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Asus F7L

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Janez Dolinar

Introduction

2020_m.jpg This notebook comes in wide varieties of configurations. It has complete 3.5kg with it's 6 cell battery.

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 F7L - 7S090
ProcessorIntel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T2390
Screen17“ @ 1440×900
RAM2GB
HDD250GB
Optical DriveTSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-L632H
GraphicsIntel GMA 3100
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet, Atheros Wireless, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
Other4 + 1 USB 2.0, 1x Firewire, VGA-out, TV-out, 1.3M Webcam, MMC + XD reader

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYesBrightness control works
HDDYesBe sure to include -B 255 command in your hdparm, otherwise your drive will be heading to death the fast track!
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsPartialy3D applications like Google Earth and Stellarium crash
SoundYesAudio-out jack leaves speakers on while a jack is plugged in
EthernetYes
WirelessYesWorks OK in Ubuntu
BluetoothYes
ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireYes
Card ReaderYesXD now has supporting drivers
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
WebcamPartialPicture is upside down yet nice quality

Notes

Problems with Shift-PgUp, Shift-PgDown as they are on numeric keypads but that can be fixed using custom keymaps. Everything was tested in 64bit Gentoo with kernel 2.6.27-r4 or newer.

Problems still persist when using Ubuntu 10

Summary

Everything works quite nicely, power management is great. Battery life is around 2.5-3h.

asus_f7l.txt · Last modified: 2018/01/16 15:00 by don