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Asus VivoBook S400CA

Introduction

This is a template for a future compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus VivoBook S400CA laptop. If you have the Asus VivoBook S400CA 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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Specifications

For full specifications see the Asus VivoBook S400CA specifications page.

NameAsus VivoBook S400CA
ProcessorIntel Core i7 3517U Processor
Intel Core i5 3317U Processor
Intel Core i3 3217U /2365U Processor
Intel ULV Pentium 987 Processor
Intel ULV Celeron 847 Processor
Screen14“ 1366×768 Widescreen
RAMUp to 4GB
HDDUp to 500GB
Optical DriveNone
GraphicsIntegrated Intel HD Graphics 4000
Integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000
Integrated Intel HD Graphics
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
802.11 b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
Touch ScreenYes
ScreenYes
HDDYes
Graphics ChipYes
VGA OutNot Tested
HDMI OutNot Tested
SoundYes
Bulti-in MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone JackYes
Microphone JackNot Tested
EthernetYes
WirelessPartialUnstable
BluetoothNot Tested
USBYes
Card ReaderYes
WebcamYes
Touch PadYes
Suspend/ResumeYes

Notes

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Summary

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Discussion

Aaron D. Campbell, 2014/06/17 17:09

Everything has worked perfectly for me with the exception of the mic using the combo jack. I added that here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2230136&p=13052177

It would be nice to have some good gestures to use with the touchscreen, but coming form a non-touchscreen I'm not really missing them and the touchscreen clearly WORKS just fine.

Bruce Dunn, 2014/04/25 15:40

When the Asus Vivobook 400CA came out, there was a problem with Linux in that the WiFi showed very low signal strength and the computer had to be in the same room as the WiFi router to get a connection. This problem was not restricted to this computer, but was present in a number of machines from different manufacturers. In the last half of 2013 the problem was traced to a bug in the driver for the wireless chipset, which was fixed.

with Ubuntu 13.03 and 13.10, the touchscreen would stop responding after a while to taps meant to execute or select something. This is a bug in the driver for the touchscreen. Rebooting brings back the correct operation of the touchscreen. This problem appears to have been largely solved in Ubuntu 14.04, although my machine will still occasionally have touchscreen issues - these may be related to loss of function after the operating system is suspended.

Touchscreen operation is still a bit difficult, as Linux in general has no way using the touchscreen alone to execute the equivalent of a mouse right click. Windows 8 handles this by treating a long touch without movement as a right click, and popping up a right click menu.

Touchscreen operation in Firefox is aided by installing the add-on Grab and Drag.

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