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Asus S202e or X202E

model also know as Asus S200, S202e, S200e.

The exact model i have report X202E in the pci strings, and was advertised as S200E-RHI3T73

Note: it is not mentioned anywhere, but it came with a neat external DVD-RW that works without a power supply! just plug one usb cable and use! (haven't tested writting a dvd yet, only reading)

Boot

As with any 'safe' boot, booting linux is full of futile steps that shouldn't be there in the 1st place:

  1. press ESC when you turn it on
  2. select Enter Setup
  3. Go to Security tab
  4. disable Safe boot
  5. go to Boot tab
  6. enable CSM (no idea what it stands for Compatibility Support Module. another name for the Legacy Mode you read on other BIOSes )
  7. save and exit (press F10)
  8. press ESC again when it turns on
  9. select the USB media

Hardware

Tested with ubuntu 12.04 usb install.

Device Status Model Comments
CPU Works i3
GPU Works HD-4000
RAM Works 4GB single channel this is the weak point of this computer. RAM is single channel, 4GB only, and soldered to the mother board! no way to upgrade
Touch Screen Works Works right on the live-usb installer! multi touch and all (note: there's a bug when using two monitors with extended mode. the click on the touchscreen will be scalled assuming the whole size of both screes. e.g. 2 screens side by side, you click the middle of the touchscreen it will register on the middle of both screes, i.e. in the left of the touchscreen)
Touch pad Works multi finger and all. perfect!
Wifi Works very good reception
HDD Works Hitachi 500GB 5400RPM if you plan on replacing a SSD, keep in mind the bottom screws are NOT phillips, and that you need a 7mm SSD, the 9mm probably will not fit
battery works internal VERY slow to charge. it's a little faster on windows (asus ship an application for fast-charge). i'm getting 2~4h depending on usage. charging time is about the same
USB Works 2x USB2, 1x USB3
Screen Works 11.6“ at 1366×768 annoyingly bright and reflexive. resolution is very nice for 11”. don't miss the 1024×900 yet
Sound NO hda intel I can't get the microphone to work correctly. Sound out via speakers or headphone work very well. i can't test sound over HDMI as i can't get HDMI video out to work.
Bluetooth Not detected i'm not interested, so it may be easy to fix, or impossible. have no idea.
HDMI out not working
VGA out Works tested on a TV and there were no pixels eaten on the edges like i get usually. good.
web cam Works Not dark at all. a little on the grainy side. i'm pleased.
Card reader Works it's a half depth one. you can't walk around with a SD card inserted as it will be sticking out exactly half of it's length. or use a RS-MMC card!
function keys works (except for brightness) suspend=OK, wifi=OK, brightness up/don=No/No, screen off=OK, external screen =OK, touchpad off=OK, volume mute/down/up=OK,OK,OK
Suspend Works lid close/open works. while sleeping from win8 the status light flash. when suspending from linux, all lights are off. that was happening with the live install. after i installed it, suspend works just the same as with windows. the satus light blink. power consumption is about 1% each 30min, which is awfull. not to mention consumption takes a spike right after waking up. e.g. suspend with 35.8%, wake after 36 min at 35.3%, after 10min it dove to 32.3%. On windows 8 i suspended with 90% and 8 hours later i'm still at 89% :(

