This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus F5V laptop.
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For full specifications see the Asus F5V specifications page.
|Processor||Intel® Core™ Duo Processor T2250|
|Screen||15.4“ WXGA Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 4GB|
|ACPI||Not Working||System freezes when switching to battery power, see notes for details|
|Graphics||Works||See notes below|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
This laptop freezes when switching to battery mode or booting the system with just the battery. As somewhat of a fix you need to use the nolapic boot option, this will allow you to use the battery but will also disable one of the cores on the processor.
As root, edit your /boot/grub/menu.lst file with your favourite text editor and append nolapic to the end of your kernel line. It should look something like this:
title Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.27-11-generic uuid d6152ffd-edd6-4946-a5bb-cb7ecfb9699a kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.27-11-generic root=/dev/sda1 ro quiet splash nolapic initrd /initrd.img-2.6.27-11-generic quiet
For best results you should install the proprietary ATI drivers. See the guides section on this site for installation instructions.
The Asus F5V does not work well at all with Linux and should be avoided.