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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus K56CM laptop. If you have the Asus K56CM 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 K56CM. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Asus K56CM page on LapWik.
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For full specifications see the Asus K56CM specifications page.
|Processor||Intel 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
|Screen||15.6” 16:9 HD (1366×768) LED Backlight|
|RAM||Up to 8GB|
|Optical Drive||Super-Multi DVD (Optional)|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M|
Integrated 802.11 b/g/n
|Screen||Works||Doesn't remember screen brightness after suspend/resume. Needs to be adjusted manually.|
|Graphics Chip||Works||See notes|
|HDMI Out||Not Tested|
|Display Port||Not Tested|
|Microphone-In Port||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not Working|
|Keyboard||Works||A few of the special keys don't work.|
This laptop uses the Optimus feature which combines the NVIDIA discrete graphics with the Intel graphics on the processor. You can get this setup working with the Bumblebee project.
The Asus K56CM works well with Linux.