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Asus G73Jw


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus G73Jw laptop.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Asus G73Jw. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Asus G73Jw page on LapWik.

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For full specifications see the Asus G73Jw specifications page.

NameAsus G73Jw
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i7 Processor 620M/820QM/740QM/720QM : 2.66 GHz - 1.6 GHz, with Turbo Boost up to 3.33/3.06/2.93/2.8 GHz;
Intel® Core™ i5 Processor 540M/520M/460M/450M/430M : 2.53 GHz - 2.26 GHz, with Turbo Boost up to 3.06/2.93/2.8/2.66/2.53 GHz
Intel® Core™ i3 Processor 370M/350M/330M : 2.4 GHz - 2.13 GHz,
Screen17.3“ 1600×900 Widescreen
17.3” 1920×1080 Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB for i7 platform
Up to 4GB for i5 and i3 platforms
HDDup to 750GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460M
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorNo Problem
ScreenNo Problem
HDDNo Problem
Optical DriveNo Problem
GraphicsUbuntu 10.10 64bits - Nvidia drivers flickers every few seconds Need to install nvidia drivers
SoundUbuntu 10.10 64bits - No drivers for subwoofer
EthernetNo Problem
WirelessNo Problem
BluetoothNo Problem
ModemNot Tested
USBNo Problem
Card ReaderUbuntu 10.10 64bits - card reader not working
WebcamNot Tested


Works like a charm with ubuntu 10.10 64bits Also with Slackware 13.1 64-bit


Everything worked straight after the ubuntu install (I just needed to install nvidia proprietary drivers, just had to go to 'additionnal hardware drivers'

asus_g73jw.txt · Last modified: 2018/04/03 15:29 by don