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Asus G50Vt


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus G50Vt laptop.

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.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Asus G50Vt. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Asus G50Vt page on LapWik.

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For full specifications see the Asus G50Vt specifications page.

NameAsus G50Vt
ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo
Screen15.4“ WXGA+ or WSXGA+ Widescreen
15.6” WXGA Widescreen
HDD2 x 200GB to 500GB
Optical DriveSuper Multi or Blu-ray
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce® 9800M GS
NetworkEthernet, Intel 5100 802.11abgn, Bluetooth (Optional)

Linux Compatibility

ScreenTestedKde 4.2
Optical DriveNot Tested
GraphicsTestedNvidia-drivers 180
SoundTestedAlsa in KDE 4.2
EthernetTested working
WirelessTested working
BluetoothTested working
USBTestedLoads a USB stick in KDE 4.2
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested


See the MonALISA link below for specific instructions on configuring Intel Wireless.

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You can enter a summary of how well the Asus G50Vt works with Linux here.


SparQz, 2010/12/17 14:19

have you tried running the direct app in wine?

Nikdu, 2009/11/19 01:55

I installed Ubuntu 9.04 with the instructions of the Asus G50V
Everything works fine, but I can't manage to customise the LEDs on the cover of the Laptop. Someone have any idea what to do?

ALLurGroceries, 2009/02/27 11:06

Also see the Asus G50V page; I just updated that entry with a few tweaks (headphone sense, lights, numpad behavior, RAID, OLED). Follow the link to the MonALISA Team Blog for details on configuring Intel Wireless.

Oldpond, 2009/02/16 04:47

Installed Gentoo AMD64 this weekend. Got kde 4.2 up and running. Still need to do sound, wireless, touchpad, cdrom, etc.

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