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The ASUS ROG Strix GL702VM laptop works properly with Linux but UEFI install is required.
Tested on Linux Mint 18.1 Mate. Windows 10 dualboot works fine, as along as grub is installed correctly into the efi partition (usually the first partition on the hard disk) through the 'something else' option in the installer.
F2 is needed to access the bios.
|Name||ASUS ROG Strix GL702VM|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-6300HQ quad core Processor|
|Screen||17.3“ 16:9 1080p Matt Display|
|Graphics||Nvidia GTX 1060 6 Gb|
|Processor||Compatible||Intel(R) Core(TM) Intel Quad Core i5-6300HQ|
|HDD||Hybrid (HDD/SDD) Compatible|
|Display Port||Not Tested|
|Optical Drive||Not Tested|
|Microphone-In Port||Not Tested|
|Wireless||Compatible with issues (see below)|
|USB||Compatible||3 USB 3.0, 1 USB C/firewire Ports|
It was not possible to install linux on this laptop by turning off the secure boot options and enabling
The only way I could do it was to create a UEFI image of the ubuntu 16.04 live installer on a USB stick using the windows software “Rufus” and creating the UEFI bootloader only.
The laptop had to be restarted in windows holding the shift button in order to bring up the UEFI boot menu.
Following this installation was easy.
Most features worked out of the box.
However the F keys do not work controlling the screen brightness. The xbacklight app can be used.
The backlit keys do not work.
The wifi is problematic with certain routers. A google of intel 7265 shows many issues with linux.
Need UEFI install of linux on this machine.
It seems Asus are not fully supporting legacy USB installs any more.