CategoryHardware

I have an ASUS Laptop M2400N. I bought it at Xtops pre-installed with DebianLinux.

BIOS

Enter F2 to go into the BIOS.

Update Bios see: FlashFromCd, FreeDOS, BootFromUsbStick

Troubles with Sound

Sound didn't work with Kernel 2.6.12, Kubuntu. Sound card not recorgnised. IRQ Problem. Solution update to new BIOS.

See also:

See m2400n at the following link, change parport irq

The AsusLaptop has Intel 855 GM graphic chipset. You need xfree86 4.3. To enable DRI see http://dri.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/moin.cgi/DriTroubleshooting

I edited the xfree86 config file and added more video ram for dri:

Section "Device"        
        Identifier      "Standardgrafikkarte"
        Driver          "i810"
        VideoRam        32768
EndSection      

I needed a newer DRM kernel driver. You can get those from: http://www.xfree86.org/~alanh/

Compile it and copy i830.o driver to /lib/modules/.../kernel/driver/char/drm

WLAN

See AsusLaptopWlan.

Asus extra keys

Switch the extra LEDs on/off with the following commands:

echo 1 > /proc/acpi/asus/mled # turn email led on
echo 0 > /proc/acpi/asus/mled # turn email led off

The same for wled (wlan led).

Installation with Ubuntu

see: * http://moba.linuxfaqs.de/m2400n.html

Troubles with Kubntu 7.04 (Feisty)

My ASUS Laptop does not boot with the new Kernel 2.6.20.

Workaround see: * http://forum.ubuntuusers.de/viewtopic.php?p=687224#687224

Modem

See AsusLaptopModem