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Asus N51Tp


This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus N51Tp 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 N51Tp. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Asus N51Tp page on LapWik.

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For full specifications see the Asus N51Tp specifications page.

NameAsus N51Tp
ProcessorAMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-80-82-84, RM-72, QL-62
Screen15.6“HD 1366×768, LED backlight
RAMUp to 4GB DDR2-800
HDD250-320-500 GB, 5400 RPM
Optical Drive5.25” DVD Super Multi or Blu-Ray DVD Combo
GraphicsATI HD4650 1GB VRAM
Wireless NetworkIntegrated 802.11a/b/g/n, Built-in Bluetooth™ V2.1+EDR (optional)
Wired Network10/100/1000 Base T
Card Reader8 in 1
Video Camera2 Megapixels
OtherIonizer, AI Light, S/PDIF, Numeric Keypad

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYesATI proprietary driver, with OSS driver currently only 2D is available, 3D is under development
SoundYesOut of the box on Ubuntu 9.10
WirelessYesThere's a bug (414560) in ath9k under Karmic, but the linux-backport-modules-wireless library solved it for me.
FirewireNot Tested
E-SataNot Tested
Card ReaderYesTested with SD card only
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
CameraNot Tested


All tests were done under Ubuntu 9.10 64 bit version.


All in all it is a really good machine with considerably good linux compatibility. Some Fn-key functions don't work, furthermore it is unlikely that the Ionizer and the AI Light will ever work.


erwin, 2014/12/16 01:48

Thank you so much for the insights

Kata Cinta, 2014/11/12 00:08

datroubler, 2010/03/17 07:58

Camera works but the picture is upside down.
Esata is also working fine.
the N51TP has no Bluetooth

datroubler, 2010/03/17 07:56

SD Card Reader works fine but it don't works with XD Card

Istvan Kondor, 2009/09/06 22:35


Yes, I am sure, because I used it with my Nokia 6300 cell phone. I have never checked it in the listings, though. It just worked “out of the box”.
Have You tried it with any device or just checked the outputs?

Anyway, sound issue “is” resolved with Ubuntu 9.10, furthermore the open source radeon driver gives 2D acceleration.


mcgreg, 2009/08/30 11:09

Sorry , but are you sure bluebooth is working? I didnt find any device in

pci-devices (lspci)
usb-devices (lsusb)

Istvan Kondor, 2009/04/01 19:05


I hope that my description will be helpful.

If someone succeeds in bringing to life the sound please let me know how You did it. Thanks in advance!

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