ASUS A6Ja

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Hardware

  • CPU: Intel Core Duo T2400 (1.83GHz, 2MB cache L2, FSB 667MHz)
  • Chipset: Mobile Intel® 945 PM Express Chipset
  • RAM: 1024MB (1 x 1024MB) DDR2 SDRAM 667 Mhz
  • Hard Disk: SATA 100GB 4200 rpm
  • DVD Burner: TSS-CORP TS-632d
  • Display:
    • TFT 15.4" WXGA (1280x800) ColorShine TFT-LCD, Asus Splendid Video Intelligent Technology
  • Video: ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 256MB
  • Audio: Scheda Intel High Definition Audio
  • Wi-Fi: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG 802.11a/b/g
  • Bluetooth: 2.0+EDR
  • Webcam: 1.3 Mpixel
  • Modem: 56 Kbps V.90
  • LAN Gigabit Ethernet: 10/100/1000
  • Connectors:
    • 1 x Microphone-in jack
    • 1 x Headphone-out jack (S/PDIF)
    • 1 x TypeII PCMCIA slot
    • 1 x Line-in jack
    • 1 x VGA port
    • 1 x DVI-D port
    • 4 x USB 2.0 ports
    • 1 x IEEE 1394 port
    • 1 x RJ11 Modem jack for phone line
    • 1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
    • 1 x TV-out(S-Video)
  • Card Reader: MMC, SD, MS, MS-Pro
  • Dimension and Weight:
    • 354mm * 284mm * 35 mm(W x D x H)
    • 2.7 Kg (8-cell)
  • Pointer: Touch pad

Configuration

CPU

Works out of the box.

Follow this SpeedStep guide to enable speed-stepping.

Video

Works with the proprietary ATI driver in full display resolution.

TV-Out/DVI currently untested

VGA-Out is working with catalyst-control-center

Xorg

Follow this guide: ATI

No problems detected.

Audio

Works out of the box.

Follow the official documentation: ALSA

Wi-Fi

To enable wireless follow the official guide: Wireless network configuration

NetworkManager is also a cool option.

Webcam

Currently untested

Bluetooth

To enable bluetooth support, go here: Bluetooth

Pointer

To enable the pointer follow this guide: Touchpad Synaptics

Leds & ACPI upgrade

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Reason: Add a prompt to use a regular user or root user in the command. (Discuss in Talk:ASUS A6Ja#)

To enable every led (the ones on the LCD too) the first thing needed is upgrading the acpi module with the one provided by acpi4asus.

It's really easy, follow these steps:

mkdir sources
cvs -d:pserver:anonymous@acpi4asus.cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/acpi4asus login
cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@acpi4asus.cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/acpi4asus co -P acpi4asus
cd acpi4asus/driver
make
make install

Now the new driver is installed. To use it and prevent udev from using the old one, edit your /etc/rc.conf and:

  1. Add to "MOD_BLACKLIST": asus_acpi
  2. Add to "MODULES": asus_laptop

Right now you can reboot or execute:

modprobe -r asus_acpi
modprobe asus_laptop

Everything done!

You'll find the leds in /sys/class/leds/.

To enable a led write "1" in the "brightness" file in the right directory. To disable a led write "0" in the "brightness" file in the right directory.

Try this:

echo 1 > /sys/class/leds/asus:gaming/brightness 

Enjoy your leds!

OLED Display

There is a package in AUR named asusoledAUR[broken link: package not found], works out of a box.

There is also a separate kernel driver based on asusoled: Asus_OLED. It works without patching usbhid or removing asus_laptop. It contains a small Qt utility, which can be used as a drop-in replacement for asusoled, and has some additional features.

Function Keys

Follow one of the guides in Extra keyboard keys