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This is a template for a future compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus Transformer Book TX300 laptop. If you have the Asus Transformer Book TX300 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 Transformer Book TX300 specifications page.
|Name||Asus Transformer Book TX300|
|Processor||Intel Core i7 3517U Processor
Intel Core i5 3317U Processor
|Screen||13.3“ 1920×1080 Widescreen|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics 4000|
|Processor||OK w/Ubuntu 13.04|
|Touch Screen||OK with multitouch w/Ubuntu 13.04||X has issues with touch, fixed version at https://launchpad.net/~till-kamppeter/+archive/ppa ; Gnome-shell top line touch fails, patch to /usr/share/gnome-shell at https://bug697192.bugzilla-attachments.gnome.org/attachment.cgi?id=245495|
|Screen||OK w/Ubuntu 13.04|
|HDD||OK w/Ubuntu 13.04|
|Graphics Chip||OK w/Ubuntu 13.04|
|Internal display||Problems with certain Linux kernel versions||No image on internal display on mainline kernel released after May 4, 2013 (3.10 and 3.11 versions) and before kernel versions 3.11.9 and 3.12, fixed in 3.11.9 and 3.12.|
|HDMI Out||OK w/Ubuntu 13.04|
|DisplayPort||VGA OK w/Ubuntu 13.04 and Apple converter; Can't get a HDMI signal neither on Linux nor on Win8||See comment about external displays|
|Sound(tablet speakers)||OK w/Ubuntu 13.04|
|Sound(tablet HDMI)||OK w/Ubuntu 13.04|
|Sound(dock speakers)||Doesn't work w/Ubuntu 13.04||Can be made to work from user-mode with # ./hda-verb /dev/snd/hwC0D0 0x01b SET_PIN_WIDGET_CONTROL 0x40 and some other settings, kernel fix in progress, see https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=59791 UPDATE: fix in kernel since 3.12-rc1|
|Sound(dock DisplayPort)||Not Tested|
|Built-in Microphone||OK, works|
|Headphone Jack||OK with Ubuntu 13.04, gnome3 GUI also detects|
|Microphone Jack||Didn't get to work||From some googling, apparently software-switchable combo (apparently meaning either headphones or mic, not headset combo) jack, not sure how to use, didn't find even how to use with win8|
|Wireless||Very poor reception sensitivity w/Ubuntu 13.04||driver bug at 2013-05-29, fix available 2013-06-13, see discussion|
|Bluetooth||Kernels before 2013-06-15: Device is shown, but doesn't find other devices with GUI or hcitool scan, after that date patch available||Support added to kernel in June 2013, patch at https://bugzilla.kernel.org/process_bug.cgi tested to work with 3.9.6|
|USB||Hid device OK w/Ubuntu 13.04||other USB funct. Not Tested|
|Card Reader||OK w/Ubuntu 13.04, both the tablet microSD & dock SD work (kernel 3.9.6).|
|Webcam||OK with luvcview w/Ubuntu 13.04|
|Docking Station||HDD, kb, touchpad & USB OK w/Ubuntu 13.04|
|Touch Pad||OK w/Ubuntu 13.04, also multitouch|
|Suspend/Resume||OK w/Ubuntu 13.04||UUID needs to be told to resume, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UsingUUID|
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