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Asus U32U

Introduction

A decent laptop good value for the money one big question mark is the ATI graphics card

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Asus U32U. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Asus U32U page on LapWik.

Author(s)

Peter Holmberg

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Asus U32U specifications page.

NameAsus U32U
ProcessorAMD Fusion APU E-450/C-60/C-50 Processor
Screen13.3“ 1366×768 Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDDUp to 500GB
Optical DriveNone
GraphicsAMD Radeon HD 6320 Built-in E-450
AMD Radeon HD 6290 Built-in C-60
AMD Radeon HD 6250 Built-in C-50
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
802.11 b/g/n
Card readerSD/MMC/MS

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
HDDYes
Graphics ChipNot Tested*
VGA OutNot Tested
HDMI OutNot Tested
SoundNot Tested
Bulti-in MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone JackNot Tested
Microphone JackNot Tested
EthernetYes
WirelessYes
USBNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamYes
Touch PadNot Tested
Suspend/ResumeNot Tested

Notes

Tested with Debian Wheezy.
* glxinfo | grep rendering
direct rendering: Yes
glxgears
846 frames in 5.0 seconds = 169.157 FPS
916 frames in 5.0 seconds = 183.074 FPS
767 frames in 5.0 seconds = 153.344 FPS

Asus U32U-RX028V

Author(s)

Victor

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
HDDYes
Graphics Chip (AMD Radeon HD 6320)Yes/No 1080p with VLC works, flash doesn't(*1)
VGA OutYes
HDMI OutYes
SoundYes
Bulti-in MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone JackYesModification needed (*2)
Microphone JackNot tested
EthernetYes
WirelessYes
USBYes USB 3.0 works out of the box
Card ReaderYesInstallation needed (*3)
WebcamYes
Touch PadYes Mutlitouch works
Suspend/Resume Yes
Fn keys Yes Wireless in buggy (use the interface rather than the FN key)

Notes

(*1) Installing graphic drivers is a shame. I still did not get flash videos working seemlessely even in 480p

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/ATI

Tested with Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS
* glxinfo | grep rendering
direct rendering: Yes
glxgears
300 frames in 5.0 seconds = 59.955 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.021 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.020 FPS

(*2) In a terminal make sure all levels are not set to minimum :
alsamixer

In a terminal :
gksu gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

Add at the end of the file :
options snd-hda-intel model=asus position_fix=0

alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
alias sound-slot-0 snd-hda-intel
alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0
alias sound-service-0-0 snd-mixer-oss
alias sound-service-0-1 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-3 snd-pcm-oss
alias sound-service-0-8 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-12 snd-pcm-oss

Reboot with jack connected, the jack should work perfeclty now

(*3) To install the card reader :
wget http://planet76.com/drivers/realtek/rts-bpp-dkms_1.1_all.deb
sudo apt-get install dkms
sudo dpkg -i rts-bpp-dkms_1.1_all.deb
echo 'DRIVERS==“rts_bpp”, ENV{ID_DRIVE_FLASH_SD}=“1”' | sudo tee -a /lib/udev/rules.d/81-udisks-realtek.rules

After reboot, the card reader works !


Discussion

Adam, 2013/06/16 10:32

With kernel lower than 3.9.5 wifi LED is constantly off

Bartek, 2013/04/29 21:47

I have a desktop with the same CPU/graphics card, flash videos work perfectly in HD with the opensource driver (kernel-3.7-10/mesa-9.0)

Victor, 2012/08/29 18:42

If you are able to play 720p or 1080p with flash please contact me :)

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