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    Default Linux on the ASUS G50 & G51 series G50V G50Vt G51V G51VX G51J G51Jx

    Linux on the ASUS G50 & G51 Series



    Contents:


    Resources

    Tips for Ubuntu and Debian

       32-bit or 64-bit?

       RAID 0 or 1

       Swap space

       32-bit compatibility

       How to install 32-bit .debs


       Flash plugin for Firefox on Ubuntu/Iceweasel on Debian

       Firmware upgrade for DVD-RW drives (not Blu-ray)

       Freezes with Ubuntu while using Wi-Fi

       CPU Overclocking

       GPU Overclocking

       Kernel config


    G51: backslash key fix

    Controlling the lights

    G51J and G51Jx



    Resources:

    Linlap G50V wiki entry

    Ubuntu howto guide



    Tips for Ubuntu and Debian




    32-bit or 64-bit?

    64-bit has compatible 32-bit libraries (see below) and allows you to use all 4GB of RAM.



    RAID 0 or 1

    Debian: At the boot screen for the installer, hit TAB to edit the boot parameters, type a space and dmraid=true and hit Enter/Return.



    Ubuntu: RAID 0/1 requires the Alternate Installer (more info). At the boot screen for the alternate installer, hit F6 and then ESC to edit the boot parameters. Then type a space and dmraid=true and hit Enter/Return.




    Swap space

    I use 2GB for swap, but 1GB or 4GB would be fine. Swap is hardly ever needed when you have 4GB of RAM.



    32-bit compatibility

    Installing the ia32-libs package will allow you to compile and run 32-bit applications.



    How to install 32-bit .debs

    Use the --force-architecture option for dpkg:



    Code:

    dpkg --force-architecture -i example.deb


    Flash plugin for Firefox on Ubuntu/Iceweasel on Debian

    Install the flashplugin-nonfree package. Debian users must have the non-free repository added to /etc/apt/sources.list




    Firmware upgrade for DVD-RW drives (not Blu-ray)

    The stock firmware (revision RR04) can be affected by a bug. There is updated unofficial firmware that resolves the issue.



    Freezes with Ubuntu while using Wi-Fi

    If you encounter this problem see this post.




    CPU Overclocking

    lfsb was a tool sort of like SetFSB, but it doesn't support newer chipsets.



    GPU Overclocking

    NVClock



    Kernel config

    If you want to compile a custom kernel, here's my config which can be used as a starting place (copy to .config in the source directory and make oldconfig):



    Code:

    http://allurgroceries.com/g50/config-2.6.31


    G51: backslash key fix

    G51 Linux backslash/pipe key remapping by linuxguy:


    Quote:










    Originally Posted by linuxguy View Post

    The following procedure is for OpenSuse 11.1. It may/may not work for other Linux distributions.




    The G51 has a key that the default Suse setup incorrectly interprets. The key is the backslash/pipe key. It interprets it as "<" and ">". To get around this you need to edit the keyboard map file for the raw (console) mode and make a local "fix" file for Xorg mode. This procedure will last through all runlevels, which is a good thing. You must be root to do the console mode fix.



    Editing the keyboard map for console mode:


    Look in /etc/sysconfig/keyboard. Search for KEYTABLE in the file. This will tell you the default keyboard map file it's using. Make a note of it. In my case it is us.map.gz. Now, cd /usr/share/kbd/keymaps/i386/qwerty. gunzip us.map.gz. Using your favorite editor, edit the us.map file and search for 86. This is the keycode that we want to change. Change the line so that it reads like this:



    keycode 86 = backslash bar



    Save the file.

    Recompress it: gzip us.map

    Done with raw mode.


    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Fixing the key for Xorg mode:

    su to yourself, not root. You must be in your own home directory for this fix, so type in cd .



    With your favorite editor create a file called .Xmodmap - It must have the dot before the filename and it must be spelled exactly as shown. Add the following line:




    keycode 94 = backslash bar



    Save the file.



    In order to make both changes effective, reboot. Your "|/" key should now function as normal.



    Controlling the lights

    Unfortunately there is currently no way to control the lights with software (you can physically unplug them). There is a way for the ASUS G1 series to turn off their lights, see asus_laptop.c in the kernel.



    G51J and G51Jx

    Just got a G51J-A1 -- compiled my kernel in 13 mins and change (typing CONCURRENCY_LEVEL=8 makes me lulz). I can do 6 tracks in Ardour with around 4.5ms of latency using FFADO. So I can essentially confirm that this is probably one of the best machines you can get for doing pro audio on Linux.



