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 +====== Asus G73Jh ======
 +===== Introduction =====
 +This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus G73Jh laptop.
 +This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Asus G73Jh. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the [[http://​​asus_g73jh|Asus G73Jh page on LapWik]].
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 +===== Specifications =====
 +For full specifications see the [[http://​​wiki/​asus+g73jh|Asus G73Jh specifications page]].
 +|Name|Asus G73Jh|
 +|Processor|Intel® Core™ i7 Processor 620M/​820QM/​720QM : 2.66 GHz - 1.6 GHz, with Turbo Boost up to 3.33/​3.06/​2.8 GHz; \\ Intel® Core™ i5 Processor 540M/​520M/​430M : 2.53 GHz - 2.26 GHz, with Turbo Boost up to 3.06/​2.93/​2.53 GHz \\ Intel® Core™ i3 Processor 350M/330M : 2.26 GHz - 2.13 GHz|
 +|Screen|17.3"​ 1920x1080 Widescreen|
 +|RAM|Up to 4GB (up to 8GB for 720QM/​820QM)|
 +|HDD|up to 500GB|
 +|Optical Drive|DVD+-RW \\ Blueray|
 +|Graphics|ATI Mobility™ Radeon® HD 5870|
 +|Network|10/​100/​1000 Ethernet \\ 802.11 b/g/n|
 +===== Linux Compatibility =====
 +|Processor|No problems| |
 +|Screen|No problems| |
 +|HDD|No problems| |
 +|Optical Drive|No problems| |
 +|Graphics|AMD Catalyst 10.4 & 11.12 works okay. Open source radeon drivers work best (WITH FIX).|The open source radeon drivers will lock on the highest frequency and make the fan stay on full speed. The fix is to enable powersaving/​frequency throttling: https://​​index.php/​ATI#​Powersaving |
 +|Sound|No problems|Had to adjust alsamixer settings to turn the sound up, I think that's typical with Kubuntu.|
 +|Ethernet|No Problems with (K,X)ubuntu 10.04 & 11.10, Fedora 13, Arch Linux. May not work with Fedora 11 & 12.| |
 +|Wireless|No Problems| |
 +|Bluetooth|Not Tested| |
 +|Modem|Not Tested| |
 +|USB|No problems| |
 +|Card Reader|No problems| |
 +|Webcam|No Problems| |
 +===== Notes =====
 +|Bios Settings|Be sure to set the vga controller setting to "other os"|
 +===== Fedora 13 =====
 +FC13 and this laptop have been the most painless installation I ever had for a laptop. ​ The BIOS also lets you choose to boot from either of the two disks, which is something you don't see in most BIOS these days.  So I could just keep the shipped windows 7 installation on one disk, and put linux on the other disk.
 +I have been using this laptop for a couple of weeks. ​ FC13 and the Asus have been a terrific combination.
 +===== Ubuntu 11.10 =====
 +I have had a very good experience with this laptop. The open source radeon drivers make the fans very loud because they don't have frequency throttling set up (see arch wiki for the fix: https://​​index.php/​ATI#​Powersaving). The proprietary AMD Catalyst drivers have throttling set up by default, but are a little buggy, especially with gnome-shell. Backlit key brightness up/down buttons do not work in 11.10, but have been fixed in 12.04.
 +===== Kubuntu =====
 +Installed Kubuntu Karmic Koala when I first bought the laptop and had some minor problems with a second monitor and the video driver. When Lucid Linx came out I did a clean install (Kubuntu once again) and the video on both monitors is perfect. I did have to fiddle with it a little, but it's a huge improvement over Karmic Koala. I'm using an external keyboard and mouse and there are no problems there. I've used the built in keyboard and mouse (not extensively) and haven'​t noticed any problems with either of them, but I haven'​t used every key. Overall this laptop and the latest version of Kubuntu have been a dream - very fast and everything works with little effort.
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