lshw

  description: Notebook
  product: X202E (ASUS-NotebookSKU)
  vendor: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
  version: 1.0
  serial: [REMOVED]
  width: 32 bits
  capabilities: smbios-2.7 dmi-2.7 smp-1.4 smp
  configuration: boot=normal chassis=notebook cpus=2 family=X sku=ASUS-NotebookSKU uuid=[REMOVED]
*-core
     description: Motherboard
     product: X202E
     vendor: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
     physical id: 0
     version: 1.0
     serial: [REMOVED]
     slot: MIDDLE
   *-firmware
        description: BIOS
        vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
        physical id: 0
        version: X202E.204
        date: 09/19/2012
        size: 64KiB
        capacity: 6080KiB
        capabilities: pci upgrade shadowing cdboot bootselect socketedrom edd int13floppy1200 int13floppy720 int13floppy2880 int5printscreen int9keyboard int14serial int17printer acpi usb smartbattery biosbootspecification uefi
   *-cache:0
        description: L2 cache
        physical id: 8
        slot: CPU Internal L2
        size: 512KiB
        capacity: 512KiB
        capabilities: internal write-through unified
   *-cache:1
        description: L1 cache
        physical id: 9
        slot: CPU Internal L1
        size: 128KiB
        capacity: 128KiB
        capabilities: internal write-through data
   *-cache:2
        description: L3 cache
        physical id: a
        slot: CPU Internal L3
        size: 3MiB
        capacity: 3MiB
        capabilities: internal write-back unified
   *-memory
        description: System Memory
        physical id: b
        slot: System board or motherboard
        size: 4GiB
      *-bank:0
           description: SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous 1333 MHz (0.8 ns)
           product: 8KTF51264HZ-1G4E1
           vendor: Micron
           physical id: 0
           serial: [REMOVED]
           slot: ChannelA-DIMM0
           size: 4GiB
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 1333MHz (0.8ns)
      *-bank:1
           description: DIMM [empty]
           product: [Empty]
           vendor: [Empty]
           physical id: 1
           serial: [REMOVED]
           slot: ChannelA-DIMM1
      *-bank:2
           description: DIMM [empty]
           product: [Empty]
           vendor: [Empty]
           physical id: 2
           serial: [REMOVED]
           slot: ChannelB-DIMM0
      *-bank:3
           description: DIMM [empty]
           product: [Empty]
           vendor: [Empty]
           physical id: 3
           serial: [REMOVED]
           slot: ChannelB-DIMM1
   *-cpu:0
        description: CPU
        product: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3217U CPU @ 1.80GHz
        vendor: Intel Corp.
        physical id: c
        bus info: cpu@0
        version: 6.10.9
        serial: [REMOVED]
        slot: SOCKET 0
        size: 774MHz
        capacity: 3800MHz
        width: 64 bits
        clock: 100MHz
        capabilities: x86-64 boot fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe nx rdtscp constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts xtopology nonstop_tsc aperfmperf pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm pcid sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic popcnt tsc_deadline_timer xsave avx f16c lahf_lm ida arat epb xsaveopt pln pts dtherm tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid fsgsbase smep erms cpufreq
        configuration: cores=2 enabledcores=2 id=1 threads=4
      *-logicalcpu:0
           description: Logical CPU
           physical id: 1.1
           width: 64 bits
           capabilities: logical
      *-logicalcpu:1
           description: Logical CPU
           physical id: 1.2
           width: 64 bits
           capabilities: logical
      *-logicalcpu:2
           description: Logical CPU
           physical id: 1.3
           width: 64 bits
           capabilities: logical
      *-logicalcpu:3
           description: Logical CPU
           physical id: 1.4
           width: 64 bits
           capabilities: logical
      *-logicalcpu:4
           description: Logical CPU
           physical id: 1.5
           width: 64 bits
           capabilities: logical
      *-logicalcpu:5
           description: Logical CPU
           physical id: 1.6
           width: 64 bits
           capabilities: logical
      *-logicalcpu:6
           description: Logical CPU
           physical id: 1.7
           width: 64 bits
           capabilities: logical
      *-logicalcpu:7
           description: Logical CPU
           physical id: 1.8
           width: 64 bits
           capabilities: logical
      *-logicalcpu:8
           description: Logical CPU
           physical id: 1.9
           width: 64 bits
           capabilities: logical
      *-logicalcpu:9
           description: Logical CPU
           physical id: 1.a
           width: 64 bits
           capabilities: logical
      *-logicalcpu:10
           description: Logical CPU
           physical id: 1.b
           width: 64 bits
           capabilities: logical
      *-logicalcpu:11
           description: Logical CPU
           physical id: 1.c
           width: 64 bits
           capabilities: logical
      *-logicalcpu:12
           description: Logical CPU
           physical id: 1.d
           width: 64 bits
           capabilities: logical
      *-logicalcpu:13
           description: Logical CPU
           physical id: 1.e
           width: 64 bits
           capabilities: logical
      *-logicalcpu:14
           description: Logical CPU
           physical id: 1.f
           width: 64 bits
           capabilities: logical
      *-logicalcpu:15
           description: Logical CPU
           physical id: 1.10
           width: 64 bits
           capabilities: logical
   *-cpu:1
        physical id: 1
        bus info: cpu@1
        version: 6.10.9
        serial: [REMOVED]
        size: 774MHz
        capacity: 774MHz
        capabilities: vmx ht cpufreq
        configuration: id=1
      *-logicalcpu:0
           description: Logical CPU
           physical id: 1.1
           capabilities: logical
      *-logicalcpu:1
           description: Logical CPU
           physical id: 1.2
           capabilities: logical
      *-logicalcpu:2
           description: Logical CPU
           physical id: 1.3
           capabilities: logical
      *-logicalcpu:3
           description: Logical CPU
           physical id: 1.4
           capabilities: logical
      *-logicalcpu:4
           description: Logical CPU
           physical id: 1.5
           capabilities: logical
      *-logicalcpu:5
           description: Logical CPU
           physical id: 1.6
           capabilities: logical
      *-logicalcpu:6
           description: Logical CPU
           physical id: 1.7
           capabilities: logical
      *-logicalcpu:7
           description: Logical CPU
           physical id: 1.8
           capabilities: logical
      *-logicalcpu:8
           description: Logical CPU
           physical id: 1.9
           capabilities: logical
      *-logicalcpu:9
           description: Logical CPU
           physical id: 1.a
