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asus laptop

Post by mintjet » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:08 am

Hello

Very new to linux and was wondering what asus are like these days with linux?

I am looking at this machine, does anyone know if it will work out of the box or with little hassle?

https://www.centrecom.com.au/asus-x507u ... aptop-grey

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Re: asus laptop

Post by Moem » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:12 am

I see no reason why that shouldn't work, but I would not buy it from that seller. It seems they cannot make up their mind about whether the CPU is i5 or i7.
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Re: asus laptop

Post by mintjet » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:17 am

It is an i5

I have been using this selling company for many years, and have confirmed it as an i5.

I have read people are having problems with 8th gen cpu on mint 18.3 and in worried about drivers because everyone seems to say asus are bad for linux.

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Re: asus laptop

Post by WiltshireJon » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:41 am

I've installed mint 17.x and (later) 18.3 on both an Asus K52F (core i3) and also on a UX360UA (Zenbook flip, i5 skylake). No problems installing or getting them to work. The Zenbook has a hi res touch screen and is a 2-in-1, and runs like clockwork (fast clockwork), including the touch screen, screen rotation etc. Neither have nvidia graphics.

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Re: asus laptop

Post by gm10 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:02 am

mintjet wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:08 am
Very new to linux and was wondering what asus are like these days with linux?
Their UEFI does something weird with the touchpad on a number of their devices which can lead to incompatibility. Mine was working fine until I updated the UEFI -- all ASUS support has to say is that they don't care even though the thing came pre-installed with Linux (ElementaryOS), so all I got to say is that I would not buy from them again. Maybe google a bit if it affects yours.

Otherwise no problems.

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Re: asus laptop

Post by Pepi » Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:13 am

ASUS ROG G73JH gaming laptop runs like a top with 18.3 Cinnamon :shock:

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Re: asus laptop

Post by michael louwe » Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:51 am

mintjet wrote:.
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Your Asus should be a 7th-gen Intel Kabylake processor = should install LM 19 = newer Linux kernel 4.15 = better support for new hardware.

Certain OEM Win 8.x/10 laptops, eg Acer, Asus and HP, have an obstructive or pro-M$ BIOS Setup setting for "select an UEFI file as trusted for executing",(= Live Linux USB or Linux cannot boot). For the fix(= need to first set BIOS Supervisory password ...), please refer to ...
https://community.acer.com/en/discussio ... 15-51-78c6
https://itsfoss.com/no-bootable-device-found-ubuntu/
viewtopic.php?t=236560

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Re: asus laptop

Post by Tomgin5 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:29 pm

2 weeks ago I resurrected an X507E that had a wiped HDD from a Windows crash. The tech before could not get pass the EUFI Bios setup to load and operate LM 18.3. It took a dozen try's before I finally got EUFI turned off and Fast Boot off, and Legacy on so :mrgreen: the bios would accept a valid "Live" boot for LM 18.3 Cinnamon 64. I then loaded 19.0 Cinnamon 64. I handed the laptop to the new owner who is a corporate IT with a retail firm. He works with windows on the corporate machines but uses the new Asus for his own useage. He likes the LM 19 much better with a straight install thanthe Windows. It does what he wants instead of what MS wants without going to the MS store for everything. :D

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Re: asus laptop

Post by AZgl1500 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:46 pm

I have an ASUS TP500L flipbook, it was setup with the M$ uefi and I had to turn that thing off.

I have installed many versions of Mint on it since, it now boots up as an old style BIOS or uefi

but, the thing is now 4 years old.

I like the ASUS thin mint styling, much lighter than my Dells and old Toshiba.


just looked at the specs on that one, and it is almost a clone of my laptop, except mine is i3

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