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Asus UL30Vt


This is the first edition of a guide to running Linux with the Asus UL30Vt laptop. If you have the Asus UL30Vt and are running Linux on it please consider editing this page or adding a comment below with your compatibility details. By contributing you will help other people running this laptop or trying to make a decision on whether to buy it or not.

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For full specifications see the Asus UL30Vt specifications page.

NameAsus UL30Vt
ProcessorIntel® Core™2 Duo Processor SU7300 : 1.4 GHz
Intel® Celeron® Processor SU2300/743 : 1.2 GHz
Screen13.3“ (1366×768) Widescreen
RAMUp to 4GB
HDD250GB to 500GB
Optical DriveNone
GraphicsIntel GMA 4500MHD
NVIDIA® GeForce® G 210M
Network10/100 Ethernet
Intel® WiFi Link 1000 802.11 b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

GraphicsWorking Switcheroo not tested
HDMIWorks only with the NVIDIA® card
Card ReaderWorking
WebcamWorking Upside-down issue


Running on Fedora 13 (Goddard) 64bit
Kernel: Linux 2.6.33
Compiz working as well


Everything working so far on the UL30Vt with the SU7300@1,3GHz, 4GB RAM and a 500GB HDD.


Guillaume Kulakowski


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TimA, 2011/12/09 16:45

Wireless not working for me. I have windows completely uninstalled and running ubuntu 11.10. Any idea how to fix. “lshw -C Network says” “*-network UNCLAIMED”. Here is a link to my full dump of my bug report on ubuntu forums really need some help here.
Thanks all!

Vella, 2011/10/14 20:36

Asus X32a on Mint Katya Skype video is upside down, on Ubuntu 11.10 in Cheese also while taking photo - picture was mirrored not right way round, result was fine though. don't have HDMI to check (. Brightness is a problem too, has anyone fixed it?

Scott Maines, 2010/12/13 17:43

Re upside-down webcam issue:

I am running Fedora 12 (Constantine) on my ul30v-a1. I have experienced the upside-down webcam issue, but only on Skype- the Cheese application, for example, works correctly. The issue was resolved by installing the correct 32-bit libraries. The Skype client is still only 32-bit, and the lists of necessary 32-bit libraries indicated in various on-line posts was incomplete, meaning that Skype worked, but video chat was upside-down. Installing the missing 32-bit library, libv4l, fixed my problem.

Good Luck,


Martin Gifford, 2010/12/05 01:15

Many versions of this laptop have Athereos wifi and network cards which don't work when installing Mint cos Mint wants an internet connection before it will instal.

kurosch, 2011/06/23 20:38

LMDE (linux mint debian edition just installs right no problem here)

Martin Gifford, 2011/10/31 07:41

Thanks, I will give it a try.

Yarr, 2010/10/28 16:36

Bluetooth works under both Ubuntu 10.10 and Fedora 13. Both 64-bit versions.

Petter, 2010/07/18 08:14

works great on ubuntu 10.04 lucid, only problem is brightness control (doesnt work). With the use of the Nvidia card under SATA compatability mode brightness can be set via the power manager but the start from sleep is much slower than when using intel graphics, guess it is because the drive uses a slower protocol. Hope it is fixed later by some update or handy user ;)
using kernel update 2.6.34

Hannes, 2010/09/10 12:04

Petter, have you tested HDMI and bluetooth? Not that i think of a reason it shouldn't work, but still, it'd be nice to get it checked off in the “compatibility list”.


Gregor Shapiro, 2010/12/02 16:49

HDMI does not work fro me “out of the box”
Linux 10.04

kurosch, 2011/06/23 20:42

you can change the bios settings for sata from enhanced to compatibility so the intel graphics is off and the nvidia on.

hdmi → nvidia
vga → intel

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