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Asus K56CA


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus K56CA laptop. If you have the Asus K56CA 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 K56CA. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Asus K56CA page on LapWik.

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For full specifications see the Asus K56CA specifications page.

NameAsus K56CA
ProcessorIntel Core i7 3517U Processor
Intel Core i5 3317U Processor
Intel Core i3 3217U /2365U Processor
Intel ULV Pentium 987 Processor
Intel ULV Celeron 847 Processor
Screen15.6“ 16:9 HD (1366×768) LED Backlight
RAMUp to 8GB
750GB 5400/7200RPM
500GB 5400/7200RPM
320GB 5400RPM
Optical DriveSuper-Multi DVD (Optional)
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 4000
Integrated 802.11 b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorLinux Mint Maya CPU and scaling working fine
ScreenLinux Mint Maya Screen resolution correct
HDDLinux Mint MayaSSD being used on Windows 8 (on UEFI dual boot)
Graphics ChipNot Tested
VGA OutNot Tested
HDMI OutNot Tested
Display PortNot Tested
Optical DriveLinux Mint MayaNo problems
SoundLinux Mint MayaNo problems
MicrophoneLinux Mint MayaNo problems
Headphone PortNot Tested
Microphone-In PortNot Tested
EthernetNot Tested
WirelessLinux Mint MayaAtheros, working fine
BluetoothNot TestedDoes not have bluetooth hardware
USBLinux Mint MayaNo problems
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamLinux Mint MayaNo problems
KeyboardLinux Mint MayaNo problems, US Intl layout
TouchPadLinux Mint MayaNo right click, no scroll
Suspend/ResumeNot Tested


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julia, 2014/08/15 11:42

nsane! Will be taking a gander at this one for sure.
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