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Asus G60Jx

Introduction

This is a compatibiltiy guide to running Linux with the Asus G60Jx laptop.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Asus G60Jx. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Asus G60Jx page on LapWik.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Asus G60Jx specifications page.

NameAsus G60Jx
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i7 Processor 620M/720QM Processor : 2.66 GHz - 1.6 GHz, with turbo up to 3.33/2.8 GHz
Intel® Core™ i5 Processor 540M/520M/430M : 2.53 GHz - 2.26 GHz, with turbo up to 3.06/2.93/2.53 GHz
Intel® Core™ i3 Processor 350M/330M : 2.26 GHz - 2.13 GHz
Screen16“ (1366×768) Widescreen
RAMUp to 4GB (up to 8GB for i7 systems)
HDD320GB to 640GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
Blu-ray
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce® GTS 360M
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
802.11 b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorCore i5 430M OK 4x threads all good
Screen1366×768 OK Function keys work, EXCEPT FN3-4 brightness keyboard (Fedora 13)
HDDOKCached reads:3098.5 MB/sec, bffered reads: 101.81 MB/sec
Optical DriveBADDVD movies won't play (Ubuntu), Play fine (Fedora 13) with proper software
GraphicsOK
SoundOK
EthernetOK
WirelessOK
BluetoothNot Tested
ModemNot Tested
USBOK
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderOK
Webcam Works fine

Notes

You can enter any specific notes with running Linux on the Asus G60Jx here.

Summary

The laptop works great as long as you have it properly configured. You might have a couple issues getting everything set up at first, especially with 64-bit issues. However, these issues tend to exist in Windows 7 as well. Flash being the ugliest issue. It does work though. I actually prefer the way the laptop operates in Linux than Windows 7. For instance, the “trackpad” requires almost no changes, whereas in Windows 7 Home Premium I cannot get it to work to my liking that's WITH proprietary software installed. Edit by Reventlov : For the backlit keyboard, I use acpi and the acpi daemon to modify the brightness. Here my /etc/acpi/ folder : http://ompldr.org/vN3ZzcQ

asus_g60jx.txt · Last modified: 2018/04/03 15:26 by don