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Asus G53Jw


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus G53Jw laptop.

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For full specifications see the Asus G53Jw specifications page.

NameAsus G53Jw
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i7 Processor 620M/820QM/740QM/720QM : 2.66 GHz - 1.6 GHz, with Turbo Boost up to 3.33/3.06/2.93/2.8 GHz;
Intel® Core™ i5 Processor 540M/520M/460M/450M/430M : 2.53 GHz - 2.26 GHz, with Turbo Boost up to 3.06/2.93/2.8/2.66/2.53 GHz
Intel® Core™ i3 Processor 370M/350M/330M : 2.4 GHz - 2.13 GHz,
Screen15.6“ (1366×768) Widescreen
15.6” (1920×1080) Widescreen
RAMUp to 16GB for i7 platform
Up to 4GB for i5 and i3 platforms
HDDup to 750GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460M
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveWorks
GraphicsWorksNvidia Proprietary Drivers
SoundWorksHDA Intel
EthernetWorksr8169 Gigabit Ethernet driver
WirelessWorksAtheros AR9285
WebcamWorksUVC WebCam (uvcvideo)
Backlit KeyboardWorks
USB 2.0Works
USB 3.0Not Tested
Card ReaderNot Working


After installing “BlackBuntu” onto this laptop everything appeared to be working okay. Only ran it for about 5 minutes before installing the video driver and restarting. Did not have any issues up to that point. Once the system had restarted it would only run for a couple of minutes before completely locking up. Not 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 testing. System did not lock up while booting from live CD. This was all done with x86, so it may or may not be an issue with x64.


You can enter a summary of how well the Asus G53Jw works with Linux here.


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Make, 2013/03/21 14:08

Hi.. Let's rice this on top again.. is there way to fix screen back light lock?? My eyes melting :D. I have tune some brightness settings from Nvidia settings, but it's not that good..

Linnuks, 2012/04/11 21:13

Hi.. is there fix to the screen brightness set ( Fn+ F5 and F6)??

Kk2, 2012/02/14 10:39

my FN+F8 (Disable Touchpad) is not working, any ideias how to fix it?!

thx a lot.

Anom #1, 2011/11/02 14:40

Mouse has random freezes on 11.10

James, 2011/12/03 03:24

11.10 ubuntu has issues with graphics with the proprietary drivers. There is some artifacting and stuttering.

Fernando, 2011/07/31 01:50

Hola amigos, desde argentina escribo. Tengo esta maquina hace unos 4 meses y uso ubuntu 10.10. Aqui los resultados:

_Buenas gráficas, aunque los drivers de nvidia para ubuntu no logran todavía obtener el máximo beneficio de la tarjeta gráfica.
_No funciona el lector de tarjetas con un adaptador. (Tarjeta de 2g probada).

Estare viendo sus comentarios para seguir actualizándome.


Maddx, 2011/06/25 06:54

Thank you for your post.

I have the ASUS G73S running Ubuntu 11.04/64bit. Your notes on “Suspend” fixed my suspend issues (hooray). Some users might benefit from knowing that this is a script file, and must be have permissions set as executable or it will be ignored.

Hamed, 2011/04/01 12:27

Thank you for your useful Documentary,
I do the instructions above on my Notebook “ASUS-G53JW-A1” in Ubuntu 10.04. Keyboard backlit was fixed, but still I can't Hibernate!
Also, I have some problem with my sound card!
in Windows I can hear sound from both internal speakers and headphone, but in Ubuntu I can onle hear sound from headphone and no sounds play from internal speakers!!
I use aplay -l and the result is:

hamed@ubuntu:~$ sudo aplay -l
[sudo] password for hamed:
List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC259 Analog [ALC259 Analog]

Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 1: ALC259 Digital [ALC259 Digital]

Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

I think there is multi card conflic, and I think this problem is occured after installing NVIDIA graphical drivers!

Can you help me to solve this problem?
Thank you

Xendarboh, 2011/04/05 18:17

I had this same problem in Ubuntu 10.10 AMD 64. Problem seemed to be related to updating some packages. The issue worked itself out for me, very weird. Here's an unanswered forum thread I started on the topic:

You can add to that forum post and hopefully with more info the issue can be solved.

Joost Tromp, 2011/03/06 16:45

Asus G53JW i7/720 or 740 FullHD - Ubuntu 10.10 x86

Processor Working
Screen Working
HDD Working (both built in SSD and 500GB hybrid)
Optical Drive Working
Graphics Working with NVidia proprietary drivers
Sound Working
Ethernet Working
Wireless Working
Bluetooth Working
Modem Not Tested
USB Working
Card Reader Not Working
Webcam Not Tested

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