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Asus K53U


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus K53U laptop. If you have the Asus K53U 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.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Asus K53U. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Asus K53U page on LapWik.

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For full specifications see the Asus K53U specifications page.

NameAsus K53U
ProcessorAMD Fusion APU E-350 (Dual Core)/C-50 (Dual Core) 1.6 GHz ~ 1.0 GHz
Screen15.6“ (1366×768) Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDDup to 750GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsAMD Radeon® HD 6310 Built-in E-350
AMD Radeon® HD 6250 Built-in C-50
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
802.11 b/g/n or 802.11 b/g

Linux Compatibility

**Note that test was done using Ubuntu 11.04 and 11.10

Optical DriveWorks
ModemNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested


You can enter any specific notes with running Linux on the Asus K53U here.


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metaspike, 2012/07/04 03:31

running with debian. worked great, worked even better after several adjustments. Expanding to 8gigs of ram really does help with general responsiveness as does a custom kernel build.

Hajo Guhl, 2012/03/04 13:05

Running with suse linux 12.1 64bit with german language. The ASUS K53U is a priceworthy system, using as a outdorr office. I don't have any problems with Linux. Suspend modus is working fine. Even the linux update service tumbleweed!

Charlie Gibbs, 2012/01/20 22:32

Running with Ubuntu 10.10. The only available display option was 1024×768, which meant the display got stretched and distorted to fit the 1366×768 screen. Downloading and applying the ASUS video driver ( corrected this.

I had problems with suspend as well. In fact, after applying the 350MB of outstanding updates (which I didn't do during initial installation), the machine wouldn't boot at all. I've done a fresh install, applying the updates during the install (and applying the video driver immediately afterwards), and so far everything is working OK.

In addition to the entries on the compatibility chart, you can add “works” to the card reader line. (I tested it with a 2GB SD card, I don't have any SDHC cards to try.)

belzecue, 2011/11/05 07:53

Running with Ubuntu 11.10 64bit. Suspend works but will not wake up. Have tried various suggested fixes and scripts without success.

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