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This is a template for a future compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus K55VD laptop. If you have the Asus K55VD 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 K55VD specifications page.
|Processor||Intel Core i7 3610QM Processor
Intel Core i5 3210M Processor
Intel Core i3 3110M Processor
|Screen||15.6” 16:9 HD (1366×768) LED Backlight|
|RAM||Up to 8GB|
|Optical Drive||Blu-Ray DVD Combo (Optional)
Blue-ray Writer (Optional)
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce 610M|
Integrated 802.11 b/g/n
|Graphics Chip||Yes||using bumblebee|
|HDMI Out||Yes||incl. audio|
|Sound||Yes||headphones need newer drivers|
|USB||Yes||incl. USB 3.0|
|Card Reader||Yes||with linux 3.8+|
Even if you do not plan on using the Nvidia GPU, bumblebee's module bbswitch can constantly save around 5W of power turning it off properly.
The Fn keys for brightness work if linux is started with the argument “acpi_osi=”.
However the userland does not seem to get informed about the changes made with the Fn keys this way, which means no popup and the system settings do not know the current brightness set.
You can enter a summary of how well the Asus K55VD works with Linux here.