           capabilities: logical
      *-logicalcpu:10
           description: Logical CPU
           physical id: 1.b
           capabilities: logical
      *-logicalcpu:11
           description: Logical CPU
           physical id: 1.c
           capabilities: logical
      *-logicalcpu:12
           description: Logical CPU
           physical id: 1.d
           capabilities: logical
      *-logicalcpu:13
           description: Logical CPU
           physical id: 1.e
           capabilities: logical
      *-logicalcpu:14
           description: Logical CPU
           physical id: 1.f
           capabilities: logical
      *-logicalcpu:15
           description: Logical CPU
           physical id: 1.10
           capabilities: logical
   *-pci
        description: Host bridge
        product: 3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller
        vendor: Intel Corporation
        physical id: 100
        bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
        version: 09
        width: 32 bits
        clock: 33MHz
      *-display
           description: VGA compatible controller
           product: 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller
           vendor: Intel Corporation
           physical id: 2
           bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
           version: 09
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
           configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
           resources: irq:42 memory:f7800000-f7bfffff memory:e0000000-efffffff ioport:f000(size=64)
      *-generic:0 UNCLAIMED
           description: Signal processing controller
           product: Intel Corporation
           vendor: Intel Corporation
           physical id: 4
           bus info: pci@0000:00:04.0
           version: 09
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: msi pm bus_master cap_list
           configuration: latency=0
           resources: memory:dfe08000-dfe0ffff
      *-usb:0
           description: USB controller
           product: 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI Host Controller
           vendor: Intel Corporation
           physical id: 14
           bus info: pci@0000:00:14.0
           version: 04
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pm msi xhci bus_master cap_list
           configuration: driver=xhci_hcd latency=0
           resources: irq:41 memory:f7e00000-f7e0ffff
      *-communication
           description: Communication controller
           product: 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1
           vendor: Intel Corporation
           physical id: 16
           bus info: pci@0000:00:16.0
           version: 04
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pm msi bus_master cap_list
           configuration: driver=mei latency=0
           resources: irq:43 memory:f7e22000-f7e2200f
      *-usb:1
           description: USB controller
           product: 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2
           vendor: Intel Corporation
           physical id: 1a
           bus info: pci@0000:00:1a.0
           version: 04
           width: 32 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pm debug ehci bus_master cap_list
           configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=0
           resources: irq:16 memory:f7e20000-f7e203ff
      *-multimedia
           description: Audio device
           product: 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller
           vendor: Intel Corporation
           physical id: 1b
           bus info: pci@0000:00:1b.0
           version: 04
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
           configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=0
           resources: irq:44 memory:f7e18000-f7e1bfff
      *-pci:0
           description: PCI bridge
           product: 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1
           vendor: Intel Corporation
           physical id: 1c
           bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.0
           version: c4
           width: 32 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm normal_decode bus_master cap_list
           configuration: driver=pcieport
           resources: irq:16
      *-pci:1
           description: PCI bridge
           product: 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2
           vendor: Intel Corporation
           physical id: 1c.1
           bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.1
           version: c4
           width: 32 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm normal_decode bus_master cap_list
           configuration: driver=pcieport
           resources: irq:17 memory:f7d00000-f7dfffff
         *-network
              description: Wireless interface
              product: AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter
              vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.
              physical id: 0
              bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
              logical name: wlan0
              version: 01
              serial: [REMOVED]
              width: 64 bits
              clock: 33MHz
              capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical wireless
              configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath9k driverversion=3.5.0-17-generic firmware=N/A ip=[REMOVED] latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn
              resources: irq:17 memory:f7d00000-f7d7ffff memory:f7d80000-f7d8ffff
      *-pci:2
           description: PCI bridge
           product: 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 4
           vendor: Intel Corporation
           physical id: 1c.3
           bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.3
           version: c4
           width: 32 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm normal_decode bus_master cap_list
           configuration: driver=pcieport
           resources: irq:19 ioport:e000(size=4096) memory:f7c00000-f7cfffff
         *-network UNCLAIMED
              description: Ethernet controller
              product: AR8162 Fast Ethernet
              vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.
              physical id: 0
              bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
              version: 10
              width: 64 bits
              clock: 33MHz
              capabilities: pm pciexpress msi msix bus_master cap_list
              configuration: latency=0
              resources: memory:f7c00000-f7c3ffff ioport:e000(size=128)
      *-usb:2
           description: USB controller
           product: 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1
           vendor: Intel Corporation
           physical id: 1d
           bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.0
           version: 04
           width: 32 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pm debug ehci bus_master cap_list
           configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=0
           resources: irq:23 memory:f7e1f000-f7e1f3ff
      *-isa
