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Asus K51AC


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For full specifications see the Asus K51AC specifications page.

NameAsus K51AC
ProcessorAMD Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology Processor ZM84
AMD Turion X2 Dual-Core Mobile Processor RM74
Screen15.6“ HD (1366×768) Color-Shine (Glare-type)
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon HD3200
RAMUp to 4GB
HDD160GB to 500GB - 5400rpm
Optical DriveDVD Super Multi
802.11 a/b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorDebian Lenny 5.0.4 OK
ScreenDebian Lenny 5.0.4 OK
HDDDebian Lenny 5.0.4 OK
Optical DriveDebian Lenny 5.0.4 OK
GraphicsDebian Lenny 5.0.4 OK
SoundDebian Lenny 5.0.4 NOT OK kernel OK
EthernetDebian Lenny 5.0.4 OK
WirelessDebian Lenny 5.0.4 NOT OK kernel OK
USBDebian Lenny 5.0.4 OK
Card ReaderDebian Lenny 5.0.4 OK
WebcamDebian Lenny 5.0.4 OK Upside down


AFAIK everything works out-of-the-box with a recent kernel.

2 Trivial issues:

* suspend to RAM does not work (yet), suspend to disk works fine
* Webcan is upside down


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Eberhard Jiritschka, 2011/07/06 15:53

Hibernate and suspend to RAM works fine (kernel 2.6.39)
Latest AMD Catalyst driver now support suspend, too. And provide far better power efficiency (idle ~ 10 W less)

Eberhard Jiritschka, 2011/07/06 15:44

my older K51AC (with QL-65 processor) runs nicely with CrunchBang Linux 20110207 (Debian testing based) and actual Liquorix kernel (
Anything works out of the box. Webcam (cheese) is NOT upside down. Sound and wireless are both fine. (The distro doesn't use pulseaudio which breaks headphone sensing and more on this model)

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