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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus X54C laptop. If you have the Asus X54C 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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|Processor||Intel Core i3 Processor
Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor
Intel Celeron Dual-Core Processor
|Screen||15.6” 1366×768 Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 8GB|
|HDD||Up to 750GB|
|USB||1 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics 3000
Intel HD Graphics
|HDD||Works||You must set the disk to not make a park heads every 3 seconds, with hdparm.|
|Bluetooth||Not Tested||Some model does not contain bluetooth chip.|
|USB||Works||Not tested with a USB 3.0 device, but the two USB 2.0 ports work properly.|
Running Gentoo Linux, have everything working, except for webcam, working on that right now. Brand new fresh install today, on 6 GB of RAM, Intel Pentium dual-core processor. Touchpad, function keys, brightness, volume, scrolling all works perfectly. X.org works out of the box, running on XFCE, frambuffer support on tty works great, video card works prerfectly. Will update again soon with everything else. -anakin
After looking around on Google, I found what needs to be set in the kernel for the webcam to work in Gentoo. And after a recompile it works. So in my opinion, it should work on generic distros, such as Fedora, Ubuntu, should work out of the box. Wi-fi works, and everything works great. -anakin
Running vanilla Ubuntu 12.04, works just fine except for the special function keys. Webcam, wireless, sound, and everything work fine. tried Crunchbang and Puppy both a little while ago and neither worked with all components, particularly the wireless card. I don't particularly like core Ubuntu so I hope I can get Crunchbang to work with it soon, I'll update then when i do.
The special-function keys that control the wifi, the screen, VGA & HDMI output mode, toggle touchpad, volume, work properly. The functions used by the asus software (in Windows, via FN+C or FN+V) will not work, of course. The multimedia functions (play, stop, next and previous) reading work.