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Asus X71SL is a laptop manufactured by Asus.

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This article describes the hardware on the X71SL and the drivers required to use it.


Hardware Summary and Support Status
Hardware Type Device Model Support Driver
Processor Processor Intel Pentium(R) Dual-Core T4200 (2.00GHz) Full acpi-cpufreq
Power Management ACPI Full acpi
PCI Express Bus SiS 671MX Full pcieport
Secondary Storage Hard Disk SiS (SATA / IDE mode!) Full pata_sis?
DVD RW Drive TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-L633A Full sata_sis
Memory Card Reader Ricoh R5C822 Full sdhci-pci
Video Chipset Discrete GPU nVidia 9300M GS Full nvidia
Input Keyboard - Full evdev
Touchpad - Partial synaptics
Network Gigabit Ethernet SiS 191 Full sis190
802.11n Wifi Atheros AR928X Full ath9k
Modem N/A ? ?
Infrared Interface N/A ? ?
Sound HD Audio SiS, Azalia Full snd_hda_intel (realtek codec)
Peripheral USB 1.1 SiS USB 1.1 Controller Full ohci_hcd
USB 2.0 SiS USB 2.0 Controller Full ehci_hcd
IEEE 1394 Firewire Ricoh R5C832 Full firewire_ohci
Bluetooth N/A (optional?) ? ?
Webcam Chicony USB2.0 1.3M UVC WebCam ? ?
Fingerprint Reader N/A
Brightness Sensor - ? asus_laptop
Info LEDs - ? asus_laptop

General Configuration

Wired network doesn't work perfectly by default. MTU need to be set to 1492 instead of the default 1500 to work. I don't know why. This problem happens with systemresc cd, Ubuntu and every Linux distribution I tried.

FILE /etc/conf.d/netWired Network

You have to create the /etc/init.d/net.eth0 symlink to /etc/init.d/net.lo and start it at boot by:

root #rc-update add net.eth0 default

You don't really need to add it to the default boot level, because net.eth0 is started by hotplug by default. But I noticed that if I use dracut to boot the system, the ip is fine, but the settings in /etc/conf.d/net are ignored!


The audio hardware is supported by the Intel HD Audio drivers:

KERNEL Audio Support
Device Drivers  --->
    <*> Sound card support  --->
        <*> Advanced Linux Sound Architecture  --->
            [*] PCI sound devices  --->
                <*> Intel HD Audio  --->
                    [*]   Build Realtek HD-audio codec support
                        [ ]     Build static quirks for Realtek codecs