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 +====== Asus A6U ======
 +===== Introduction =====
 +This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus A6U laptop, model A6QU32DL56PG. One of only a few laptops with the AMD Turion64 processor. Its Linux compatibility is not the best.
  
 +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 A6U|
 +| Processor|AMD Turion64 MT-32 - 1.8Ghz/​512K|
 +| Screen|15.4"​|
 +| RAM|512MB|
 +| HDD|60GB|
 +| Optical Drive|DVD+-RW|
 +| Graphics|SIS760GX+|
 +| Network|10/​100 Ethernet, Broadcom 802.11g Wireless|
 +| Other|4 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire, Webcam|
 +===== Linux Compatibility =====
 +^Device^Compatibility^Comments^
 +| Processor|Yes| |
 +| Screen|Yes| |
 +| Optical Drive|Yes| |
 +| Graphics|Yes|Use sis modules|
 +| Sound|Yes|Use snd-intel8x0 module|
 +| Ethernet|Yes|Use 8139 module|
 +| Wireless|Partial| |
 +| Bluetooth|Not Tested| |
 +| 56K Modem|Not Tested| |
 +| USB|Yes| |
 +| Firewire|Not Tested| |
 +| Card Reader|Not tested, probably wont work| |
 +| PCMCIA|Not Tested| |
 +| Camera|Not tested, probably wont work| |
 +===== Notes =====
 +You will need to use the [[http://​ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net|ndiswrapper]] module for the Broadcom wireless controller. A Howto for ndiswrapper is available [[Configuring the ndiswrapper module for wireless controllers without native Linux drivers|here]],​ with the Windows files available [[ftp://​ftp.support.acer-euro.com/​notebook/​aspire_3020_5020/​driver/​|here]]. There is also a set of native modules called [[http://​bcm43xx.berlios.de|bcm43xx]],​ but these were not tested.
 +===== Summary =====
 +The Asus A6U is let down by the wireless component which makes installing Linux harder than other laptops.
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