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Asus K53SV


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For full specifications see the Asus K53SV specifications page.

NameAsus K53SV
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i7 2630QM
Intel® Core™ i5 2410M
Intel® Core™ i3 2310M
Screen15.6“ (1366×768) Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDDup to 750GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce® GT 540M + Intel Integrated
(Optimus graphics)
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
802.11 b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveWorks
GraphicsWorksUse bumblebee for nvidia optimus card
BluetoothNot Tested
ModemNot Tested
Card ReaderWorks


Works out of the box with OpenSUSE 11.4 and Linux 2.6.37. Some problems found :

* Patch needed to use scrolling with touchpad
* Hybrid graphics. Bumblebee with some tweaks is needed for powersaving (2h → 5h of usage on battery)
* Webcam picture upside down
* Card reader not supported

Some of these issues are fixed in later version of Linux and not all are confirmed by me. More information can be found from

No problem with Arch Linux :
*install xf86-video-intel first for graphics, then compile bumblebee from AUR and install nouveau or Nvidia driver
*Some edits on xorg.conf.d files for touchpad scrolling


Works well with Linux, some tweaking needed.


polo outlet, 2014/12/17 09:25

pankaj, 2014/04/27 05:21

Hi, I am installing Kubuntu on my ASUS K53SV. Can anyone please tell me where to find drivers? I checked on ASUS official sites, they don't show any wifi or sound drivers for OS other than windows.

fosu, 2013/08/30 14:54

linux mint 15 xfce 64bits all good

Sheik, 2012/10/17 17:52

Linux Mint 13
Pretty Gud for beginners…
same problem here too…battery lasting only 2 hrs….
I have tested all mentioned features…everything working gr8 :)

harshadura, 2012/07/05 16:47

working fine without no hassle, yeah function keys not working though

cholazer, 2012/07/03 01:54

i have ubuntu12
cardreader , webcam , bluetooth tested. ok
it's not cool in linux like windows
battery only work 1/2 time's work in windows
have full keyboard to fast develop!!
his hdd doesn't problem like other hdd on linux & won't to die in sleepmode

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