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Asus U43SD


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For full specifications see the Asus U43SD specifications page.

NameAsus U43SD
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i5 2410M
Intel® Core™ i3 2310M
Screen14“ (1366×768) Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDDup to 750GB
Optical DriveNone
GraphicsIntel® GMA HD
NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 520M
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
802.11 b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorYesTurbo mode works with acpi-cpufreq driver
GraphicsYesNVIDIA Optimus works with Bumblebee
ModemNot Tested
USB 2.0Yes
USB 3.0Not Tested
Card ReaderYes


You have to add “noapic” boot option. It will disable hibernation, but some kind of “sleep mode” still exists.


Despite boot problem, the Asus U43SD works quite well with Linux.


Luna Rountree  , 2015/02/15 23:10

Test with Ubuntu v.10.10 (x86 and amd64), Ubuntu v.10.04 (x86 and amd64), not working..
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Tomasz, 2013/09/20 16:11

Test with Linux Mint 13 Maya (Kernel: Linux 3.8.0-29-generic (x86_64)). Works with “noapic” boot option.

Alexander, 2012/01/06 19:42

Test with Ubuntu v.10.10 (x86 and amd64), Ubuntu v.10.04 (x86 and amd64), Kubuntu v.10.10 (x86 and amd64) and Debian v.6.0.3 (x86 and amd64). All are they are not working on tis laptop.

Vlad, 2011/08/06 12:07

Test this laptop with openSUSE-11.4-x86_64, Mandriva.2011.RC2.x86_64.2 & Fedora Core 15 x64. All they are not work on this laptop.

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