After ATI driver installation, reboot to Mint 10
This time, display is default at 1366x768, nice looking graphic on 14 in screen.
Repeat key points
1. Asus hard disk partition scheme is 'friendly' to Linux OS installation.
compare that to those manufacturer that used 4 primary partitions!
2. EasyBCD is easy to install in win7, requires no command line, easy for many people to handle dual boot or multiboot.
3.. this laptop is very fast with i5 and 4G RAM
pae kernel is set up by default
wayne-K42JY wayne # uname -r
Here I just paste some more information. May be this can help people who might consider Asus X42J laptop with intel i5 CPU
wayne-K42JY wayne # lscpu
CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit
Thread(s) per core: 2
Core(s) per socket: 2
CPU socket(s): 1
Vendor ID: GenuineIntel
CPU family: 6
CPU MHz: 1199.000
L1d cache: 32K
L1i cache: 32K
L2 cache: 256K
L3 cache: 3072Krunning for about one hour.. sensor checking :
wayne-K42JY wayne # sensors
Adapter: Virtual device
temp1: +47.0°C (crit = +108.0°C)