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Asus R900V

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus R900V laptop.

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Specifications

NameASUS R900V-YZ042V
ProcessorIntel(R) Core(TM) i7-3610QM CPU @ 2.30GHz
Screen18.4” Full-HD (1920×1080) non-glare IPS panel
RAM2x4GB
HDD1TB 3.5” 7200R - An empty space for a second 2,5” drive
Optical Drive6x BluRay drive
GraphicsIntel® HD4000 plus nVidia GT630M (switchable “Optimus” technology)
NetworkEthernet Realtek RTL8111 and Intel 802.11 bgn

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorOK
ScreenOK external HDMI not tested
HDDOK
Intel HD4000 GPUOKIntel HD4000 GPU perfectly supported, hardware H.264 video decoding and encoding works via vaapi.
nVidia GT630M GPUOK runs fine using bumblebee - tested using glxspheres
SoundOK Intel HDA
EthernetOK
WirelessOK
BluetoothOK (but tested only briefly)
USBOK USB 3.0 needs xhci_hcd driver
Card Reader not tested
WebcamOK
TouchPadOK Works but with no right click button mode : for right click → tap with 2 fingers. For drag and drop → double tap and drag

Notes

OS tested : Ubuntu 12.04 LTS AMD64.

There is a web page dedicated to Ubuntu Linux on the Asus series: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AsusZenbookPrime

More info about Bumblebee :
[https://github.com/Bumblebee-Project/Bumblebee/wiki/FAQ]


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asus_r900v.txt · Last modified: 2012/07/29 00:58 by skor16
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