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Asus X59Sr


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus X59Sr laptop.

This guide is intended to provide you details on how well this laptop works with Linux and which modules you need to configure. For details on how to actually install and configure the required modules have a look at our guides section for distribution specific instructions.

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For full specifications see the Asus X59Sr specifications page.

NameAsus X59Sr
ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo
Screen15.4“ WXGA or WXGA+ Widescreen
RAMUp to 4GB
HDD160GB to 320GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsATI Mobility™ Radeon® HD 3470
NetworkEthernet, 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth (Optional)

Linux Compatibility

Optical Driveworks
56K ModemNot Tested
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderxD,SD: works; other: Not Tested
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested


Tested on 9.04 and 9.10. Wireless works perfectly although the LED indicator doesn't light up. Compiz works great with ATI proprietery drivers. Web camera shows the picture upside down. Haven't found a workaround though you can compensate for that in Cheese program by selecting Vertical flip in Effects. But there is a patch for UVC kernel module which fix it.


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julia, 2014/08/09 07:40

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Macro, 2010/05/02 20:33

after upgrading to ubuntu 9.1 64 bit my sounddriver started working, but some stuff didnt, hat a lot problems upgradig packets. now i upgraded the working installation from 9.1 to 10.4 but it broke down, so i reinstalled it without upgrading to 10.4 and it works very well, network/wlandrivers, everything fine. still happy with it.

yannick, 2010/04/26 14:01

Debian net install does not work due to network. I guess It is because of the ethernet card network drivers. I also tried with the WIFI with the wifi drivers added manualy through the “advanced install” with the same results.
I confirm, the Ubuntu 9.01 seems to work quite well though.
I will try the Debian lenny install with the complete distribution.

Dirk Jan, 2009/11/13 07:31

Asus X59SL, same specs as above.

Used with Ubuntu 8.04, 8.10, 9.04 (all 32bit) and now 9.10 (64bit)

From 9.04 on all hardware is supported out of the box. 8.04 and 8.10 had issues with WLAN and Card reader. WLAN issue was resolved by downloading and compiling ATH5K driver.

Used to be dual boot with Vista.

Macro, 2009/11/08 21:10

Im very happy with Ubuntu 8.04.3 on this laptop. The only thing I cant force to work is the sound, havent found any driver jet. Jep, I still cant use the built in 4GB ram, but that doesnt matter, 3GB is far enough to work with. I recommend this laptop.

Asus X59SR running Fedora, 2009/11/02 22:23

This laptop works exceptionally well with Fedora. I'm very happy with it. (Do downgrade Udev, though.) The card reader and wireless work flawlessly. Highly recommended.

Samuelion, 2009/07/19 09:01

Asus core 2 Duo P8400, HD: 320GB else my specs are the same as above.

Works quite well under linux, tried debian, ubuntu and archlinux.
Some problems with Wifi: Cannot connect cause of time out. No solutions found at the moment.
Some problems with Ethernet: works well under 32bits environment, doesn't work at the moment under 64bits environment with more than 3GB of ram. Actual hack is to pass “mem=3G” option to the kernel line in grub.

Not tested webcam and bluetooth.

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