Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 20

Thread: Asus N76, Ubuntu 12.04 and functional keys

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Beans
    2

    Asus N76, Ubuntu 12.04 and functional keys

    Hi,

    I have a new Asus N76VZ laptop and I have several issues but the major for the moment is with the functional keys. I am linux beginner but here is what I've tried already, after reading other forums/thread.
    1) Run xev - the fn + fX combinations are not detected
    2) Run acpi_listen - when I type i see the output, for most of the combinations I get the same output "PNP0C14:01 000000ff 00000000" some of them(sleep/turn off monitor) are working so I can not see the result.

    Any ideas how I can proceed from here?

    Thanks in advance.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Beans
    Hidden!

    Re: Asus N76, Ubuntu 12.04 and functional keys

    Hi,
    I've got a n76vm and acpi_listen shows nothing for multiple hotkeys (keyboard light, backlight), so I can't figure out what happens when I press these keys...
    Moreover the touchpad is not working ok (can't get right button working, grrr) and the subwoofer or LFE outlput is not working neither...

    Do you have these problems too? Have you found a solution already?

    If you already get codes with acpi_listen, there should be some scripts in /etc/acpi and /etc/acpi/events to handle them. Look at http://www.howtoforge.com/manage-you...keys-on-fedora to get an idea...

    Thanks!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Beans
    2

    Re: Asus N76, Ubuntu 12.04 and functional keys

    Yes, I have the same problems. I found acpi4asus mentioned in several articles but I was not able to install it in 12.04

    If you succeed with the install please share how you did it.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Beans
    1

    Re: Asus N76, Ubuntu 12.04 and functional keys

    I configured my touchpad as explained here : https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Touchpad_Synaptics

    I stil have problems with the subwoofer, the hotkeys and the keayboard backlight. I heard that these problems were related to a bug in the kernel module in charge of the acpi for asus, but I don't know if a solution has been found. Even installing the acpi4asus package did not fix the problems.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Beans
    Hidden!

    Re: Asus N76, Ubuntu 12.04 and functional keys

    Hi! Found the info! Now Fn Keys are all working but screen backlight.
    You have to install bumblebee to get the hybrid nvidia/intel graphics card working OK. This will update your xorg packages with the x-swat updates.

    Then you need to install an assus-wmi DKMS module.

    Once done (most) Fn keys work and there is even better support for the touchpad (1,2,3 and 4 finger tap !)

    It seems that all these things are included since kernel 3.4.2 and some version of xorg... Ready in quantal alpha...

    Useful information from zenbook users, hw must be somehow similar...

    Now I want the LFE working, I'm going to search!

    Bumblebee: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bumblebee

    Asus-wmi Kernel module: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2005756&page=3 (post #30)

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Beans
    5

    Re: Asus N76, Ubuntu 12.04 and functional keys

    Quote Originally Posted by xomix View Post
    Hi! Found the info! Now Fn Keys are all working but screen backlight.
    You have to install bumblebee to get the hybrid nvidia/intel graphics card working OK. This will update your xorg packages with the x-swat updates.

    Then you need to install an assus-wmi DKMS module.

    Once done (most) Fn keys work and there is even better support for the touchpad (1,2,3 and 4 finger tap !)

    It seems that all these things are included since kernel 3.4.2 and some version of xorg... Ready in quantal alpha...

    Useful information from zenbook users, hw must be somehow similar...

    Now I want the LFE working, I'm going to search!

    Bumblebee: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bumblebee

    Asus-wmi Kernel module: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2005756&page=3 (post #30)
    Is your keyboard lighting also working with the fn keys? I kinda did your setup with bumblebee and the asus-wmi module, but aside from the backlight buttons, the keyboard lighting buttons are still not working.

    I'm not sure, but I guess with LFE you refer to the subwoofer part? Which is also not yet working on my setup...

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    switzerland
    Beans
    40
    Distro
    Kubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

    Re: Asus N76, Ubuntu 12.04 and functional keys

    Hey all

    Just got my ASUS N76VZ with 256GB SSD and 750GB HDD (http://ch.asus.com/de/Notebooks/Mult...specifications) and searched for solution about just installing Kubuntu 12.10..
    How to get it work:
    . go into bios: Start Notebook, press ESC until boot menu appears and then choose "Enter Setup"
    . disable Secure Boot: Bios / Security / Secure Boot Control (at bottom)
    . enable CSM: Bios / Boot / Launch CSM
    . switch to IDE instead of AHCI mode: Bios / Advanced / SATA Configuration / SATA Mode Selection

    Now boot from LiveUSB Kubuntu 12.10 and choose "Try Ubuntu".
    Now you need to rewrite partition table on SSD and HDD with partitionmanager
    . start konsole and run: sudo partitionmanager
    . right click the SDD 256GB and select "new partition table"
    . do same on the 750GB HD

    Now you can install kubuntu and choose the 256GB SSD as installation destination... I do so, cause i use the 750GB for all data...

    If all above is done.. after 5-10min, kubuntu main installation done YES..

    Checkout this Help too, if there are boot problems: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI

    Thats all Yeah!

    cheers
    thomi

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Beans
    13

    Re: Asus N76, Ubuntu 12.04 and functional keys

    I've got a brand new Asus N76VZ running Ubuntu 12.10. Everything worked out of the box, except the (cable) NIC, brightness keys and the subwoofer.

    The NIC can be added manually since it's in development and not yet included in the kernel. I tried some suggestions for the subwoofer but can live without it. But the brightness is just annoying. As far as I know, there is no solution at the moment but fortunatelly, there is a work around.

    Just install the brightness icon as described here

    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/04/b...control-ubuntu

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Beans
    5

    Re: Asus N76, Ubuntu 12.04 and functional keys

    Brightness keys are working in 13.04.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Beans
    108

    Re: Asus N76, Ubuntu 12.04 and functional keys

    I can buy the N76vb new for a really interesting price (successor is the n750) but would like to know whether the backlight keyboard problems and all the rest has been solved now with Ubuntu 13.10 (I will be running Linux Mint 16 which is based on Ubuntu 13.10) ?

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •