model: X44C(model id: 1924)
subtype (notebook, netbook, motherboard, tablet):
does it have a free boot firmware (BIOS,UEFI,...) ?
can free operating systems be installed?
does the device prevent installing wifi cards not-approved by the vendor?
year of commercialization:
compatibility with free software:
PureOS 8.0 Prometheus
Trisquel 7.0 Belenos
Trisquel 8.0 Flidas
tested with the following kernel libre:
video card model:
Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09) (works with 3D acceleration)
Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 (it works)
On ASUS X44C, Trisquel GNU/Linux version 8 "Flidas" works perfectly with WLAN, VGA, and battery. It does not need any proprietary firmware for the WLAN (Atheros) and it's working automatically both in a LiveCD session and a permanently-installed one. It last for 2-3 hours on battery and charging process is normal. 3D gaming using Warzone 2100 (available on Trisquel) also works fine.
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