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Asus X54C


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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For full specifications see the Asus X54C specifications page.

NameAsus X54C
ProcessorIntel Core i3 Processor
Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor
Intel Celeron Dual-Core Processor
Screen15.6“ 1366×768 Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDDUp to 750GB
USB1 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 3000
Intel HD Graphics
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
802.11 b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

HDDWorks You must set the disk to not make a park heads every 3 seconds, with hdparm.
Optical DriveWorks
Graphics ChipWorks
VGA OutWorks
HDMI OutWorks
Bulti-in MicrophoneWorks
Headphone JackWorks
Microphone JackWorks
EthernetWorks WoL may not work
WirelessWorks LED state of wireless is functional on >=3.16 kernel or Ubuntu base (14.04)
BluetoothNot Tested Some model does not contain bluetooth chip.
USBWorks Not tested with a USB 3.0 device, but the two USB 2.0 ports work properly.
Card ReaderWorks
WebcamWorks Recognized natively.
Touch PadWorks


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. 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

-King Vitty
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.


Josh Walls, 2015/08/24 19:28

I am having trouble with installing grub. I can't seem too boot up or find a solution to this problem anywhere online. Why is my computer having such a hard time with this? Installs perfectly up until it try to get the boot loader.

L., 2015/07/26 10:08

I've tried different distros and still have the same problem.I've also looked at the so called solutions using lm-sensors and fancontrol. To no avail my laptop fan will not turn on. I took it apart and cleaned it, still nothing sensors do not pick it up… nothing. Its like it doesn't exist. Worked in windows so I don't know what the problem is, if anyone can help shoot me an email.

-Thanks L.

Alan Ian Ross, 2015/03/04 17:21

openSUSE 13.1 runs perfectly, with no issue whatsoever.
Fedora 19, idem.

salparadise, 2013/08/15 04:58

Distros I've tested on this machine (I pulled out the HD and replaced it with a 60GB SSD drive) - openSuse 12.3 - all OK: Manjaro 0.8.6 - all OK and lightning fast: Mint 14 & 15 OK - on Mint 14 I can install Steam for Windows under WINE and install and play windows games, no other distro I've yet come across will enable this on this machine: assorted Slackware's plus derivatives (Salix, Porteus & Slackel) - OK: Sabayon 13.08 - OK: Netrunner - OK: the most recent Kubuntu - OK.

jomcgre, 2013/08/15 02:55

Bought a referbished laptop to replace an old Gateway desktop. I had major issues with the reinstall of Windows 7 so I tried Linux mint 13 Mate. Mint worked perfectly with the only modification needed being the addition of the Chrome repository. I threw the windows disk out.

Irvandoval, 2013/07/07 01:53

Kubuntu 13.04 has a Ralink wireless issue but i found the solution

Mrinmoy, 2013/06/25 07:38

openSUSE 12.3 is running perfectly. No issue.

Teira, 2013/02/22 17:47

Fedora 18 running perfectly.Everything work!!

Celso, 2012/12/05 03:11

Running this computer with Linux Puppy Slako. Everything works OK with exception of the wireless network. I am currently looking for a linux Puppy .pet or driver setup to get it going

anibal, 2012/10/29 00:50

iam running the linux mint 13 on my x54c and it running fast now and faster then i first got it with windows so if you plan on put linux ill say mint 13 thanks anibal chicago illinois

salparadise, 2012/09/22 12:42

Currently running Slackware64 14 RC4 on mine. Everything worked out of the box apart from the touchpad which needed the kcm_touchpad package in order for it to be editable in KControlCenter.
The only thing I cannot sort out is the “disable touchpad when typing” facility.

A, 2012/11/16 06:06

Use a tools called touchpad indicator this will disable touchpad while trying

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