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asus_g53jw [2011/05/22 01:15]
174.253.236.61 added note about card reader works on Ubuntu 11.04
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 +<vote Asus-G53Jw check=ip>​
 +How do you rate this laptop with Linux?
 +* Excellent
 +* Good
 +* Fair
 +* Poor
 +* Unusable
 +</​vote>​
 ====== Asus G53Jw ====== ====== Asus G53Jw ======
 ===== Introduction ===== ===== Introduction =====
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 ^Device^Compatibility^Comments^ ^Device^Compatibility^Comments^
 |Processor|Works|Turbo Boost working | |Processor|Works|Turbo Boost working |
-|Screen|Partial|Brightness controls not working locked at 100% | 
 |HDD|Works| | |HDD|Works| |
 |Optical Drive|Works| | |Optical Drive|Works| |
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 |Webcam|Works|UVC WebCam (uvcvideo)| |Webcam|Works|UVC WebCam (uvcvideo)|
 |USB 2.0|Works| | |USB 2.0|Works| |
-|USB 3.0|Not Working / Needs Testing|see details below |+|Card Reader|Works|see details below |
 |Backlit Keyboard|Works|May require special configuration,​ see below | |Backlit Keyboard|Works|May require special configuration,​ see below |
 |Suspend|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 | |Hibernate|Not Working|Hangs at boot |
-|Card Reader|Works|see details below |+
  
  
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-===== USB 3.0 Not Working ​/ Needs Testing ===== +===== USB 3.0 Partial ​/ Needs Testing ​/ Not Working ​===== 
-Ubuntu 10.10 AMD64 users:+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.   * 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   * 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
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 ===== Suspend ===== ===== Suspend =====
-Suspend (sleep) did not work out-of-the-box in Ubuntu 10.10 AMD64. ​ Create two files to fix.+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 Reference: http://​ubuntuforums.org/​showpost.php?​p=9180298
  
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 </​code>​ </​code>​
 +Make it executable:​ 
 +<code bash> 
 +sudo chmod 755 /​etc/​pm/​sleep.d/​20_custom-ehci_hcd 
 +</​code>​
  
  
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 ===== Notes ===== ===== Notes =====
   * 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%   * 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%
-  * 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, card reader, ​and hibernate (suspend to disk).+  * 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).
  
  
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