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Asus M50VC


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus M50VC laptop.

This guide is intended to provide you details on how well this laptop works with Linux and which modules you need to configure. For details on how to actually install and configure the required modules have a look at our guides section for distribution specific instructions.

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NameAsus M50VC
ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo
Screen15.4“ WXGA or WXGA+ or WSXGA+ Widescreen
HDD160GB to 500GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW or Blu-ray
GraphicsNVIDIA Geforce 9300M
NetworkEthernet, Intel 5100 802.11abgn, Bluetooth

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveMay require a BIOS option to be turned into “Compatible”,then work
GraphicsWork with official NVIDIA driver for linux
SoundWork with the driver from OSS (Open Sound System)
EthernetWork with the driver from Realtek
56K ModemNot Tested
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested


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Johny Depth, 2009/11/23 13:45

to mike…

thanks for your link, but I've solved the problem in Bios yet,
if anyone has the same isue with cdrom, just choose the other option of cdrom in Bios,


ff, 2009/07/22 09:12

Hi, I have problem with ambient sensor light. I want to switch it off, because when I work in some poorly lighted place, sensor light reduces the brightness of screen and it becomes virtually black. On windows, function keys (ctrl+a) turn sensor light on/off succesfully, but on Linux it doesn't work.

Thanks in advance for help

mike, 2009/10/11 18:52

to Johny Depth

Johny Depth, 2009/07/12 18:08

Hi, I have Asus M50vc, but there is a problem with my CD ROM which is not working properly! I can not mount the volume, I can not use it at all. The drive is HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-T50N. Another problem is the multimedia touch pad, which is not working as well. The other hardware seams to work just fine.

If anyone knows how to make this CD ROM working, please let me know.


Hugin, 2009/07/25 08:31

Try to check 'Compatible' option in BIOS
Path: Advanced –> IDE Configuration –> SATA Operation Mode

walide, 2009/06/12 21:35

i have problem with susbended and hibrant on asus m50vc

susbended : when i switch it to this mode and if i try to get it back i cant bc the display off even i try no responding then i force it to turn off .. .. .. .

hibrant: failure..

any ideas

kornicameister, 2009/05/24 14:51

could anyone tell me where is this 'compatibility' of BIOS option located ? I can find it and my optical drive doesn`t want to work properly… for example I tried to make a ISO image of DVD and I successfully made it but after that my drive doesn`t want to go out… I push the button and drive does not react at all, though it works perfectly until I try to do anything with any kind of DVD disc

Hugin, 2009/07/25 08:26

Advanced –> IDE Configuration –> SATA Operation Mode

donny, 2009/04/26 17:28

Fingerprint reader (ID 08ff:1600 AuthenTec, Inc.) works, use the fprint software -

Jon Inazio Sanchez Martinez, 2009/02/10 00:24

I can assure you that the wireless card works properly on linux (ubuntu distribution 8.10 version), as well as bluetooth.


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