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Asus K72F


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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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
802.11 b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

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



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


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


The solution is here:
It will unbind the usb modules before suspend and hibernate


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.

2. Solution:
You can find a patch which probably works for the Asus K72F too:

Hope this is helpfor for anyone.

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


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.


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,

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