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 +====== Asus G71Gx ======
 +===== Introduction =====
 +This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus G71Gx laptop.
 +This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Asus G71Gx. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the [[http://​​asus_g71gx|Asus G71Gx page on LapWik]].
 +===== Editing This Page =====
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 +===== Specifications =====
 +For full specifications see the [[http://​​wiki/​asus+g71gx|Asus G71Gx specifications page]].
 +|Name|Asus G71Gx|
 +|Processor|Intel Quad Core Processor Q9000 : 2.0 GHz \\ Intel Core2 Duo Processor T9600/​T9550/​T9400/​P8800/​P8700/​P8600/​P8400/​T6600/​T6500/​T6400 : 2.8 GHz - 2.00 GHz|
 +|Screen|17.1"​ WXGA+ (1440x900)/​WUXGA (1920x1200) Color-Shine (Glare-type)|
 +|Graphics|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M|
 +|RAM|Up to 6GB|
 +|HDD|Single HDD: \\ 500GB - 5400rpm \\ 320GB - 5400rpm/​7200rpm \\ 250GB - 5400rpm|
 +|Optical Drive|SATA|
 +|Network|DVD Super Multi Double Layer: \\ Blu-Ray DVD Combo \\ 10/​100/​1000|
 +===== Linux Compatibility =====
 +I am running a Gentoo-Linux using kde 4.3 with kernel 2.6.31 on this laptop.
 +I also tested knoppix, elive, sabayon. All worked well. This Laptop is not problematic in Linux.
 +|Processor|Works| |
 +|Screen|Works| |
 +|HDD|Works|One disk replaced with an intel x25m |
 +|Optical Drive|Works| |
 +|Graphics|Works|nvidia-drivers work without problems|
 +|Sound|Works|Intel HD_Audio|
 +|Ethernet|Works| |
 +|Wireless|Works|Wireless Extensions in kernel|
 +|Bluetooth|Not Tested| |
 +|Modem|Not Tested| |
 +|USB|Works| |
 +|Firewire|Not Tested| |
 +|Card Reader|Not Tested| |
 +|PCMCIA|Not Tested| |
 +|Webcam|Works|uvc kernelmodule|
 +===== Notes =====
 +Works well with Gentoo-Linux. Only problem:
 +NEVER plug in or plug out the power-adapter,​ when the Laptop is running in Linux.
 +It will in most cases lock the system completely. (The caps-lock-led blinks, and nothing works anymore)
 +This problem is still present, from kernel 2.6.29 up till 2.6.31. If you hibernate for plugging it works. Hibernating works like a charm on it with all the tested kernels.
 +The system is stuck so hard, you have to unplug the akku, so it gets up again. (Also the newest bios changes nothing in this behaviour)
 +===== Summary =====
 +It really is a nice Laptop, with an installed SSD as system-disk,​ it is a beast in speed, and performs my Desktop with a Q6600 out in most cases. (I need a ssd in my desktop now ;-))
 +===== Author =====
 +Roland Weigert
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