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Asus UL50Vt


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus UL50Vt laptop.

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For full specifications see the Asus UL50Vt specifications page.

NameAsus UL50Vt
ProcessorIntel Core2 Duo Processor SU7300 : 1.3 GHz
Intel Celeron Processor SU2300 : 1.2 GHz
Screen15.6“ HD (1366×768) LED backlight
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce G210M
GraphicsIntel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset
RAMUp to 4GB
HDD250GB to 500GB - 5400rpm
Optical DriveDVD Super Multi
Intel WiFi Link 1000

Linux Compatibility

ScreenWorksUnable to adjust screen brightness
Optical DriveWorks
GraphicsWorksIntel Graphics Card Works, see bellow for Nvidia instructions
EthernetWorksWorks on kernel >= 2.6.32
WirelessWorksWorks on kernel >= 2.6.32
BluetoothWorksWorks on kernel >= 2.3.32 (maybe earlier?)
Card ReaderWorks
WebcamWorks Image is flipped


Iwlwifi cannot load the firmware with kernel 2.6.31. Works fine in kernel 2.6.32.
Ethernet does not appear to work with kernel 2.6.31. Works fine in kernel 2.6.32.

Switch to the Nvidia graphics card
This will cause you battery life to be drastically shortened, and the display quality leaves much to be desired.

1. download and install nvidia drivers.
2. make sure you got an Xorg.conf that is correct. ( if not, run nvidia-xconfig )
3. reboot into bios (press delete while booting)
4. change the SATA option in the bios from enhanced to compatibility. ( yea, this makes sense? NOT! )
5. Add nomodeset to the grub boot command.
6. boot into linux and smile!

Brightness trick
- Run setpci -s 00:02.0 f4.b=xx from command line, xx can be anywhere from 00 to ff.

If you choose not to use the Nvidia g210m graphics card under Linux, it will still pull power and will dramatically reduce your battery life. Directions for turning the Nvidia card off can be found here.


Works pretty well, the new Intel graphics drivers work quite well with KDE desktop effect.

asus_ul50vt.txt · Last modified: 2018/12/07 03:46 by
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