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Asus N56VJ


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.

NameAsus N56VJ
ProcessorIntel Core i7 3630QM Processor
Intel Core i5 3230M Processor
Intel Core i3 3120M Processor
Screen15.6“ 1366×768 Widescreen
15.6” 1920×1080 Widescreen
RAMUp to 16GB
HDDUp to 1TB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
802.11 b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorWorks fine, including virtualizaton
ScreenWorks fine, several distributions require a hack to fix backight hw buttons
HDDWorks fine
Optical DriveWorks fine, didn't try to write though
Graphics ChipWorks fine, didn't test Optimus
VGA OutNot Tested
HDMI OutNot Tested
SoundWorks fineFor 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 MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone JackWorks fine
Microphone JackNot Tested
EthernetWorks, might require ath9k module from compat-wireless (sic!)
WirelessWorks out of the box
BluetoothWorks fine
USBWorks fine
Card ReaderWorks fine
WebcamWorks fine
Touch PadWorks fine
Suspend/ResumeWorks fine


I've bought it for the CPU/scren resolution/RAM/price to tinker with virtual machines, and that it does very well.


Petruchio, 2016/03/21 16:52

Hi, I'm new on Linux Mint 17.3 and it works great on Asus N56VJ Intel Core i7, but there are 2 things I've got question about: 1. keyboard led is on when OS boots, after I'm turning it off, but when pc awakes from idle, led is turning on again. 2. Scrolling is not working on pad with 2 fingers as it used to work on windows. What can I do about it? Thanks in advance

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