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Asus V6J


This is a guide to running Linux with the Asus V6J laptop, model V6FJT24SM112PG. The V6J has a decent specification list and works very well with a up to date Linux distribution

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 V6J
ProcessorIntel Core Duo T2400 1.83GHz
Optical DriveDouble Layer DVD+-RW
GraphicsnVidia GeForce Go 7400
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet + Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless + Bluetooth
Other3 x USB2.0 + 1 x Firewire

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveYes
SoundYesUse snd-hda-intel modules
WirelessYesUse ipw3945 module
BluetoothNot Tested
56K ModemNot Tested
FirewireNot tested but should work
Card ReaderYes
Express SlotNot Tested


For the graphics chip you can use either the open source nv module and Nvidia's proprietory one. For 3D support, you will need the proprietory module.

The network port on this laptop is the Realtek 8168. You need a recent kernel to get this working, such as the one included with Ubuntu Linux 6.06, Fedora Core 5 and Suse Linux 10.1.


The Asus V6J work well when using a Linux distribution with at least the 2.6.16 kernel, such as Ubuntu Linux 6.06 or Fedora Core 5.
update: tested and fully working on Ubuntu 8.10


dadaista, 2006/06/16 00:48

Cannot use the ethernet

I've installed fedora core 5 with kernel 2.6.15-1.2054smp but cannot use the network.

ifup eth0 cause an error claiming the device eth0 is not in the system

Bill Giannikos, 2006/06/16 05:12

It looks like the original kernel in FC5 is a touch too old to work with the network card. Try upgrading to the latest kernel version for FC5 (kernel-2.6.16-1.2133) and it should work.

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