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Asus C90S

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus C90S 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 C90S
ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo E6420 2.13Ghz
Screen15.4“ WSXGA+ Widescreen
RAM2GB
HDD250GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsNVIDIA Geforce 8600M
NetworkEthernet, Intel 3945 802.11abg

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
HDDYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYes
EthernetYes
WirelessYesUse the iwl3945 driver
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
CameraNot Tested
Tv TunerNot Tested

Notes

The C90S includes the NVIDIA Geforce 8600M which is currently not supported with the open source 'nv' module from Xorg. To get the display working you will need to install the proprietary modules from NVIDIA.

Some hardware in this system requires kernel version 2.6.22 or later. Ubuntu 7.10 work well with this laptop as it already includes both this kernel as well as the proprietary nvidia module.

Summary

It wasn't difficult at all installing Linux on the Asus C90S. You will need to manually install the proprietary module in some Linux distributions (eg. Fedora 8) but that isn't too difficult.

asus_c90s.txt · Last modified: 2017/10/26 08:10 by don