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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus U36JC laptop.
This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Asus U36JC. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Asus U36JC page on LapWik.
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For full specifications see the Asus U36JC specifications page.
|Processor||Intel® Core™ i5 460M/480M 2.66 GHz ~ 2.53 GHz
Intel® Core™ i3 380M/390M 2.53 GHz
|Screen||13.3” (1366×768) Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 4GB|
|HDD||up to 640GB|
|Graphics||NVIDIA® GeForce® 310M|
802.11 b/g/n or 802.11 b/g
|Sound||Works||(was marked “partial” before (typo?), please test!)|
|Bluetooth||Works||Works with kernel 3.0 or greater|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
This laptop uses the “Optimus” NVIDIA feature to include both Intel and NVIDIA graphics in the laptop. This feature doesn't work properly with Linux yet so your best bet is to disable the NVIDIA portion and stick with the Intel. Here are the instruction in doing so (thanks to Peter for pointing this out):
Follow these instruction to get USB3.0 working:
This may not be necessary in future Linux kernels.
A bit of work is required to get the Asus U36JC functioning properly but for the most part it works well.