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    linux ubuntu optimus G46VW

    Hello,
    I'd like to know if anyone had any feedback on a dualboot linux/window installation on the new G46VW.
    Like Ubuntu and debain for example.
    Concerning:
    Webcam,
    Wifi,
    Keyboard,
    Vidéocard (optimus technologie)
    HDMI plug
    etc...
    Thank's


    january 28
    I find this article:
    http://www.linlap.com/asus_g55vw

    G46VW seems to be quite new, i'm still looking for any feedback
    Thank's
    Last edited by CoolhandWarrior; 01-28-2013 at 01:21 PM.

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    So far I have been unable to install Ubuntu on this. I cannot even get the BIOS to recognise any external devices, including the internal SD card. This may well be a frustrated user problem...

    ( However the notebook rocks! I am really impressed. Mine has an i7-3840, 8Gb RAM, and an msata Crucial m4 256Gb SSD in it. Xonotic in ultra gfx mode with all extra gfx options enabled gives me a steady 750fps)
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    Try using the Wubi installer, you just run it, select the Linux OS, wait, and its done. That is what I used in my g75/g73jh and it works great. Maybe that will work for you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dparish2 View Post
    Try using the Wubi installer, you just run it, select the Linux OS, wait, and its done. That is what I used in my g75/g73jh and it works great. Maybe that will work for you?
    Make sure that Secure Boot is disabled, along with Launch CSM. Or you could try Wubi. I have never used that, so I can't say how well it works. I use OpenSUSE, which is another distro to consider if you are willing to put in a little more work.
    I am disturbed because I cannot break my system...found out there were others trying to cope! We have a support group on here, if your system will not break, please join!
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=16
    We now have 178 people whose systems will not break! Yippee!
    LINUX Users, we have a group!
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=23

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    Wubi it's a good idea! Before making any purchase i think i will make a live cd test like an ubuntu or knoppix distro. But it's quite hard to find a laptop to test it . It doesn't matter i'm not in hurry. I'm waiting in a first time for any optimus linux good news... I'm just waiting since 2010...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoolhandWarrior View Post
    Wubi it's a good idea! Before making any purchase i think i will make a live cd test like an ubuntu or knoppix distro. But it's quite hard to find a laptop to test it . It doesn't matter i'm not in hurry. I'm waiting in a first time for any optimus linux good news... I'm just waiting since 2010...
    Might I suggest doing a live USB, since the G46 doesn't have a CD/DVD drive, not to mention the boot times are better (and the noise is lower).
    I am disturbed because I cannot break my system...found out there were others trying to cope! We have a support group on here, if your system will not break, please join!
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=16
    We now have 178 people whose systems will not break! Yippee!
    LINUX Users, we have a group!
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=23

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    yes! of course a lot of things to think!

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    I have read that:
    Quote Originally Posted by Zygomorphic View Post
    Actually, I am glad that ASUS chose not to for a different reason: LINUX. LINUX has a hard time supporting custom hardware, and every Optimus hardware is slightly different. By choosing a standard dedicated GPU configuration, ASUS eliminated the LINUX issues as well as made it possible for ROG users to run the nVidia reference drivers.
    from this post:
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread...-gaming-laptop

    Is it true for the G46VW
    If it's true, it would be quite better for a linux install
    (like i understand i'm not english native)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoolhandWarrior View Post
    I have read that:


    from this post:
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread...-gaming-laptop

    Is it true for the G46VW
    If it's true, it would be quite better for a linux install
    (like i understand i'm not english native)
    The G46VW uses Optimus - switchable graphics. You can try installing, but you are likely to have the Intel card running. There is work going on to get Optimus working on LINUX, hoping it finishes!
    I am disturbed because I cannot break my system...found out there were others trying to cope! We have a support group on here, if your system will not break, please join!
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=16
    We now have 178 people whose systems will not break! Yippee!
    LINUX Users, we have a group!
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=23

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    ok that's why i am waiting!
    There is no interest to buy a video card you can not use
    There are lot of laptops with only a HD4000 and there are a little bit less expansive!
    So i wait

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