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ASUS Transformer Book T101HA

Introduction

Asus Transformer Book T101HA runs pretty well with Xubuntu 18.04 LTS 64 bit, with kernel 4.15. Some component needs some config to work. Please see the compatibility list and Notes below.

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Specifications

For official specifications see the ASUS Transformer Book T101HA specifications page.

NameASUS Transformer Book T101HA
ProcessorIntel Cherry Trail Quad Core x5-Z8350 1.44 GHz (Turbo 1.92 GHz) Processor (wikichip)
Screen10.1 inches
1280×800 pixels
RAM2GB
HDDeMMC 64GB
Optical DriveNo
GraphicsIntegrated GPU
NetworkQualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac
Integrated 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Integrated Bluetooth V4.1
DimensionsTablet: 261 x 175 x 9 mm (10.27 x 6.88 x 0.35 inch) (WxHxD)
Dock: 261 x 175 x 10 mm (10.27 x 6.88 x 0.39 inch) (WxDxH)
WeightTablet: 580 g
Dock: 500 g

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYesOut of box
ScreenYesOut of box, need rotate 90 degree
Touch ScreenpartialOut of box, no multi-touch, single point only, need rotate
Screen backlightYesneed to put modules into initrd
HotkeyspartialOut of box, only vol up/down and screen switching works
ButtonsYesOut of box, vol up/down and power buttons all works
eMMCYesOut of box
Graphics ChipYesOut of box
micro-HDMI OutNot Tested
SoundpartialOut of box, build-in speaker only
MicrophoneNo
COMBO audio Port Headphone-OutNoalways show “unplugged” and no sound
COMBO audio Port Microphone-InNot Tested
EthernetDon't have
WirelessYesOut of box
BluetoothYesOut of box
USB 2.0YesOut of box
USB 3.0Don't have
Card ReaderYesOut of box
WebcamNo
KeyboardYesOut of box
TouchPadYesOut of box, two finger scroll works
Docking StationYes This is only Keyboard + TouchPad, no battery
Fingerprint ReaderDon't have
GPSDon't have
AccelerometerYesOut of box, 3-axis
GyroscopeYesOut of box, 3-axis
Suspend/ResumeyesOut of box

Notes

Installation was very easy, just disable Secure Boot and install 64bit version as normal.

Following setting method base on Ubuntu 18.04, you may need to figure out equally setting method on your Distro.

Screen rotate

for X, run as user:

xinput set-prop 'SIS0457:00 0457:11ED' 'Coordinate Transformation Matrix' 0 1 0 -1 0 1 0 0 1 # touch screen
xrandr --output 'DSI-1' --rotate right # screen

for kernel console:
edit /etc/default/grub, add fbcon=rotate:1 to line:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"

like

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash fbcon=rotate:1"

run command to update bootloader: sudo update-grub

Sound

edit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf and add the line:

blacklist snd_hdmi_lpe_audio

Screen backlight

edit /etc/initramfs-tools/modules and add the following 2 lines :

pwm-lpss
pwm-lpss-platform

create /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/noresume.conf and add the following 2 lines if only use zram :

# Disable resume (this system has no swap/only zram)
RESUME=none

run command to update initrd: sudo update-initramfs -u
after reboot, changing backlight should work. (change via hotkeys still not work)

zram

Beacuse only non-extendable 2G RAM, I'm recommending using zram.

  1. install zram-config: sudo apt install zram-config
  2. edit /usr/bin/init-zram-swapping, let zram won't use up all cpu cause lag
# load dependency modules
NRDEVICES=$(grep -c ^processor /proc/cpuinfo | sed 's/^0$/1/')

to

# load dependency modules
#NRDEVICES=$(grep -c ^processor /proc/cpuinfo | sed 's/^0$/1/')
NRDEVICES=1

other scripts/tools

I'll put on my github: https://github.com/cs8425/asus-t101ha

Summary

I'm very happy with this device, performers pretty well with Xubuntu 18.04 LTS, only Headphone jack not work and 2G RAM would be a little painful. I've removed some hardware and functions from the table that the Transformer Book doesn't have, to avoid confusions. So whatever you don't see doesn't exist.


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asus_transformer_book_t101ha.txt · Last modified: 2018/11/09 22:04 by 122.116.135.146
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