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asus_g53jw [2011/03/11 02:04]
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asus_g53jw [2011/12/25 20:37]
64.234.44.244 added notes about USB3.0 fix, reformatting
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 ===== Linux Compatibility ===== ===== Linux Compatibility =====
 ^Device^Compatibility^Comments^ ^Device^Compatibility^Comments^
-|Processor|Works| ​+|Processor|Works|Turbo Boost working ​|
-|Screen|Works| ​|+
 |HDD|Works| | |HDD|Works| |
 |Optical Drive|Works| | |Optical Drive|Works| |
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 |Bluetooth|Works| | |Bluetooth|Works| |
 |Webcam|Works|UVC WebCam (uvcvideo)| |Webcam|Works|UVC WebCam (uvcvideo)|
-|Backlit Keyboard|Works| | 
 |USB 2.0|Works| | |USB 2.0|Works| |
-|USB 3.0|Not Tested| | +|Card Reader|Works|see details below | 
-|Card Reader|Not Working| |+|Backlit Keyboard|Works|May require special configuration,​ see below | 
 +|Suspend|Works|May require special configuration,​ see below | 
 +|USB 3.0|Partial/​Needs Testing|May require special configuration,​ see below 
 +|Screen|Partial|Brightness controls not working locked at 100% | 
 +|Hibernate|Not Working|Hangs at boot | 
 + 
 + 
 + 
 +===== Card Reader ​===== 
 +Works on Ubuntu 11.04 but does not work on Ubuntu 10.10 out of the box. 
 + 
 + 
 +===== USB 3.0 Partial / Needs Testing / Not Working ​===== 
 +Add //​pci=nomsi//​ to /​etc/​default/​grub : 
 +<code bash> 
 +GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="​quiet splash pci=nomsi"​ 
 +</​code>​ 
 +Update grub : 
 +<code bash> 
 +sudo update-grub 
 +</​code>​ 
 + 
 +Ubuntu 11.10 AMD64 with the pci=nomsi:​ 
 +  * I don't have any USB 3.0 devices to test with.  My USB 2.0 devices do work in the USB 3.0 port now, tested a mouse and a harddrive, although working fine, both seem a little strange. ​ Some error messages in dmesg with the harddrive. 
 + 
 +Ubuntu 10.10 AMD64 users (assuming without the pci=nomsi):​ 
 +  * Attempting to plug any device into the USB 3.0 port disables all USB ports. About one minute after unplugging the device from the 3.0 port normal function returns to the 2.0 ports. 
 +  * I have used USB 2.0 devices in the USB 3.0 port without problems most of the time. I do not experience the above issue. ​ However, I have experienced a total system lock-up with frozen screen and blinking capslock indicator light which felt related to me plugging a USB 2.0 drive into the 3.0 port while having a file transfer operation occurring with a device on a USB 2.0 port.  I don't have any USB 3.0 devices to test with. dmesg says: usb3: No SuperSpeed endpoint companion for config 1  interface 0 altsetting 0 ep 129: using minimum values 
 + 
 + 
 + 
 +===== Backlit Keyboard ===== 
 +The Backlit Keyboard did not work 100% out-of-the-box in Ubuntu 10.10 AMD64. ​ It works 100% with the Asus Keyboard Backlight package, even adjusting the brightness with the FN + F3/F4 keys works great! 
 +https://​launchpad.net/​asus-keyboard-backlight 
 + 
 + 
 +===== Suspend ===== 
 +Suspend (sleep) did not work out-of-the-box in Ubuntu 10.10 AMD64 or Ubuntu 11.04. ​ Create two files to fix. 
 +Reference: http://​ubuntuforums.org/​showpost.php?​p=9180298 
 + 
 +/​etc/​pm/​config.d/​usb3-suspend-workaround : 
 +<code bash> 
 +SUSPEND_MODULES="​xhci_hcd"​ 
 +</​code>​ 
 + 
 +/​etc/​pm/​sleep.d/​20_custom-ehci_hcd : 
 +<code bash> 
 +#​!/​bin/​bash 
 +# Fixes for ASUS G53JW 
 + 
 +EHCI_DEVICES="​0000:​00:​1a.0 0000:​00:​1d.0"​ 
 + 
 +case "​${1}"​ in 
 + hibernate|suspend) 
 + # Unbind ehci_hcd devices 
 + for x in $EHCI_DEVICES 
 + do 
 + echo -n "​$x" ​tee /​sys/​bus/​pci/​drivers/​ehci_hcd/​unbind 
 + done 
 + ;; 
 + resume|thaw) 
 + # Bind ehci_hcd devices 
 + for x in $EHCI_DEVICES 
 + do 
 + echo -n "​$x"​ | tee /​sys/​bus/​pci/​drivers/​ehci_hcd/​bind 
 + done 
 + ;; 
 +esac 
 +</​code>​ 
 +Make it executable:​ 
 +<code bash> 
 +sudo chmod 755 /​etc/​pm/​sleep.d/​20_custom-ehci_hcd 
 +</​code>​ 
 + 
 + 
 +===== Hibernate ===== 
 +Hibernate (suspend to disk) did not work for me in Ubuntu 10.10 AMD64 even with the Suspend Fix.  The laptop powers off but gets hung part way thru the startup process when powering back on.  I have to reboot with CTRL-ALT-DEL and boot into Ubuntu without restoring from the suspend. 
 + 
 +  ​
  
 ===== Notes ===== ===== Notes =====
-After installing "​BlackBuntu"​ onto this laptop everything appeared to be working okayOnly ran it for about 5 minutes before installing the video driver and restartingDid not have any issues up to that pointOnce the system had restarted it would only run for a couple ​of minutes before completely locking upNot sure whether ​the locking up was due to the driver or not, should have done more testing without it. When it was not locked ​up everything seemed to be working fine, however there wasn't any time to do thorough testingSystem did not lock up while booting from live CDThis was all done with x86so it may or may not be an issue with x64+  * Have been using Ubuntu 10.10 AMD64 for 1 month, system is very stable Card reader ​not working but only tested using 2GB SD card.  After upgrading ​to the 260.19.06 Nvidia Proprietary Drivers using the Ubuntu update manager some minor visual errors are present on the top 1/4 of the screen ​Battery time is very good even with the screen back light locked ​at 100% 
-===== Summary ​===== +  * Have also been using Ubuntu 10.10 AMD64 for 1 month. ​ I also use Gentoo I am very excited about this laptop, it has been a very solid and stable computer Not Working: screen brightness adjusting and hibernate (suspend to disk). 
-You can enter a summary of how well the Asus G53Jw works with Linux here.+ 
 + 
 +===== Author(s) ​===== 
 +Stephen Michaels 
 +Xendarboh
asus_g53jw.txt · Last modified: 2012/06/09 07:05 by billg
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