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Asus K72F

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus K72F laptop.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Asus K72F. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Asus K72F page on LapWik.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Asus K72F specifications page.

NameAsus K70IJ
ProcessorIntel Core2 Duo Processor T6600/T6400/T5900/T5800 : 2.2 GHz - 2.0 GHz, ;
Intel Pentium Dual Core Processor T4200/ T3400/ T3200 : 2.16 GHz - 2.0 GHz,
Screen17.3“ HD (1366×768)/HD+ (1600×900) LED backlight
GraphicsIntel GMA X4500M
RAMUp to 4GB
HDD250GB to 500GB
Optical DriveDVD Super Multi
Network10/100/1000
802.11 b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorks
ScreenWorks
HDDWorks
Optical DriveWorks
GraphicsWorksusing driver “intel”
SoundWorksusing normal alsamixer
EthernetWorks
WirelessWorks
USBWorkscan be booted from
Card ReaderWorkscan be booted from
CameraNot Tested
SuspendNot Workinglaptop can't wake up after supend

Notes

Summary

The K72F works quite well with Linux except for Suspend/Resume not working correctly.


Discussion

Alfi, 2012/01/14 02:06

I have been using my k72f with several flavours of linux, conky is telling me that i am currently running the 2.6.32-5-AMD64 kernel on a #! Linux build and I am very happy with it. I have kept the Win7 that came with it, and I'm dual booting it for Traktor, which I haven't been able to work properly with my S2 controller in Wine. The W7 having practically never been on the internet, is pretty fast, for a Windows, but I have done some A/B tests using the open source audio editor Audacity, and by using Win7 and Ubuntu 1010, same pc, same files; it took Windows an average of 2/3 more time than Linux to process whatever I told it to. Impressed, and I'm thinking a light weight distro like #! will perform even better. Now if only Native Instruments and Image-Line would release Traktor and FL Studio for Linux. LOL!

Lupus, 2010/07/17 17:45

I found the solution for suspend/hibernate and touchpad on Ubuntu 10.04 64bit

Suspend/Hibernate:

The solution is here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=9180298&postcount=7
It will unbind the usb modules before suspend and hibernate

Touchpad:

1. Workaround:
I use it myself, it just basicly disables the touchpad completly with a shell script. I've attached that script to a keyboard shortcut, so i can turn it of quikly.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=9598522&postcount=125

2. Solution:
You can find a patch which probably works for the Asus K72F too:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=9175201#post9175201

Hope this is helpfor for anyone.

@Aznguy:
- Ethernet work perfectly
- I get full resoltion (1600×900)

Lupus

Lupus, 2010/07/16 18:25

Yes, Asus K72F works quite well with Ubuntu 10.04 64bit.

Suspend and Hibernate is not working, but it works if I disable USB in BIOS. Trying to find a solution for that, not yet found.

Also the Touchpad on/off hotkey is not functioning (Fn+F9)!
The touchpad works, and even the multitouch gestures works.

Lupus

Aznguy, 2010/06/16 08:13

Hey, I was wondering what drivers have you used for Ethernet and what resolution you can use?
Best regards,
Aznguy

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