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Asus K50C


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus K50C laptop.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Asus K50C. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Asus K50C page on LapWik.

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For full specifications see the Asus K50C specifications page.

NameAsus K50C
ProcessorIntel Celeron Processor 220 : 1.2 GHz
Screen15.6“ HD (1366×768) Color-Shine (Glare-type)
GraphicsSiS Graphics
RAMUp to 4GB
HDD160GB to 500GB - 5400rpm
Optical DriveDVD Super Multi
802.11 b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorOKPower management not working
ScreenOKImpossible to run at 1366×768
Optical DriveOK
GraphicsSis not working, use VESA
EthernetNot working
Card ReaderOK


You can enter any specific notes with running Linux on the Asus K50C here.



Paul, 2015/12/13 07:36

I have wired connection to internet testated on Opensuse Leap 42.1 and Sabayon. You must edit in /etc/default/grub with gedit or nano into terminal.

and write:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=“quite splash pci=nomsi”

You save with CTRL + O (it is a letter, not a number)

and update the grub with: grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

and reboot the pc.

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dolor de cabeza, 2015/02/26 11:52

The Holiday issue is fantastic!! I can't wait to sit down with a glass of wine and really pour over it this weekend!

ake_9_mm, 2010/12/11 03:48

i have solved all the problems !!! as soon as possible i will explain how to do it..

Mariusz Derela, 2010/09/07 11:55

I solved the problem with wired network. In new linux distribution You must disabled PCI-MSI . Add “pci=nomsi” to Your grub line and use default kernel module r8169. Tested on ubuntu 10.04 x64.

Mariusz, 2010/08/12 14:59

Graphics works with sis driver. But wired lan …. still nothing.. maybe smb?! This network card work on RedFlag Linux 6.2 (old kernel and old network driver r8168-8.009.00). But You cant compile it on new kernel with new headers… I think this is problem with rev01 (first version of network card rtl8168).

M, 2010/10/09 20:56
Graphics works with sis driver.

Please tell me, which sis driver are you using and what resolution do you have. And does the external screen works.

Giulio, 2010/07/27 11:43

I have ubuntu netbook on my asus k50c.are there any solution for webcam and LAN?

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