    I'll update the guide sometime, but if you want to run Debian, there are some things to know:



    You will need a USB ethernet or wlan interface because lenny doesn't support the LAN or WLAN. Or you can download a full installer CD image and do it that way. You'll still need another computer and a USB stick or hard drive to get some stuff onto the machine.



    The wireless is Intel 1000 series which you can get the firmware for here (1000 series microcode):

    http://intellinuxwireless.org/?n=Downloads




    Extract and copy the .ucode file to /lib/firmware, reload the iwlagn module and the wireless should be all good.



    The wired ethernet is Atheros L1C based and uses the atl1c module.



    The quirk for the audio is the same as the G50. I did not have to use the pipe key fix, it works fine for me.



    lspci:



    Code:

    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor DMI (rev 11)
    00:03.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev 11)
    00:08.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Core Processor System Management Registers (rev 11)
    00:08.1 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Core Processor Semaphore and Scratchpad Registers (rev 11)
    00:08.2 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Core Processor System Control and Status Registers (rev 11)
    00:08.3 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Core Processor Miscellaneous Registers (rev 11)
    00:10.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Link (rev 11)
    00:10.1 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Routing and Protocol Registers (rev 11)
    00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 05)
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio (rev 05)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev 05)
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev 05)
    00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev 05)
    00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 5 (rev 05)
    00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 6 (rev 05)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 05)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev a5)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 5 Series Chipset LPC Interface Controller (rev 05)
    00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset 6 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 05)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset SMBus Controller (rev 05)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GT200 [GeForce GTX 260M] (rev a2)
    03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation WiFi Link 1000 Series
    06:00.0 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd Device e822 (rev 01)
    06:00.1 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd Device e230 (rev 01)
    06:00.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd Device e852 (rev 01)
    06:00.3 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd Device e832 (rev 01)
    07:00.0 Ethernet controller: Attansic Technology Corp. Device 1063 (rev c0)
    3f:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture Generic Non-Core Registers (rev 04)
    3f:00.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture System Address Decoder (rev 04)
    3f:02.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Link 0 (rev 04)
    3f:02.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Physical 0 (rev 04)
    3f:03.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller (rev 04)
    3f:03.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller Target Address Decoder (rev 04)
    3f:03.4 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller Test Registers (rev 04)
    3f:04.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller Channel 0 Control Registers (rev 04)
    3f:04.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller Channel 0 Address Registers (rev 04)
    3f:04.2 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller Channel 0 Rank Registers (rev 04)
    3f:04.3 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller Channel 0 Thermal Control Registers (rev 04)
    3f:05.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller Channel 1 Control Registers (rev 04)
    3f:05.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller Channel 1 Address Registers (rev 04)
    3f:05.2 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller Channel 1 Rank Registers (rev 04)
    3f:05.3 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller Channel 1 Thermal Control Registers (rev 04)



    lsusb:


    Code:

    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0020  
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 004: ID 04f2:b106 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0b05:1751 ASUSTek Computer, Inc.
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0020
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub


    lshw:



    Code:

