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Asus U35JC

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Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus U35JC laptop.
All of my testing has been on Arch Linux (x86 64).
Specifically, the product I am testing is the U35JC-XA1.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Asus U35Jc. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Asus U35Jc page on LapWik.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Asus U35Jc specifications page.

Name Asus U35JC
Processori3-370M
Screen13.3” HD (1366×768) Widescreen
RAM4Gb
HDD320Gb @ 5400rpm
Optical DriveN/A
GraphicsDouble GPU : Nvidia Geforce G 310M and Chipset Intel GMA HD (Optimus)
Network Attansic Technology Corp
Network Wifi Atheros Communications AR9285

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes (with recent kernel) Using stock kernel with CK patchset. Config is posted below.
ScreenYesSee notes
HDDYes
Optical DriveN/A
GraphicsTested OK with recent kernel on intel chip, nvidia not workingSee notes
SoundYes Works
EthernetYes
WirelessYes
BluetoothYes
56K ModemNot tested
USBYes
FirewireN/A
Card ReaderYes
ExpressCard SlotN/A
CameraOK with v4l2, upside-down in skype
Suspend/hibernateYesTweaks needed, see notes

Notes

Graphic Drivers

I am using xf86-video-intel-git on the AUR, and it's working nicely. I recommend disabling the 310m card by following the recommendations on this forum. It will improve battery life.

Suspend/hibernate

Suspend doesn’t work out of the box because of a problem with the USB buses, we need to disable them before going to sleep.

We also need to switch the nvidia card back on before suspending, or it becomes impossible to switch it off with acpi_call after two suspend cycles.

Create a file named /etc/pm/sleep.d/20_custom-asus-u35jc and paste this script:
http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=TLzrmJHg (as stated on the forum link above).
Be sure to make it an executable with `chmod +x /etc/pm/sleep.d/20_custom-asus-u35jc`

Summary

With a little tweaking, you should pretty much have everything working if it doesn't work right out-of-the-box. This is a great Linux laptop.


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asus_u35jc.txt · Last modified: 2011/08/14 12:59 by 67.174.192.144
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