N76VM-V2G-T1105V

jmdekoning
  6 years ago
  Asus (17.3" Laptop With Core i7)
  Mint (older version)
  Works fine with some minor problems
What works:

- Webcam
- Dual Layer DVD±ReWriter
- 2 Harddrives
- Wireless
- Basic speakers on the laptop

What doesn't work:

- Sonicmaster Subwoofer

- Optimus Technology, its using the NVIDIA GT630 as the primary video card making the laptop a little hot on the left.

- 2 harddrives simultaniously when in linux mint 15 installation menu makes partition manager behave strange making it impossible to let it boot from the desired sd(X).

What was done to make it work:

- Sonicmaster subwoofer : run the following:

echo 'options snd-hda-intel model=asus-mode4' | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

Then it works partially using the bass for the right speaker, it works good enough for me.

- Optimus Technology : Install bumblebee to fix this problem.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bumblebee/stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install bumblebee virtualgl linux-headers-generic

Done :)

- Harddrive : Removing 1 harddrive and installing linux mint 15 on the other and then boot from it.
Place the second harddrive in the bay and partition it with e.g. gparted. Then everything works like it should.

Additional notes:

When running my own script below after installing, everything works fine enough for me to run linux mint 15 with lots of joy :)


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#! /bin/bash

echo installing Subwoofer option for AlSA soundcard
echo 'options snd-hda-intel model=asus-mode4' | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

echo Done installing

sleep 1


echo installing bumblebee for optimus fix

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bumblebee/stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install bumblebee virtualgl linux-headers-generic

echo Resetting machine in 10 secs to complete the installation settings.

sleep 10

echo ****** SHUTTING DOWN NOW ******

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