This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus A7Vc laptop. The A7Vc has a very nice screen with excellent specifications even though it is heavy. Linux is well supported here.
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 Pentium-M 760 2GHz|
|Graphics||ATI Mobility Radeon x700|
|Network||10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 2200 802.11g Wireless|
|Other||5 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire, Webcam|
|Sound||Yes||Use the snd-hda-intel module|
|Wireless||Yes||Use the ipw2200 module|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
Either the open source radeon module or ATI's proprietary fglrx module can be used with the ATI Mobility Radeon x700 chip. To use 3D you need the ATI drivers. Our guide can help you to install these drivers.
You can't go wrong with Linux on the Asus A7Vc. It is well supported with little configuration work required.