    g51j
    description: Notebook
    product: G60J
    vendor: ASUSTek Computer Inc.
    version: 1.0
    serial:
    width: 64 bits
    capabilities: smbios-2.6 dmi-2.6 vsyscall64 vsyscall32
    configuration: boot=normal chassis=notebook uuid=
    *-core
    description: Motherboard
    product: G60J
    vendor: PEGATRON CORPORATION
    physical id: 0
    version: 1.0
    serial:
    slot: MIDDLE
    *-firmware
    description: BIOS
    vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
    physical id: 0
    version: 203 (09/22/2009)
    size: 64KiB
    capacity: 1984KiB
    capabilities: pci upgrade shadowing cdboot bootselect edd int13floppy1200 int13floppy720 int13floppy2880 int5printscreen int9keyboard int14serial int17printer acpi usb biosbootspecification
    *-cpu
    description: CPU
    product: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 720 @ 1.60GHz
    vendor: Intel Corp.
    physical id: 4
    bus info: cpu@0
    version: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 720 @ 1.60GH
    serial: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
    slot: Socket 989
    size: 933MHz
    capacity: 4GHz
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 533MHz
    capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx rdtscp x86-64 constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good xtopology tsc_reliable nonstop_tsc aperfmperf pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx smx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt lahf_lm ida tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid cpufreq
    *-cache:0
    description: L1 cache
    physical id: 5
    slot: L1-Cache
    size: 32KiB
    capacity: 32KiB
    capabilities: internal write-back unified
    *-cache:1
    description: L2 cache
    physical id: 6
    slot: L2-Cache
    size: 256KiB
    capacity: 256KiB
    capabilities: internal varies unified
    *-cache:2
    description: L3 cache
    physical id: 7
    slot: L3-Cache
    size: 6MiB
    capacity: 6MiB
    capabilities: internal varies unified
    *-memory
    description: System Memory
    physical id: 24
    slot: System board or motherboard
    size: 4GiB
    *-bank:0
    description: SODIMM Synchronous 1067 MHz (0.9 ns)
    product: M471B5673EH1-CF8
    vendor: 80CE
    physical id: 0
    serial:
    slot: DIMM0
    size: 2GiB
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 1067MHz (0.9ns)
    *-bank:1
    description: SODIMM Synchronous 1067 MHz (0.9 ns)
    product: M471B5673EH1-CF8
    vendor: 80CE
    physical id: 1
    serial:
    slot: DIMM2
    size: 2GiB
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 1067MHz (0.9ns)
    *-pci:0
    description: Host bridge
    product: Core Processor DMI
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 100
    bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
    version: 11
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    *-pci:0
    description: PCI bridge
    product: Core Processor PCI Express Root Port 1
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 3
    bus info: pci@0000:00:03.0
    version: 11
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pci msi pciexpress pm normal_decode bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=pcieport
    resources: irq:29 ioport:d000(size=4096) memory:e0000000-f30fffff
    *-display
    description: VGA compatible controller
    product: GT200 [GeForce GTX 260M]
    vendor: nVidia Corporation
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
    version: a2
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
    configuration: driver=nvidia latency=0
    resources: irq:16 memory:f2000000-f2ffffff memory:e0000000-efffffff(prefetchable) memory:f0000000-f1ffffff ioport:d000(size=128) memory:f3000000-f301ffff(prefetchable)
    *-generic:0 UNCLAIMED
    description: System peripheral
    product: Core Processor System Management Registers
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 8
    bus info: pci@0000:00:08.0
    version: 11
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pciexpress cap_list
    configuration: latency=0
    *-generic:1 UNCLAIMED
    description: System peripheral
    product: Core Processor Semaphore and Scratchpad Registers
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 8.1
    bus info: pci@0000:00:08.1
    version: 11
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pciexpress cap_list
    configuration: latency=0
    *-generic:2 UNCLAIMED
    description: System peripheral
    product: Core Processor System Control and Status Registers
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 8.2
    bus info: pci@0000:00:08.2
    version: 11
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pciexpress cap_list
    configuration: latency=0
    *-generic:3 UNCLAIMED
    description: System peripheral
    product: Core Processor Miscellaneous Registers
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 8.3
    bus info: pci@0000:00:08.3
    version: 11
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    configuration: latency=0
    *-generic:4 UNCLAIMED
    description: System peripheral
    product: Core Processor QPI Link
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 10
    bus info: pci@0000:00:10.0
    version: 11
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    configuration: latency=0
    *-generic:5 UNCLAIMED
    description: System peripheral
    product: Core Processor QPI Routing and Protocol Registers
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 10.1
    bus info: pci@0000:00:10.1
    version: 11
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    configuration: latency=0
    *-usb:0
    description: USB Controller
    product: 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1a
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1a.0
    version: 05
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm debug ehci bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=0
    resources: irq:16 memory:f4908000-f49083ff
    *-multimedia
    description: Audio device
    product: 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1b
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1b.0
    version: 05
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=HDA Intel latency=0
    resources: irq:22 memory:f4900000-f4903fff
    *-pci:1
    description: PCI bridge
    product: 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 1
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1c
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.0
    version: 05
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm normal_decode bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=pcieport
    resources: irq:30
    *-pci:2
    description: PCI bridge
    product: 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 2
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1c.1
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.1
    version: 05
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm normal_decode bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=pcieport
    resources: irq:31 memory:f4800000-f48fffff
    *-network
    description: Wireless interface
    product: WiFi Link 1000 Series
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
    logical name: wlan1
    version: 00
    serial:
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=iwlagn ip=192.168.1.216 latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn
    resources: irq:36 memory:f4800000-f4801fff
    *-pci:3
    description: PCI bridge
    product: 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 3
