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Asus A6G

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus A6G 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

NameAsus A6G
ProcessorIntel Pentium-M 725 1.6Ghz
Screen15.4“ WXGA
RAM512MB
HDD60GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon 9700
Network10/100 Ethernet, Intel 2200 802.11g Wireless
Other4 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire, Webcam

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYesUse the snd-intel8x0 module
EthernetYes
WirelessYesUse ipw2200 module
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderYes
PCMCIANot Tested
CameraNo

Notes

For the graphics chip you can use either the open source radeon module or ATI's proprietary fglrx module. For installation instructions, you can view our Configuring an ATI graphics chip guide. For 3D support, you will need the proprietary module. Some older versions of X may not have support for the ATI Mobility Radeon 9700, in this case you will need to use the proprietary module.

Summary

There were no problems in getting this laptop working when used with an up to date Linux distribution. It is recommended to use a Linux distribution with kernel version 2.6.16 or greater, such as Fedora Core 5 or Ubuntu 6.06.

asus_a6g.txt · Last modified: 2017/10/15 10:18 by don