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Asus K55A

Introduction

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Asus K55A specifications page.

NameAsus K55A
ProcessorIntel Core i7 3610QM Processor
Intel Core i5 3210M Processor
Intel Core i3 3110M Processor
Screen15.6” 16:9 HD (1366×768) LED Backlight
RAMUp to 8GB
HDD1TB 5400rpm
750GB 5400rpm/7200rpm
500GB 5400rpm/7200rpm
320GB 5400rpm
Optical DriveBlu-Ray DVD Combo (Optional)
Super-Multi DVD
Blue-ray Writer (Optional)
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 4000
Network10/100/1000
Integrated 802.11 b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
HDDYes
Graphics ChipNot Tested
VGA OutYes
HDMI OutYes
Optical DriveNot Tested
SoundYesInternal speakers only
MicrophoneYes
Headphone PortYes
Microphone-In PortYes
EthernetYes
WirelessYes
BluetoothNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNo
WebcamYes
KeyboardYes
TouchPadYes
Suspend/ResumeYes

Notes

I have been running Opensuse 12.2 and 12.3 on this machine and both without any problems. So far everything works perfect. Most of the problems I have encountered had to do with the distro itself but not with the hardware.
I have not tried Gnome but KDE works smooth. Still have to figure how to get the card reader working.

Summary

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Discussion

Dusan, 2013/12/08 22:50

I'm using ubuntu 12.04 on this model, an the only problem I have is with screen brightness, and i cannot fix it… It won't change with function keys

Jason, 2013/09/10 07:35

wifi does not work out of the box with OpenSUSE 11.3 I haven't figured out how to get it up and running yet.

J, 2013/05/05 17:30

I got the SD reader working in ubuntu 12.04 by following this:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/udisks/+bug/971876

Firewire and bluetooth still untested, but everything else works. Curiously system-settings has my graphics listed as “Unknown”

Maxwell, 2013/04/08 23:36

Hello, I am not sure what “testing” would entail, but my optical drive has been working with Ubuntu. I can load up DVDs just fine, I have one of Windows 7 in right now.

The card reader does not work, does anyone have a solution to how to fix this besides recompiling a windows driver?

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