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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus U35F laptop.
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For full specifications see the Asus U35F specifications page.
|Processor||Intel® Core™ i3 Processor 370M : 2.4 GHz|
|Screen||13.3” (1366×768) Widescreen, glossy, limited viewing angles|
|RAM||Up to 4GB|
|HDD||320GB to 640GB|
|Graphics||Intel® GMA HD|
|Processor||Works||Power-saving features not enabled by default in ubuntu lucid|
|Touchpad||Works||Recognized 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|
|Sound||Works||To 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.|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
|Webcam||Works||This page describes how to fix upside-down video: https://lists.launchpad.net/asus-ul30/msg00360.html|
Had to follow these instructions to get suspend-to-RAM working:
To address the power usage problem, I have had some success installing this kernel:
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: