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Asus UL80Jt


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus UL80Jt laptop.

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For full specifications see the Asus UL80Jt specifications page.

NameAsus UL80Jt
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i5 Processor 520UM : 1.06 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 1.86 GHz;
Screen14” (1366×768) Widescreen
RAMUp to 4GB
HDD250GB to 640GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce® 310M
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
802.11 b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

Optical Driveworks
GraphicsworksEven optimus works with bumblebee
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested



So far, my ul80jt is flawless on linux, with the exception of suspend to ram and hibernate – still working on that – please post if you got it working…


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cessanfrancisco, 2013/10/19 03:04

A few months ago I installed Mint 15 KDE on this machine and it works like a dream. Everything just works! Simple.

dilli ram poudel, 2011/11/24 12:18

for anyone who have trouble with suspend hibernate, the instructions in this <> page with the code from Step 2 (i didn't try Step 2 old though), works well.

Valeriy Fedotov, 2011/10/15 21:09

The hibernate issue on Ubuntu can be fixed in this way:

Works for my Asus Ul80jt on Ubuntu 11.10

fullhouse, 2011/05/16 15:22

Running Ubuntu 10.10 - Maverick.

No video support for optimus but intel driver works pretty well. Do not install the nvidia driver if you have optimus and no option to manually set card type in BIOS or it wont work.

It would be really nice if power management could match windows 7…(should be exceeding it?). I find that kind of funny that I can get almost 3x the battery life on windows than linux rofl.

I've heard bad things about hibernate and I know from experience that it locks on either suspend or hibernate when the lid closes under Ubuntu, whatever the default setup is. Currently have it turning off lid on close but would prefer to be able to manually suspend/hibernate in the future. (looking into it)

**Really hope the above fixes the bs with the IRQ problems. That would be wonderful because frankly I'm getting fed up at having WIRELESS issues on an expensive and otherwise almost flawless laptop. Hopefully I won't have to return it like so many others because of this. We'll see.

dilli ram poudel, 2011/11/24 12:23

i use both windows 7 and ubuntu oneiric ocelot in mu asus ul80jt. as u pointed out, video quality in linux is not in any way comparable to that in windows because i can't use my nvidia card as it has that rascal OPTIMUS. IS THERE A WAY TO USE THAT?. i have read and found here and there about using Ironhide. but i am quite busy to try that.
and about the power management, it's horrible in linux. i experienced ditto as you. i hope this will be solved.

dilli ram poudel, 2012/02/18 07:17

if u need to use nvidia graphics and don care about power management, enabling graphics card to others (other than win vista/7) from the bios settings and installing propietary drivers will let u use the nvidia graphics at its fullest.
if u need optimus, u can try bumblebee 3.0 and it works fine, but u have to call urself to which card should be used by a particular program.

slac-in-the-box, 2010/10/11 00:31

Running slackware64-13.1, I had problems with IRQ's being randomly disabled, causing things like wifi, or the keyboard to randomly stop working.

On close inspection of bios settings, I noticed option to set vga controller for windows or for other os. After setting this option for “other os” no longer have IRQ problem, and wifi is no longer erratic.

slac-in-the-box, 2011/03/30 17:19

I thought sound was working flawlessly, until I tried to plug some headphones in…
to get headphones working, I had to add this line to /etc/modprobe.d/sound.conf:

options snd-hda-intel model=auto

After that, sound worked flawlessly too!

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