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Asus TAICHI 31


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus TAICHI 31 laptop. If you have the Asus TAICHI 31 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 TAICHI 31 specifications page.

NameAsus TAICHI 31
ProcessorIntel Core i7 3537U /3517U Processor
Intel Core i5 3317U Processor
Screen13.3“ 1920×1080 Widescreen
RAMUp to 4GB
HDDUp to 256GB
Optical DriveNone
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 4000
NetworkNo Ethernet
Integrated 802.11 a/b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

ScreenPartialExternal screen doesn't work
Touch ScreenWorks
Graphics ChipWorks
VGA OutWorks
HDMI OutNot Tested
Bulti-in MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone JackWorks
Microphone JackNot Tested
BluetoothNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
Touch PadWorks


About external screen: it is visible with KDE screen settings utility, enableable, configurable, just shows nothing. There are some unknown USB device, maybe it controls second screen, maybe not. ASUS's screen control utility isn't runnable with wine, it seems, maybe it need to be decompiled.



Dmitry Ovs, 2017/05/22 15:38

How long is battery life on linux? Is it more energoeffective than windows?

David Jones, 2015/08/06 01:53

I installed Mint 17.2. No Problems. Both displays have video at the exact time, the touch works perfectly, and it is faster and looks better than Windows 10. “Turning off” the second display in settings does not turn off the backlight on the screen. 180 degree rotation works when you need it. The only problem I experienced was with the Wi-fi that needs IPv6 disabled to work properly. Overall, very happy and happy to return to the Linux world after the initial purchase of this computer last fall.

aaftab, 2014/05/16 14:48

i installed ubuntu 14 on taichi 31 ,and my second screen is not working even in windows .. plz help me with this

Eberhard, 2013/06/20 16:03

I started to run Linux Mint 15 (Cinnamon) on the Taichi 31.
I dual boot with the original Win8. I made two partitions for Linux (/ and /boot) and used Ubuntu Boot Repair (live distro) to get Mint into the UEFI menu.
External screen is working, when you start Mint with a closed lid. As Mint is the first entry in the UEFI menu this works fine until login. Login with lid half closed works. Then you can change settings for the two displays, use both, rotate one …
When you use the switch to switch off the external display it does not switch on again with switching on the key.
I got the touch screen working (finger only) with the xinput command: xinput set-prop “N-trig DuoSense” “Device Enabled” 1
You may switch it off first (0 at the end of the command).
I was not able jet to get it rotate with the screen.
At least there is a chance to get the Taichi fully working under Linux. I search further for:
- enabling / disabling the external screen even when booted with lid open
- enabling touch screen before the login screen appears
- enabling virtual keyboard for the login screen
- rotating the touch screen to match the screen's rotation
- enabling boot selection from the UEFI menu to bbot into different systems without opening the lid (e.g. selection by volume keys and confirmation by ???)

Artem Grunichev, 2013/07/26 11:03

it's strange. I have installed Arch linux, added it to UEFI menu, it works great. But, when I start Taichi closed, external screen shows nothing, and system failed to load (it “loading ram disk” forever)

Artem Grunichev, 2013/11/25 10:09

Sorry, that was because screen was broken. Now it works just like yours.

Rob Smith, 2013/11/27 18:03

Thanks for posting your experiences guys, I'm keen to get my Taichi working fully under Linux as well.

Artem, could you elaborate a little on what was wrong with your screen? I could not get Ubuntu to boot with the lid closed. No error, it just froze until I hit Ctrl-Alt-Del every time. It boots fine with the lid open. I'm wondering now if that's the same behavior you experienced? Was it a hardware fault?

I may have to return my Taichi under RMA anyway. The latest is that last night an area of the touch screen (a horizontal strip in the lower half of the touch screen) stopped responding to touch. This was in Windows. :-(

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