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Asus F3Jv


Mark Cosham (mark at


This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus F3JV laptop. The F3JV has some impressive specifications.

This guide is intended to provide you details on how well this laptop works with Linux and which modules you need to configure. For details on how to actually install and configure the required modules have a look at our guides section for distribution specific instructions.

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NameAsus F3JV
ProcessorIntel Core Duo T7200 2.0Ghz
Screen15.4“ WSXGA+
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsNvidia GeForce Go 7600
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth
Video OutDVI-D, VGA (D-Sub), S-Video out
Other5 x USB2.0, 1 x FireWire, Webcam

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveYes
WirelessYesUse the ipw3945 module
BluetoothNoNo drivers currently available
56K ModemNot Tested
FirewireNot Tested
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
CameraNoNo drivers currently available


For the graphics chip you can use both the open source nv module and Nvidia's proprietary one. For installation instructions, you can view our Configuring a nVidia graphics chip guide. For 3D support, you will need the proprietary module. Some older versions of X may not have support for the Nvidia GeForce Go 7600, in this case you will need to use the proprietary module.


There were no problems getting it working. With older Linux distributions the graphics card and sound card may not be supported, so it is recommended a current distribution is used.


Bill, 2016/06/24 06:08

Got mine running (mostly) great on Mint Cinnamon Rosa. But soundcard not working and doesn't seem to be recognised as present at all so might be a hardware issue. Happy to see if I can reseat or replace it but I don't know what I'm looking for inside or what to order if I do need to buy one

Mark Cosham, 2009/05/29 10:40

Webcam driver is now in the kernel and bluetooth works (64 bit Gentoo - kernel 2.6.27)

Mark Cosham, 2007/10/23 05:13


Bluetooth is working in Ubuntu Feisty 64 bit. There is also a driver for the syntek webcam being developed.

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