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1c.2
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.2
    version: 05
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm normal_decode bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=pcieport
    resources: irq:32 ioport:c000(size=4096) memory:f3200000-f45fffff memory:f4a00000-f4bfffff(prefetchable)
    *-pci:4
    description: PCI bridge
    product: 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 5
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1c.4
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.4
    version: 05
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm normal_decode bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=pcieport
    resources: irq:33 memory:f4700000-f47fffff
    *-generic:0
    description: SD Host controller
    product: Ricoh Co Ltd
    vendor: Ricoh Co Ltd
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:06:00.0
    version: 01
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: msi pm pciexpress bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=sdhci-pci latency=0
    resources: irq:16 memory:f4703000-f47030ff
    *-generic:1 UNCLAIMED
    description: System peripheral
    product: Ricoh Co Ltd
    vendor: Ricoh Co Ltd
    physical id: 0.1
    bus info: pci@0000:06:00.1
    version: 01
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: msi pm pciexpress bus_master cap_list
    configuration: latency=0
    resources: memory:f4702000-f47020ff
    *-generic:2 UNCLAIMED
    description: System peripheral
    product: Ricoh Co Ltd
    vendor: Ricoh Co Ltd
    physical id: 0.2
    bus info: pci@0000:06:00.2
    version: 01
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: msi pm pciexpress bus_master cap_list
    configuration: latency=0
    resources: memory:f4701000-f47010ff
    *-firewire
    description: FireWire (IEEE 1394)
    product: Ricoh Co Ltd
    vendor: Ricoh Co Ltd
    physical id: 0.3
    bus info: pci@0000:06:00.3
    version: 01
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: msi pm pciexpress ohci bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=ohci1394 latency=0
    resources: irq:19 memory:f4700000-f47007ff
    *-pci:5
    description: PCI bridge
    product: 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 6
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1c.5
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.5
    version: 05
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm normal_decode bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=pcieport
    resources: irq:34 ioport:b000(size=4096) memory:f4600000-f46fffff
    *-network
    description: Ethernet interface
    product: Attansic Technology Corp.
    vendor: Attansic Technology Corp.
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:07:00.0
    logical name: eth1
    version: c0
    serial:
    size: 100MB/s
    capacity: 1GB/s
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
    configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=atl1c driverversion=1.0.0.1-NAPI duplex=full firmware=N/A ip=192.168.1.230 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100MB/s
    resources: irq:37 memory:f4600000-f463ffff ioport:b000(size=128)
    *-usb:1
    description: USB Controller
    product: 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1d
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.0
    version: 05
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm debug ehci bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=0
    resources: irq:23 memory:f4907000-f49073ff
    *-pci:6
    description: PCI bridge
    product: 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1e
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1e.0
    version: a5
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pci subtractive_decode bus_master cap_list
    *-isa
    description: ISA bridge
    product: Mobile 5 Series Chipset LPC Interface Controller
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1f
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.0
    version: 05
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: isa bus_master cap_list
    configuration: latency=0
    *-storage
    description: SATA controller
    product: 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset 6 port SATA AHCI Controller
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1f.2
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.2
    logical name: scsi0
    logical name: scsi1
    logical name: scsi4
    version: 05
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 66MHz
    capabilities: storage msi pm ahci_1.0 bus_master cap_list emulated
    configuration: driver=ahci latency=0
    resources: irq:35 ioport:e070(size=8) ioport:e060(size=4) ioport:e050(size=8) ioport:e040(size=4) ioport:e020(size=32) memory:f4906000-f49067ff
    *-disk:0
    description: ATA Disk
    product: ST9320423AS
    vendor: Seagate
    physical id: 0
    bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
    logical name: /dev/sda
    version: 0002
    serial:
    size: 298GiB (320GB)
    capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
    configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=d9b3496e
    *-volume:0
    description: Windows FAT volume
    vendor: MSDOS5.0
    physical id: 1
    bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,1
    logical name: /dev/sda1
    version: FAT32
    serial:
    size: 14GiB
    capacity: 14GiB
    capabilities: primary hidden fat initialized
    configuration: FATs=2 filesystem=fat
    *-volume:1
    description: Windows NTFS volume
    physical id: 2
    bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,2
    logical name: /dev/sda2
    version: 3.1
    serial:
    size: 74GiB
    capacity: 74GiB
    capabilities: primary bootable ntfs initialized
    configuration: clustersize=4096 created=2009-10-27 00:35:03 filesystem=ntfs label=OS state=clean
    *-volume:2
    description: Windows FAT volume
    vendor: FRDOS4.1
    physical id: 3
    bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,3
    logical name: /dev/sda3
    version: FAT32
    serial:
    size: 9990MiB
    capacity: 208GiB
    capabilities: primary extended partitioned partitioned:extended fat initialized
    configuration: FATs=2 filesystem=fat
    *-logicalvolume
    description: HPFS/NTFS partition
    physical id: 5
    logical name: /dev/sda5
    capacity: 208GiB
    *-cdrom
    description: DVD-RAM writer
    product: DVDRAM GT30N
    vendor: HL-DT-ST
    physical id: 1
    bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0
    logical name: /dev/cdrom
    logical name: /dev/cdrw
    logical name: /dev/dvd
    logical name: /dev/dvdrw
    logical name: /dev/scd0
    logical name: /dev/sr0
    version: AS02
    capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r dvd-ram
    configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc
    *-disk:1
    description: ATA Disk
    product: ST9320423AS
    vendor: Seagate
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    logical name: /
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    capabilities: primary bootable journaled extended_attributes large_files ext3 ext2 initialized
    configuration: created=2009-11-24 22:35:32 filesystem=ext3 modified=2009-11-25 07:36:05 mount.fstype=ext3 mount.options=rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,data=writeback mounted=2009-11-25 01:49:11 state=mounted
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    clock: 33MHz
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    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz

