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Asus U35F

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus U35F laptop.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Asus U35F. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Asus U35F page on LapWik.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Asus U35F specifications page.

NameAsus U35F
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i3 Processor 370M : 2.4 GHz
Screen13.3” (1366×768) Widescreen, glossy, limited viewing angles
RAMUp to 4GB
HDD320GB to 640GB
GraphicsIntel® GMA HD
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
802.11 b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorksPower-saving features not enabled by default in ubuntu lucid
ScreenWorks
TouchpadWorksRecognized as “ImPS/2 Logitech Wheel Mouse” under kernel 2.6.32, so touchpad is not configurable from within ubuntu lucid; upgrade to kernel 2.6.35 to configure the touchpad
HDDWorks
Optical DriveN/A
GraphicsWorks
SoundWorksTo get microphone input working with skype, run gnome-sound-recorder first. I'm sure there's a better way, but this is my current workaround.
EthernetWorks
WirelessWorks
BluetoothNot Tested
ModemNot Tested
USBWorks
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamWorksThis page describes how to fix upside-down video: https://lists.launchpad.net/asus-ul30/msg00360.html

Notes

Had to follow these instructions to get suspend-to-RAM working:

http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-1444822.html

Power-Saving

To address the power usage problem, I have had some success installing this kernel:

https://launchpad.net/~brian-rogers/+archive/power

I also disabled “turbo” mode in the BIOS. No idea if that had any effect.

I am down to 8 watts (over 8 hours estimated battery life) with laptop-mode-tools turning off the hard drive and screen brightness all the way down.

Many of these notes seem relevant:

http://www.korecky.org/?p=307&langswitch_lang=en

Summary


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