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Asus VivoBook S550CM


This is a template for a future compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus VivoBook S550CM laptop. If you have the Asus VivoBook S550CM 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 VivoBook S550CM specifications page.

NameAsus VivoBook S550CM
ProcessorIntel Core i7 3537U /3517U Processor
Intel Core i5 3317U Processor
Intel Core i3 3217U /2365U Processor
Screen15.6“ 1366×768 Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDDUp to 1TB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
802.11 b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorNot Tested No Foreseeable Issues
ScreenNot Tested
HDDNot Tested No Foreseeable Issues
Optical DriveNot Tested
Graphics ChipNot Tested No Foreseeable Issues
VGA OutNot Tested
HDMI OutNot Tested
SoundNot Tested
Bulti-in MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone JackNot Tested No Foreseeable Issues
Microphone JackNot Tested No Foreseeable Issues
EthernetNot Tested No Foreseeable Issues
WirelessNot Tested
BluetoothNot Tested
USBNot Tested No Foreseeable Issues
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested
Touch PadNot Tested
Suspend/ResumeNot Tested



Most of these components are known to be compatible for use with various mainstream 'nix variants, however the >touchscreen remains a big question as to how painful it is to get running. I have ordered an s550cm-cj098 and will >install Archlinux and Xubuntu to test hardware, and especially touchscreen compatibility as soon as it gets here.
I will add the experience and the problematic steps I have run into back here as soon as I'm done.



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Benjamin J DeLong, 2014/02/10 18:21

Installed Ubuntu 13.10. Touchscreen works perfectly. Sound seems fine, as well as internal mic. Haven't tried webcam yet. However, the combo jack (headphone and mic jack) doesn't work. I've tried plugging headphone/mic and a headphone in, but there's no audio coming through the headphones. I've tried fixing alsa as well, but it's not working so far.

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