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 +====== Asus A9Rp ======
 +===== Introduction =====
 +This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus A9Rp 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 [[Installation Guide|our guides]] section for distribution specific instructions.
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 +===== Specifications =====
 +| Name|Asus A9Rp|
 +| Processor|Intel Celeron-M 440 1.8GHz|
 +| Screen|15"​ XGA|
 +| RAM|512MB|
 +| HDD|60GB|
 +| Optical Drive|DVD+-RW|
 +| Graphics|ATI Radeon Express 200M|
 +| Network|10/​100 Ethernet, ZyDAS ZD1211 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth|
 +| Other|3 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire|
 +===== Linux Compatibility =====
 +| Processor|Yes| |
 +| Screen|Yes| |
 +| Optical Drive|Yes| |
 +| Graphics|Yes| |
 +| Sound|Yes| |
 +| Ethernet|Yes| |
 +| Wireless|Yes| |
 +| Bluetooth|Not Tested| |
 +| 56K Modem|Not Tested| |
 +| USB|Yes| |
 +| Firewire|Not Tested| |
 +| Card Reader|Yes| |
 +| PCMCIA|Not Tested| |
 +===== Notes =====
 +This laptop requires the latest BIOS version for it to even boot Linux.
 +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 for Linux|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 Radeon Express 200M, in this case you will need to use the proprietary module.
 +Every thing is detected but WIRELSS,​Audio(Built in speakers are OK but the 3.5 mm jack has weak sound),​Modem
 +To solve audio and wireless problems, users follow the instructions bellow:
 +1-Download and install kernel sources, I copied it to /usr/src/
 +2-Get this patch for audio and decompress to your kernel source root folder, say it is:/​usr/​src/​linux-2.6.21-5
 +   ​ftp://​​pub/​kernel-patches/​alsa-git-2007-05-03.patch.gz
 +so, you should have alsa-git-2007-05-03.patch in your linux kernel source folder
 +3-Open console and run:
 +   patch -p1 <​alsa-git-2007-05-03.patch
 +OK, Now kernel is patched for audio, we proceed to wireless.
 +4-Say your kernel source folder is /​usr/​src/​linux-2.6.21-5,​ open this file:
 +/​usr/​src/​linux-2.6.21-5/​drivers/​net/​wireless/​zd_usb.c and add this line to the ZD1211-B section:
 +  { USB_DEVICE(0x0b05,​ 0x171b), .driver_info = DEVICE_ZD1211B }, 
 +Save the file.
 +5-Now you should download this file and decompress the content into /​lib/​firmware/​zd1211(if this directory does not exist, create it)
 +  http://​​project/​showfiles.php?​group_id=129083
 +OK,we are almost done!Now, you should compile the new kernel and install it.You can open /​usr/​src/​linux-2.6.21-5/​README.txt to find out how to do so. what I did:
 +cd /​usr/​src/​linux-2.6.21-5
 +Make oldconfig
 +Make modules_install
 +Make install
 +If using GRUB, you are done!Reboot and enjoy:)
 +If using LILO, reinstall LILO and reboot and enjoy!
 +The above procedures should work all of the linux distributions.
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