ASUS A7SN

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Hardware

  • CPU: Intel Core Duo T8300 (2,4GHz, 3MB cache L2, FSB 800MHz)
  • Chipset: Mobile Intel® 965PM + ICH8M
  • RAM: 3072MB (1 x 1024MB) (1 x 2048MB) DDR2 SDRAM 667 Mhz
  • Hard Disk: SATA 250GB 4200 rpm
  • DVD Burner: TSS-CORP TS-632d
  • Display:
    • TFT 17.1" WXGA (1440x900) WXGA+/WUXGA Wide Screen,Color-Shine (Glare-type),Asus Splendid Video Intelligent Technology
  • Video: NVIDIA® GeForce® 9500M GS, 256MB VRAM (GDDR III type VRAM support)
  • Audio: Scheda Intel High Definition Audio
  • Wi-Fi: Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965ABN 802.11a/b/g/n
  • 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 Express card
    • 1 x Line-in jack
    • 1 x VGA port
    • 1 x TV Out (S-Video composite)
    • 5 x USB 2.0 ports
    • 1 x e-Sata port (USB combo)
    • 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)
    • 1 x SIR-115.2Kbps supported
    • 1 x CIR for remote controller
    • 1 x AV-in
  • Card Reader: MMC, SD, MS, MS-Pro
  • Dimension and Weight:
    • 40.5 x 31.4 x 3.82 cm (W x D x H)
    • 4.1 kg with 8 cell battery pack
  • Pointer: Touch pad


Configuration

CPU

Works out of the box.

Follow this SpeedStep guide to enable speed-stepping.

Video

Works with the proprietary NVIDIA driver in full display resolution. (Tested with drivers from www.nvidia.com)

TV-/VGA-Out currently untested.

Xorg

Follow this guide: NVIDIA

No problems detected.

Audio

Works out of the box.

Follow the official documentation: ALSA

Wi-Fi

Works out of the box.

NetworkManager is also a cool option.

Webcam

Currently untested

TV tuner

Currently untested

Bluetooth

To enable bluetooth support, go here: Bluetooth

Pointer

To enable the pointer follow this guide: Touchpad Synaptics

Hotkeys Keys

Front hotkeys should work our of box. If you use Gnome, go to System -> Preferences -> Keyboard shortcuts, and you can define the buttons.

Utilities

Here are some useful utilities:

The Lapsus daemon

Lapsus is a set of programs created to help manage additional laptop features such as:

   * All the LEDs (on/off)
   * LCD Backlight
   * Wireless radio switch
   * Bluetooth adapter switch
   * Alsa mixer (volume control, mute/unmute)
   * Synaptics touchpad (on/off)
   * Volume/Mute hotkeys
   * Touchpad hotkey
   * Backlight hotkey
   * LightSensor switch and sensitivity level (svn version only)

Prerequisites: acpi4asus from CVS (at least a version > 0.41). In your rc.conf, blacklist the 'acpi_asus' module and add the 'asus_laptop' one in the MODULES array.

Install the latest lapsus package from aur. Now start the lapsusd daemon: /etc/rc.d/lapsusd start. You can add it into DAEMONS array in /etc/rc.conf.