How do you rate this laptop with Linux?
18% (3)
76% (13)
6% (1)
0% (0)
0% (0)

Asus X401A


This is a template for a future compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus X401A laptop. If you have the Asus X401A 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.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Asus X401A. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Asus X401A page on LapWik.

Editing This Page

If you would like to edit this page please first view our Editing Guidelines.


For full specifications see the Asus X401A specifications page.

NameAsus X401A
ProcessorIntel Core i3 Processor
Intel Celeron Dual-Core Processor
Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor
Screen14.0“ 16:9 HD (1366×768) LED Backlight
RAMUp to 4GB
HDD500GB 5400rpm
320GB 5400rpm
Optical DriveNo

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorNot Tested
ScreenNot Tested
HDDNot Tested
Graphics ChipNot Tested
VGA OutNot Tested
Display PortNot Tested
SoundNot Tested
MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone PortNot Tested
Microphone-In PortNot Tested
Line-In PortNot Tested
EthernetNot Tested
WirelessNot Tested
BluetoothNot Tested
USBNot Tested
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested
KeyboardNot Tested
TouchPadNot Tested
Suspend/ResumeNot Tested


You can enter any specific notes with running Linux on the Asus X401A here.


You can enter a summary of how well the Asus X401A works with Linux here.


polo outlet, 2014/12/16 09:44

julia, 2014/08/14 10:50

This mod will never come out .
<a href=“”></a> | <br>
<a href=“”>benwebmaster</a> | <br>
<a href=“”>wrwelcomehome</a> | <br>
<a href=“”></a> | <br>
<a href=“”></a> | <br>
<a href=“”></a> | <br>
<a href=“ ”> </a> | <br>
<a href=“”>bestof-denver</a> | <br>
<a href=“”>xpressionsbysarah</a> | <br>
<a href=“”></a> | <br>

Dodi, 2013/12/26 23:26

Same with Linux Mint 15.
HDMI works, havent tested USB 3.0 either.
cant get 3 finger swipe to work…
Wifi is unstable, it gets better disabling power management:
sleep 10
iwconfig wlan0 power off
in /etc/rc.local
Battery drains quicker than in w7.
Otherwise it works well

Jose Cardenas, 2013/09/22 05:03

Using Lubuntu 13.04,

I have no issues so far (though I'm new into Linux) with regards of drivers, I've installed Skype and made some videocalls with success, I haven't got the chance to try the HDMI yet and I'm not sure if the USB 3.0 works. However the one thing I've noticed is that I've lost the pinch/zoom and other multi-touch capabilities from the mousepad. Appart from that I really like it, no regret of leaving Windows behind :)

André, 2013/05/21 08:38

Using Xubuntu 13.04 without any problem so far. ACPI, suspend, w-lan, blue function-buttons, sound, 3D-display driver, all ok.

Martin Benson, 2013/04/15 06:19

Using Kubuntu 12.10. Probably a problem with other Ubunti.

Wireless is unreliable “out of the box” - keeps disconnecting. The solution (not a good one) is to change the wireless basestation to do bg mixed or g only - not bgn.

Enter your comment. Wiki syntax is allowed:
If you can't read the letters on the image, download this .wav file to get them read to you.
asus_x401a.txt · Last modified: 2013/01/03 20:31 by
Contact Us Sister Sites Privacy Policy Terms of Use
Copyright © 2006-2013 and other authors