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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus N56VJ laptop. If you have the Asus N56VJ 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.
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For full specifications see the Asus N56VJ specifications page.
|Processor||Intel Core i7 3630QM Processor
Intel Core i5 3230M Processor
Intel Core i3 3120M Processor
|Screen||15.6” 1366×768 Widescreen
15.6” 1920×1080 Widescreen
|RAM||Up to 16GB|
|HDD||Up to 1TB|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
|Processor||Works fine, including virtualizaton|
|Screen||Works fine, several distributions require a hack to fix backight hw buttons|
|Optical Drive||Works fine, didn't try to write though|
|Graphics Chip||Works fine, didn't test Optimus|
|VGA Out||Not Tested|
|HDMI Out||Not Tested|
|Sound||Works fine||For subwoofer to work, make sure you have snd_hda_intel module probed and append 'options snd-hda-intel model=asus-mode5' to /etc/modprobe.d/alsa.conf|
|Bulti-in Microphone||Not Tested|
|Headphone Jack||Works fine|
|Microphone Jack||Not Tested|
|Ethernet||Works, might require ath9k module from compat-wireless (sic!)|
|Wireless||Works out of the box|
|Card Reader||Works fine|
|Touch Pad||Works fine|
I've bought it for the CPU/scren resolution/RAM/price to tinker with virtual machines, and that it does very well.