This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus F3Jm laptop. The F3Jm notebook has a decent set of specifications but Linux compatibility is not the best at the moment.
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 Core 2 Duo T7200 2.0GHz|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600|
|Network||10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth|
|Other||4 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire, Webcam|
|Wireless||Yes||Use the ipw3945 module|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
|Camera||Partial||Some support with the Syntek driver|
You can use either the Xorg 'nv' or NVIDIA's 'nvidia' driver with the NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600. Our installation guide for the nvidia driver can be found here, with the nvidia driver being needed for 3D support.
You will need to use ALSA version 1.0.14rc1 or higher for the audio to work on the Asus F3Jm. Since this is still a beta release most Linux distribution do not have it installed so manual installation is required. You will also need to add the following to the /etc/modprobe.conf (or your Linux distribution's equivalent) file: options snd-hda-intel model=asus-laptop
The ethernet controller is not supported by default in most Linux distributions. You will need to manually download and install the r1000 driver which is available here. The r8169 driver in kernel version 2.6.19 should also support this controller when it is released.
Quite a bit of work is required for the Asus F3Jm to function properly under Linux. If you are not experienced with Linux this may be quite difficult. Future distribution releases should minimise/elimitate this issue.