This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus G71V laptop.
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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For full specifications see the Asus G71V specifications page.
|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo or Intel Core 2 Quad|
|Screen||17“ WXGA+ or WUXGA Widescreen|
|RAM||2GB to 4GB|
|HDD||200GB to 2x500GB|
|Optical Drive||DVD+-RW or Blu-ray|
|Graphics||NVIDIA Geforce 9700M|
|Network||Ethernet, Intel 5100 802.11abgn, Bluetooth|
Everything tested on Debian Sid
|Optical Drive||No Problems|
|Graphics||No Problems||nv & nvidia driver both work / thanks to NVIDIA for your excellent linux support|
|Sound||Works||kernel >= 2.6.28 (not with 2.6.26)|
|Wireless||Got it working||kernel >= 2.6.28, iwlagn module and v5000 firmware|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
I'm running a Debian (testing) machine with KDE on kernel 2.6.32. The system is running stable and fast and except for wlan installation I had no greater issues.
The sound and wlan card couldn't be made to work with the 2.6.26 kernel.
Don't waste time trying to get it to work and go for 2.6.28 directly (or higher, of course).
Debian hasn't included this kernel
version in its repositories yet, so you will have to get it from www.kernel.org and compile it yourself.
To get wlan running, don't forget to include the iwlagn module. It's located in
make menuconfig > Device Drivers > Network Device Drivers > Wireless LAN
Then get and install the firmware for the 5000 series as described here: http://wiki.debian.org/iwlagn Current kernel builds include this module; the firmware can be installed via aptidude (firmware-iwlwifi).
I recommend you also install NetworkManager+knetworkmanager or wicd to manage your wlan networks. I had to join group “netdev” for it to work correctly. This will always try to connect and keep the connection to your favorite network without the usual console pain.
I really like this notebook And more so since it has a debian on its hard disk drive =D