           description: ISA bridge
           product: HM76 Express Chipset LPC Controller
           vendor: Intel Corporation
           physical id: 1f
           bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.0
           version: 04
           width: 32 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: isa bus_master cap_list
           configuration: latency=0
      *-storage
           description: SATA controller
           product: 7 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller [AHCI mode]
           vendor: Intel Corporation
           physical id: 1f.2
           bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.2
           version: 04
           width: 32 bits
           clock: 66MHz
           capabilities: storage msi pm ahci_1.0 bus_master cap_list
           configuration: driver=ahci latency=0
           resources: irq:40 ioport:f0b0(size=8) ioport:f0a0(size=4) ioport:f090(size=8) ioport:f080(size=4) ioport:f060(size=32) memory:f7e1e000-f7e1e7ff
      *-serial UNCLAIMED
           description: SMBus
           product: 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller
           vendor: Intel Corporation
           physical id: 1f.3
           bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.3
           version: 04
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           configuration: latency=0
           resources: memory:f7e1d000-f7e1d0ff ioport:f040(size=32)
      *-generic:1 UNCLAIMED
           description: Signal processing controller
           product: 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family Thermal Management Controller
           vendor: Intel Corporation
           physical id: 1f.6
           bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.6
           version: 04
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
           configuration: latency=0
           resources: memory:f7e1c000-f7e1cfff
   *-scsi:0
        physical id: 2
        logical name: scsi0
        capabilities: emulated
      *-disk
           description: ATA Disk
           product: Hitachi HTS54505
           vendor: Hitachi
           physical id: 0.0.0
           bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
           logical name: /dev/sda
           version: GG2O
           serial: [REMOVED]
           size: 465GiB (500GB)
           capabilities: gpt-1.00 partitioned partitioned:gpt
           configuration: ansiversion=5 guid=a6e9090d-b5ab-412a-8568-2eee08fa3fa8 sectorsize=4096
         *-volume:0
              description: Windows FAT volume
              vendor: MSDOS5.0
              physical id: 1
              bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,1
              logical name: /dev/sda1
              version: FAT32
              serial: [REMOVED]
              size: 295MiB
              capacity: 299MiB
              capabilities: boot precious readonly hidden nomount fat initialized
              configuration: FATs=2 filesystem=fat name=EFI system partition
         *-volume:1
              description: Windows NTFS volume
              vendor: Windows
              physical id: 2
              bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,2
              logical name: /dev/sda2
              version: 3.1
              serial: [REMOVED]
              size: 586MiB
              capacity: 599MiB
              capabilities: boot precious readonly hidden nomount ntfs initialized
              configuration: clustersize=4096 created=2012-09-26 03:27:31 filesystem=ntfs label=Recovery name=Basic data partition state=clean
         *-volume:2
              description: reserved partition
              vendor: Windows
              physical id: 3
              bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,3
              logical name: /dev/sda3
              serial: [REMOVED]
              capacity: 127MiB
              capabilities: nofs precious readonly hidden nomount
              configuration: name=Microsoft reserved partition
         *-volume:3
              description: Windows NTFS volume
              vendor: Windows
              physical id: 4
              bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,4
              logical name: /dev/sda4
              version: 3.1
              serial: [REMOVED]
              size: 186GiB
              capacity: 186GiB
              capabilities: ntfs initialized
              configuration: clustersize=4096 created=2012-09-26 03:27:37 filesystem=ntfs label=OS name=Basic data partition state=clean
         *-volume:4
              description: Windows NTFS volume
              vendor: Windows
              physical id: 5
              bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,5
              logical name: /dev/sda5
              version: 3.1
              serial: [REMOVED]
              size: 258GiB
              capacity: 258GiB
              capabilities: ntfs initialized
              configuration: clustersize=4096 created=2012-09-26 03:27:52 filesystem=ntfs label=Data modified_by_chkdsk=true mounted_on_nt4=true name=Basic data partition resize_log_file=true state=dirty upgrade_on_mount=true
         *-volume:5
              description: Windows NTFS volume
              vendor: Windows
              physical id: 6
              bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,6
              logical name: /dev/sda6
              version: 3.1
              serial: [REMOVED]
              size: 20GiB
              capacity: 20GiB
              capabilities: boot precious readonly hidden nomount ntfs initialized
              configuration: clustersize=4096 created=2012-09-26 03:28:08 filesystem=ntfs label=Restore modified_by_chkdsk=true mounted_on_nt4=true name=Basic data partition resize_log_file=true state=dirty upgrade_on_mount=true
   *-scsi:1
        physical id: 3
        bus info: usb@3:3
        logical name: scsi6
        capabilities: emulated scsi-host
        configuration: driver=usb-storage
      *-disk
           description: SCSI Disk
           product: STORE N GO
           vendor: Verbatim
           physical id: 0.0.0
           bus info: scsi@6:0.0.0
           logical name: /dev/sdb
           version: 1.00
           serial: [REMOVED]
           size: 14GiB (15GB)
           capabilities: removable
           configuration: ansiversion=6 sectorsize=512
         *-medium
              physical id: 0
              logical name: /dev/sdb
              size: 14GiB (15GB)
              capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
              configuration: signature=000b052c
            *-volume
                 description: Windows FAT volume
                 vendor: SYSLINUX
                 physical id: 1
                 logical name: /dev/sdb1
                 logical name: /cdrom
                 version: FAT32
                 serial: [REMOVED]
                 size: 14GiB
                 capacity: 14GiB
                 capabilities: primary bootable fat initialized
                 configuration: FATs=2 filesystem=fat mount.fstype=vfat mount.options=rw,relatime,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro state=mounted

