yes| |
 +| Optical Drive|Yes| |
 +| Graphics|Yes| |
 +| Sound|Yes|Use the snd-intel8x0 module|
 +| Ethernet|Yes| |
 +| Wireless|Yes| |
 +| 56K Modem|Not Tested| |
 +| USB|Yes| |
 +| Firewire|Not Tested| |
 +| Card Reader|Not Tested| |
 +| PCMCIA|Not Tested| |
 +===== Notes =====
 +For the ATI Mobility Radeon 9600 you can use the radeon driver included with Xorg or ATI's proprietary fglrx module. View the [[Configuring an ATI graphics chip for Linux|Configuring an ATI graphics chip]] guide for more details. 3D support is only available with the proprietary module.
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 +This SIS USB wireless controller in the Asus A4K does not have any native drivers for Linux. This can be solved by using the[[http://​ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net|ndiswrapper]] module, with installation instructions available [[Configuring the ndiswrapper module for wireless controllers without native Linux drivers|here]]. The windows driver is available [[http://​support.asus.com/​download/​download.aspx?​SLanguage=en-us&​amp;​model=A4K|here]]. ​
 +===== Summary =====
 +The major issue with the Asus A4K is the configuration of the SIS wireless system. Apart from that there were no other issues in getting the laptop working.
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