Setting up Ubuntu 6.06 on ASUS A6VA

Donnerstag, 22.03.2007 | Linux | 3 Kommentare | setup , ubuntu , asus a6va

ASUS A6VA Nootebook System overview

Model: A6Q00VA

Tpye Description
CPU Intel Pentium M 740 Dothan (533 MHz FSB) 1,73 GHz 2 MByte L2-Cache Enhanced Intel SpeedStep
Mainboard Intel i915PM (Codename “Alviso”) 533 MHz FSB (4x 133 MHz)
RAM 512 MByte 533 MHz DDR2-SDRAM, U33512AGHYQ602L30C (DDR2-533, PC2-4200)
Graphics card 128 MByte ATI Mobility Radeon X700 PCI-Express-Grafik 358 MHz / 330 MHz RAMDAC 400 MHz
Display 15,4″ 1280 x 800 Pixel (WXGA)
Harddisc 80 GByte Hitachi/IBM Travelstar 80GN, IC25N080ATMR04-0, 8 MB cache, 5.400 RPM
Opt. Drive TSSTcorp (Toshiba-Samsung ) CD/DVDW TS-L532A
Soundchip Realtek HD Audio (Realtek ALC880(D)) - Works partial (lineout doesn’t work)
Card reader MemoryStick (MS), MemoryStick-Pro (MS-Pro), MultiMediaCard (MMC), SecureDigital (SD) - Works fine
Modem HDAudio SoftV92 Data Fax Modem with SmartCP 56K V.92 - Never tested
LAN Adapter Marvell Yukon Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Base-T Adapter - Works fine
Wireless LAN Intel Pro/Wireless 2200BG IEEE 802.11b/g (54 MBit/s) - Works fine
Bluetooth Toshiba Bluetooth Personal Area Network - Works fine
IrDA Generic IrDA Compatible Device
Webcam Syntek Semicon USB2.0 Video Doesn’t work. If you know how to set it up please send me an email


To install Ubuntu 6.06 on ASUS-Q025H download the PC (Intel x86) alternate install CD from Now do your regular installation. The first screen after the installation will be black, press CTRL+F2 to switch to second terminal. Now you need to set up the graphics card with the open source xorg-fglrx driver.

sudo apt-get install xorg-driver-fglrx

And now we need to edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf and replace Driver in Device section from

Driver        "ati"


Driver        "fglrx"

That's it, now reboot your notebook. The xserver should start without any problems.

Lineout Problem

To solve the Lineout problem add following to the end of /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base

options snd-hda-intel model=z71v position_fix=1




Dienstag, 01.04.2008, 18:09

Thank you very much for solving lineout problem. I've been without headphones on my laptop (in Ubuntu) for 2 years (since I bought it). Now, they work!! Thanks for your help. Mary (Spain)


Montag, 28.04.2008, 16:35

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