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Asus N80Vn


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus N80Vn 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 N80Vn. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Asus N80Vn page on LapWik.

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For full specifications see the Asus N80Vn specifications page.

NameAsus N80Vn
ProcessorIntel® Core™2 Duo Processor T9400/P8600/P8400/P7350 : 2.8 GHz - 2.0 GHz, 800MHz, 6/3MB On-Die L2 Cache
Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T5900/T5800 : 2.2 GHz - 2.0 GHz, 800MHz, 2MB On-Die L2 Cache
Screen14.1“ WXGA or WXGA+ Widescreen
RAMUp to 4GB
HDD160GB to 320GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce® 9650M GT
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5100 ABGN

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveWorks
GraphicsWorksRequires the proprietary nvidia driver to function properly.
SoundWorksOn Ubuntu 9.04, Alsa 1.0.19: Need to create the file ”/etc/modprobe.d/hda-intel.conf“ and add the line “options snd-hda-intel model=m51va”
BluetoothWorksUbuntu 9.04
ModemNot Tested
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderWorksUbuntu 9.04
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
WebcamWorksUbuntu 9.04
TV TunerNot Tested


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Frank, 2009/05/29 03:02

Anyone got the webcam working in Jaunty? I built the 1.4 stk11xx drivers but it didn't seem to take. I noticed the spec sheet above says that the cam works in Jaunty.

jimmy, 2009/04/21 18:33

hey tommy, were you able to get the sound to work? if so, how'd you do it?


Sebastien Leblanc, 2009/04/19 06:20

In order to get sound on the N80VN-X5, you must add the line

options snd-hda-intel model=g71v

in your /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base file.

Don't forget to unmute all channels. (except line-in, microphone, etc.)

Mike, 2009/04/06 17:59

Hi everybody. I'm trying to install Ubuntu 8.10 on my Asus N80Vn-X5 but I can't get the sound to work. Furthermore, to increase the inconviniences a little bit more, I'm a newbie with Linux, so I'd need a “Linux for Dummies” kind of answer. Thanx a lot.

Brett, 2009/03/25 19:55

I am about to try ubuntu 8.10 and will update how it goes. On the live CD I am unable to get sound to work I will let everyone know when I install.

tommy, 2009/02/20 14:24

i installed fedora 10 on my asus n80vn it and fedora installs all drivers beautifully……the only problem i have is despite the sound drivers being installed i get no sound. im working on that. my specs are a little different from the ones u have listed. i am willing to answer any questions.

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