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Asus UX50V


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus UX50V laptop.

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For full specifications see the Asus UX50V specifications page.

NameAsus UX50V
ProcessorIntel® Core™2 Duo Processor SU9600/SU9400 : 1.6 GHz - 1.4 GHz,
Intel® Core™ Solo Processor SU3500/SU3300 : 1.4 GHz - 1.2 GHz,
Intel® Pentium® M Processor SU2700 : 1.3 GHz
Screen15.6“ 1366 x 768 Widescreen
RAMUp to 4GB
HDD320GB to 500GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce® G 105M
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5100 ABGN

Linux Compatibility

Tested on Ubuntu 9.04

Optical Driveok
GraphicsbadThe intel chipset works, but the Nvidia doesn't
EthernetokHad to do a little tweaking to get wireles to work
BluetoothNot TestedNatively detected
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested


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arash, 2010/10/24 15:28

i using ubuntu 10.04 and my ux50v has not any problem with linux only problem is linux can not detect ambed light sensor:-o LOL forgive me for bad engilish languaFIXMEge

kcghost, 2010/02/28 20:19

I should note that in 9.10 wireless works no problem.

USB and hotpluggable devices do not recognize because udevd is busy all the time, hogging up the CPU. The reason it is so busy is because the i915 Intel driver is buggy, if you use vesa or if we can ever get the Nvidia driver to work then it is fine. There are patches available for the intel driver I am not sure if they work.

kcghost, 2010/02/28 15:52

Ubuntu 9.10: Nvidia proprietary drivers do not work, needed to append i915.modeset=0 to kernel line for grub to start reliably (weird intermittent problem). Problems with USB, cannot recognize my flash drive, no matter which of the three ports I try. And the keyboard backlight doesn't work. Anyone else have problems with the USB and/or have gotten it to work?

cpkellen, 2010/02/02 07:48

Has anyone gotten the Nvidia card to run on any version of linux and if so how? I'm currently running ubuntu 9.10 and it is not recognized. The graphics are terrible now since the cpu is doing all the graphics processing. Please, this is really frustrating.

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