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Asus Zenbook UX32A


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus Zenbook UX32A laptop. If you have the Asus Zenbook UX32A 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 Zenbook UX32A specifications page.

NameAsus Zenbook UX32A
ProcessorIntel Core i5 3317U Processor
Intel Core i3 2367M Processor
Screen13.3“ 16:9 HD with EWV (1366 x 768)
RAMUp to 4GB
HDDUp to 500GB HDD RPM With 24 GB SSD
OR up to SSD
256GB RPM With 256 GB RAID0 Technology
Optical DriveNo
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 4000
Integrated 802.11 a/b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

HDDTestedNote: some models include an integrated SSD, depending on where you install linux, change the default boot config by pressing ESC on boot and choosing the appropriate drive
Graphics ChipInconclusiveNote: latest version of ubuntu makes the machine black screen during boot (there's a workaround (standby the laptop, when it wakes it works fine) but no fix). See:
VGA OutNot Tested
HDMI OutNot Tested
Display PortNot Tested
MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone PortNot Tested
Microphone-In PortNot Tested
Line-In PortNot Tested
BluetoothNot Tested
WWANNot Tested
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested
TouchPadTestedNote: works out of the box, but this touchpad has no physical button (it's all part of the trackpad surface), so it's inconvenient to use. There's a fix for this on the ubuntu forums


Upon updating to the latest version of Ubuntu, a black screen appeared on boot (see above)


Robert Löfgren, 2013/04/05 05:35

Put it on the SSD.
The Ubuntu OS doesn't need as much space as a Windows installation, so 24gb is quite enough. The extra speed gained from using the solid state drive is next to incredible.

bronson, 2013/04/06 17:16

will a system recovery reset the ssd to its original state.
want to do this but am a bit nervous as i have issues with fn keys still.

Robert Löfgren, 2012/12/21 13:31

So far it's alright, but not much more.
Wifi wouldn't work until bluetooth was disabled and laptop rebooted.

Installed system on SSD partition and it's fast.

Graphics work, but doesn't feel accelerated.

Turn off suspend after x minutes and lid closed as the laptop usually won't wake up if it enters suspended mode.

bronson, 2013/01/24 12:33

please help me in not an expert with ubuntu is it better to put on the 24g ssd or partition other drive?
some one please help im going mad.

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