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  • CPU:
    • Intel(R) Celeron(R), M 520 (1.6GHz), 533MHz FSB, 1MB L2 Cache
    • Intel(R) Core Duo(R), T 2130 (1.86GHz), 533MHz FSB, 1MB L2 Cache
  • Chipset: ATI Radeon Xpress 1100
  • RAM: 1024MB (1 x 1024MB) SO-DIMM DDR2 533MHz, max 2048 MB
  • Hard Disk: SATA 120GB 5400 rpm
  • DVD Burner: DVD-RW Super Multi DualLayer
  • Display: TFT 15.4" WXGA (1280x800) ColorShine TFT-LCD, Asus Splendid Video Intelligent Technology
  • Video: ATI® Xpress™ Radeon™ X1100 128MB HyperMemory
  • Audio: Intel High Definition Audio
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11g
  • Bluetooth: 2.0+EDR
  • Webcam: 1.3 Mpixel
  • Modem: 56 Kbps V.90
  • LAN:10/100 Mbps Ethernet
  • Connectors:
    • 1 x Microphone-in jack
    • 1 x Headphone-out jack (S/PDIF)
    • 1 x TypeII PCMCIA slot'
    • 1 x VGA port
    • 4 x USB 2.0 ports
    • 1 x RJ11 Modem jack for phone line
    • 1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
  • Card Reader: MMC, SD, MS, MS-Pro
  • Dimension and Weight:
    • 362mm * 262mm * 27mm(W x D x H)
    • 2,6 Kg (6-cell)
  • Pointer: Touch pad



Works out of the box.

Follow this SpeedStep guide to enable speed-stepping.


Works with the ATI Catalyst proprietary driver.

Follow this guide: ATI#ATI_Catalyst_proprietary_driver

Console framebuffer is working in 1024x768 with the vga=0x317 kernel boot option. With the vesafb-tng patch the native display resolution should work, too.


Works out of the box.

Follow the official documentation: ALSA


To enable wireless follow the official guide: Wireless_Setup#ndiswrapper

Please note that the Asus F5R needs the bcmwl5.inf driver.

Other way is to use b43 driver: Wireless_Setup#b43

NetworkManager is also a cool option.


Since there is no official support for the Asus Webcam, you need to install separate drivers from the AUR.


Works out of the box.


To enable the pointer follow this guide: Touchpad Synaptics

A really cool utility is gsynaptics (available in the [community] repo).

Leds & ACPI upgrade

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 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 asusoled.

kernel < 2.6.23: It needs turning off usbhid (rmmod usbhid) or patching the kernel: asus-lcm.diff

kernel >= 2.6.23: 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. Just load it before the usbhid module gets loaded and it will work (< 2.6.23, in new kernels works out of a box). It contains a small Qt utility, which can be used as a drop-in replacement for asusoled, and has some additional features.

Function Keys



Here are some useful utilities:

The Lapsus daemon & KDE applet

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.

Finally add the lapsus applet to KDE kicker.