This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus G53SW laptop.
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For full specifications see the Asus G53SW specifications page.
|Processor||Intel® Core™ i7 2630QM
Intel® Core™ i5 2410M
Intel® Core™ i3 2310M
|Screen||15.6“ (1366×768) Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 8GB|
|HDD||up to 640GB|
|Graphics||NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460M|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
Everything seems to work out of the box with Gentoo 10.0 but the keyboard lights, the screen dimming and the Fn hotkeys. To have all the previously mentioned things working it is required to install a kernel version 2.6.39 or superior with asus-wmi drivers built-in or as a module. Refer to this forum post for more information: http://forum.notebookreview.com/asus-gaming-notebook-forum/553474-g73-asus-wmi-linux-driver-i-need-your-help.html
This laptop runs great with linux. Everything is supported, but some things may have to be configured by hand.