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Asus N53Jf

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus N53Jf laptop.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Asus N53Jf specifications page.

NameAsus N53Jf
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i5 450M/460M/520M 2.53 GHz ~ 2.4 GHz
Intel® Core™ i3 330M/350M/370M/380M 2.53 GHz ~ 2.13 GHz
Screen15.6“ (1366×768)
15.6” (1920×1080)
RAMUp to 8GB
HDDup to 640GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
Blu-ray
Blu-ray-RW
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce® GT 425M
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
802.11 b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorks
ScreenWorks
HDDWorks
Optical DriveWorks
GraphicsPartialThe built in Intel graphics works, but you need to disable the NVIDIA controller.
SoundWorksSee notes
EthernetWorks
WirelessWorks
BluetoothWorks
ModemNot Tested
USBWorks
Card ReaderWorks
WebcamWorks
Suspend/ResumeWorksSee notes

Notes

Graphics

The NVIDIA chip doesn't work with Linux at this stage. You are forced to remain with the Intel graphics.

Suspend/Resume

Thanks to xavinsky for this tip:

create /etc/pm/sleep.d/20_custom-ehci_hcd :

#!/bin/sh
# File: "/etc/pm/sleep.d/20_custom-ehci_hcd".
case "${1}" in
        hibernate|suspend)
              # Unbind ehci_hcd for first device 0000:00:1a.0:
               echo -n "0000:00:1a.0" | tee /sys/bus/pci/drivers/ehci_hcd/unbind
              # Unbind ehci_hcd for second device 0000:00:1d.0:
               echo -n "0000:00:1d.0" | tee /sys/bus/pci/drivers/ehci_hcd/unbind
        ;;
        resume|thaw)
              # Bind ehci_hcd for first device 0000:00:1a.0:
              echo -n "0000:00:1a.0" | tee /sys/bus/pci/drivers/ehci_hcd/bind
              # Bind ehci_hcd for second device 0000:00:1d.0:
              echo -n "0000:00:1d.0" | tee /sys/bus/pci/drivers/ehci_hcd/bind
        ;;
esac

chmod +x /etc/pm/sleep.d/20_custom-ehci_hcd

Sound

Thanks again to xavinsky for this tip:

To fix sound (as root):

echo "options snd-hda-intel model=auto position_fix=0" >> /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

This probably wont be needed in the future.

Summary

The Asus N53Jf works OK with Linux if you don't need 3D capabilities from your laptop.


Discussion

xavinsky, 2011/11/30 09:04

for fix sound :

echo "options snd-hda-intel model=auto position_fix=0" >> /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf
xavinsky, 2011/11/29 19:27

Debian wheezy amd64
Bios updated : N53Jf.210

Processor : OK 4 x Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 450 @ 2.40GHz
Screen : OK 1920×1080 (16:9)
HDD : OK 640G Western Digital
Optical Drive : OK DVD-RAM writer
Graphics : OK i915 (intel 8086:0046)
Graphics : KO nvidia didn't works yet.
GF108 GeForce GT 425M [10DE:0DF0]
Sound : OK hda intel [8086:3B56]
Ethernet: OK Atheros atl1c AR8131 Gigabit [1969:1063]
Wireless : OK Atheros ath9k AR9285 [168C:002B]
Bluetooth : Not Tested (detected ok)
Modem : No
USB : OK
Card Reader : OK
Webcam : OK with skype.

missinf for fix:
nvidia driver install.

to fix sleep bug:
same resotion than for
#http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1460790
create /etc/pm/sleep.d/20_custom-ehci_hcd :

#!/bin/sh
# File: "/etc/pm/sleep.d/20_custom-ehci_hcd".
case "${1}" in
        hibernate|suspend)
              # Unbind ehci_hcd for first device 0000:00:1a.0:
               echo -n "0000:00:1a.0" | tee /sys/bus/pci/drivers/ehci_hcd/unbind
              # Unbind ehci_hcd for second device 0000:00:1d.0:
               echo -n "0000:00:1d.0" | tee /sys/bus/pci/drivers/ehci_hcd/unbind
        ;;
        resume|thaw)
              # Bind ehci_hcd for first device 0000:00:1a.0:
              echo -n "0000:00:1a.0" | tee /sys/bus/pci/drivers/ehci_hcd/bind
              # Bind ehci_hcd for second device 0000:00:1d.0:
              echo -n "0000:00:1d.0" | tee /sys/bus/pci/drivers/ehci_hcd/bind
        ;;
esac

chmod +x /etc/pm/sleep.d/20_custom-ehci_hcd

Missing on this hardware :
- not led in the rj45 connector.

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