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Asus K56CB


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For full specifications see the Asus K56CB specifications page.

NameAsus K56CB
ProcessorIntel Core i7 3537U /3517U Processor
Intel Core i5 3317U Processor
Intel Core i3 3217U Processor
Screen15.6“ 1366×768 Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDDUp to 1TB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Integrated 802.11 b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorNot Tested
ScreenNot Tested
HDDNot Tested
Optical DriveNot Tested
Graphics ChipNot Tested
VGA OutNot Tested
HDMI OutNot Tested
SoundNot Tested
Bulti-in MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone JackNot Tested
Microphone JackNot Tested
EthernetNot Tested
WirelessNot Tested
BluetoothNot Tested
USBNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested
Touch PadNot Tested
Suspend/ResumeNot Tested


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cihan, 2014/11/07 17:19

Using the 3317u version with funtoo linux everything works without any problem i would rate this laptop %100 compatible with linux

mia, 2014/10/26 10:43

it was really great to look at i was hoping to see much from you guys

Mixaill, 2013/12/22 21:43

Fedora destroys UEFI on this notebook ⇒ use other distro.

You can use 740M with nvidia blob + bbswitch + bumblebee

Yuri, 2014/01/10 14:03

Yep, bumblebee+nvidia331 from xorg edgers ppa worked fine.

Sometimes I still have some issues with CPU fan - it changes rpm like this: low,high,low,high.

To stop this I would typically need to power off / on or suspend

Yuri, 2013/08/30 02:08

The general advice - if you need a laptop and you need a Linux to be installed there, try getting one with Linux pre-installed :)

Yuri, 2013/08/30 02:06

At the moment of post, I was not able to make discrete video nvidia GT740M working on this laptop. Repos does not have driver supporting it installed.

Although nvidia website says linux drivers have support of GT740M since May 2013, installing them would fail with an error saying that device is not supported.

I assume some additional time will be needed for this situation to change.

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