Difference between revisions of "ASUS UL30A"

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* 500GB HDD.  
 
* 500GB HDD.  
 
* 8-cell battery 84wh.  
 
* 8-cell battery 84wh.  
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* HDMI
  
  
 
== Compatibility ==
 
== Compatibility ==
  
Everything in this laptop is linux compatible, therefor you will not have any issues installing linux. I recommend [http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xbindkeys Xbindkeys] for sound buttons. Every other fn-X button works. Suspend, wifi, brightness works. The video out button does not work, use xrandr instead. Testet. HDMI works as well. The battery is properly read. Use laptop-mode tools for power saving.
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Everything in this laptop is linux compatible, therefor you will not have any issues installing linux. I recommend [http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xbindkeys Xbindkeys] for sound buttons. Every other fn-X button works. Suspend, wifi, brightness works. The video out button does not work, use xrandr instead. Testet. HDMI works as well. The battery is properly read. Use [http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Laptop#Laptop_mode_tools laptop-mode-tools] for power saving. You can run xorg without config file. xf86-video-intel is the package you need. I could not run x with vesa on this chipset, it just froze completely. HDMI and VGA out works, but not via fn-F8. You can use lxrandr, GUI for xrandr for setting up video out. You can make fn-f8 work by configuring [http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Acpid Acpid].
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== Fun ==
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This computer has an extra power button on the left, you can configure this with [http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xbindkeys Xbindkeys] and run something useful. Like I use it for switching songs. The extra button is originally for powering up with Asus Express gate.

Revision as of 04:52, 31 March 2010

About the laptop

  • 13.3" LED Screen 1366 x 768.
  • 4GB DDR3
  • 1.3Ghz Dual core.
  • 500GB HDD.
  • 8-cell battery 84wh.
  • HDMI


Compatibility

Everything in this laptop is linux compatible, therefor you will not have any issues installing linux. I recommend Xbindkeys for sound buttons. Every other fn-X button works. Suspend, wifi, brightness works. The video out button does not work, use xrandr instead. Testet. HDMI works as well. The battery is properly read. Use laptop-mode-tools for power saving. You can run xorg without config file. xf86-video-intel is the package you need. I could not run x with vesa on this chipset, it just froze completely. HDMI and VGA out works, but not via fn-F8. You can use lxrandr, GUI for xrandr for setting up video out. You can make fn-f8 work by configuring Acpid.

Fun

This computer has an extra power button on the left, you can configure this with Xbindkeys and run something useful. Like I use it for switching songs. The extra button is originally for powering up with Asus Express gate.