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    Default re: Linux on the ASUS G50 & G51 series G50V G50Vt G51V G51VX

    I will be the first one to say, AllurGroceries is a great person and will give great advice. I would have not been able to get my G50VT running as it is now without his great advice.

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    Default re: Linux on the ASUS G50 & G51 series G50V G50Vt G51V G51VX

    Just a quick aside: I've been running Kubuntu/Ubuntu (I run both KDE4 and GNOME desktop environments) for a while now with Jaunty Jackelope (9.04) with nary a problem.

    One caveat: If you're using the current KDE 4.2.2, it helps on the wi-fi (wlan0 usually) *and* ethernet (eth0 usually) to have nm-applet running in the KDE system tray.

    To do this, open your favorite terminal and type: nm-applet &

    The command, followed by a space, and then the ampersand (&) lets the applet run in the background without having to keep the terminal open.

    After running -- nm-applet & --just CTRL-C to get back to the command prompt, and then type exit (or X out of the terminal window). This has worked wonders for my wi-fi ease-of-use, as when you left-click or right-click on the system tray applet indicator, you may configure many different networking parameters from this one little program.

    nm-applet is also the only truly dependable networking applet that is working nearly flawlessly at this time, as well. This information, of course, may be subject to change with newer releases. Always check the changelog and bug reports.

    Hope this is useful.

    Warm Regards,
    Firefishe

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    Default re: Linux on the ASUS G50 & G51 series G50V G50Vt G51V G51VX

    Hi guys

    do you think that this procedure will also work on ASUS N51? I am going to buy one, does anybody have experience with that?
    I do not see any specific thread for this...

    thanks

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    Default re: Linux on the ASUS G50 & G51 series G50V G50Vt G51V G51VX

    got a asus g50vt-a1 and never touched linux
    now i wanna install archlinux (its fast and stable and always up2date but rly hard to install from what i read :/ ). Will everything from my laptop work ? no driver needed to install etc? and which programms do u use for OC the cpu ?

    thanks

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    Default re: Linux on the ASUS G50 & G51 series G50V G50Vt G51V G51VX

    Not sure about the N51, but it's got similar hardware so it shouldn't be a problem.

    There are drivers to install - please see the Linlap Wiki or the howto for details. Everything works, though.

    There is no way to OC your CPU in Linux.

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    Default re: Linux on the ASUS G50 & G51 series G50V G50Vt G51V G51VX

    no way to OC the cpu? another minus

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    Default re: Linux on the ASUS G50 & G51 series G50V G50Vt G51V G51VX

    There used to be a tool called lfsb that was sort of like SetFSB, but it hasn't been updated for a while so it doesn't support newer hardware.

    Edit: You can overclock the GPU though, I should have mentioned that... http://www.linuxhardware.org/nvclock/

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    Default re: Linux on the ASUS G50 & G51 series G50V G50Vt G51V G51VX

    i flashed my gpu so no need for that :/

    well i guess if i only work with linux its not needed anyway. So my idea right now is: linux for working ,xp for gameing cause switching is np due to the really fast boot times. how ever im not sure if new games will still support xp.. the requirments for wolfenstein came out some days ago and it didnt show xp under the supported oss. And if that is the case, so i need vista for gameing, i wont switch as vista takes years to boot.. i would keep vista for everything then :/

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    Default re: Linux on the ASUS G50 & G51 series G50V G50Vt G51V G51VX

    Bump for an update - now sharing my kernel configs.

    Edit: Updated Linlap wiki entry with touchpad toggle button info. MonALISA team blog G50V howto guide seems to be down (403 forbidden).

    Edit 2: I can't get 2.6.31-rc8 to boot (gets stuck probing USB devices, maybe something to do with busted DSDT?). Anyone else try it?

    Edit 3: Updated for 2.6.31. Works fine.

 

 
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