Discussion

mxiia, 2013/11/11 20:17

I have the x202e with an aftermarket SSD in it.

I installed Arch with Gnome 3 and everything that's been mentioned as “not working” somewhere here works flawlessly.

Brightness function keys work out of the box with my setup, I did have to install asus-screen-brightness from AUR back when I had my HDD and XFCE setup. Touchscreen works flawlessly with everything (even just X.org alone recognizes touch input).

gcb, 2013/09/28 18:08

I'm the one that created this entry but can't seem to remember my password…

just wanted to add a word of caution!

It has a proprietary power adapter!!!!

the power plug is something totally out of standards, it is ~4mm outside and ~1mm inside. I can't say for sure because I lost the original, and none of the universal ones have the correct sized adapter. I bought one way over priced from asus, and the plus is standard 4.8mm/1.7mm and so it does not work. I have no idea where to find an power adapter that works with this crap.

be warned.

Zerst, 2013/08/17 20:54

Linux Mint 15. Very big problems with UEFI and GPT partisions.
can`t configure dual-boot for windows 8.

Stef, 2013/06/12 16:03

Touch screen work on Debian 7.0 but you need a newer kernel. Version 3.9 includes the maxtouch drivers. Ethernet stopped working with the newer kernel but this can be fixed by installing compat-drivers: http://www.linuxfoundation.org/collaborate/workgroups/networking/alx

Stephen Haffner, 2014/04/04 02:39

There is also a new and working driver in the 3.10 kernel so compat drivers should not be necessary for ⇒3.10 (for those of you running more bleeding edge distros)

mutek, 2013/03/13 18:24

Asus S200
Debian 7
Kernel 3.2

Touchscreen does not work!!!

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