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Asus K43SJ


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus K43SJ laptop. If you have the Asus K43SJ and are running Linux on it please consider editing this page or adding a comment below with your compatibility details. By contributing you will help other people running this laptop or trying to make a decision on whether to buy it or not.

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For full specifications see the Asus K43SJ specifications page.

NameAsus K43SJ
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i7 2630QM
Intel® Core™ i5 2410M
Intel® Core™ i3 2310M
Screen14“ (1366×768) Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDDup to 750GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce® GT 520M
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
802.11 b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveWorks
BluetoothNot Tested
Card ReaderWorksUse at least kernel 3.2 for the card reader to work.



The Asus K43SJ works very well with Linux.


ponky, 2013/04/20 17:59

using ubuntu 12.04 and enjoying it a lot, but i dont know if i had a Bluetooth installed. In asus website it says bluetooth is just optional. how do i know that bluetooth is installed?

Ernestas, 2011/09/22 13:15

How do you guys make multitouch pad work?

Bbvg, 2011/07/30 00:00

On Fedora (tested FC12, 13 and 14), card reader works but impossible to get the Elantech touchpad correctly recognised (detected as a Logitech PS/2 Wheelmouse). Basic functions (moving cursor, click) work but no scrolling, and tapping is too sensitive and buggy.
If it works on Ubuntu then, f*** it, I'm downloading Ubuntu right now… ;-)

oleg, 2011/07/22 12:12

It works well on Ubuntu 11.04, except card reader and some of Fn keys. I could not get to work Fn+F8 (switch to external monitor), Fn+F9 (Enable/Disable Touchpad), Fn+F10-F12 (volume) and multimedia keys. So, I use a hot keys for this options. If anybody know how get to work Fn+…, please, write it.

viktor, 2011/07/17 17:32

All work fine at Ubuntu Linux, but don't work a card reader.. :(

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