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    ASUS X53S - things that won't work

    Hi there!

    I just bought a new ASUS X53SV laptop with Windows 7 on it. But ever since i have my own computer, i have a dual boot system with Ubuntu, so why change it this time. I decided to go for the 64 bit. After installing my favorite stuff i tried to simply enjoy it. These are the things, that are still giving me a headache:

    1. The Nvidia Geforce GT 540M video driver is not working. I have crummy image, things like Compiz, TORCS etc. won't run, AWN looks like stone age.
    I have downloaded the proper Nvidia driver from Nvidia homepage, and tried to run it as root, but i got the following message: ERROR: You appear to be running an X server; please exit X before installing. For further details please see the section INSTALLING THE NVIDIA DRIVER in the README available on the Linux driver download page at www.nvidia.com.
    I tried to google it, but no luck.

    2. Some functions of the Fn key are not working. Till now it only reacted to the brightness buttons, the SRT/VGA switcher, and the Insert button. But i cannot set the sound for example, or switch the touch pad on or off.

    Well, that's it for now. If anyone could help me with these, i would be really grateful.

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    Re: ASUS X53S - things that won't work

    hello there,

    i got myself a A53SV yesterday... which is the same as the K53SV (i5, gt540m, ...)

    for nvidia to work you'll need bumblebee which is something similar to "nvidia optimus"...

    it worked for me to use intel/nvidia simultaniously but when i install it, my fan starts to go mad and run fullspeed all the time.. no fix yet.. though yours might work

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    Re: ASUS X53S - things that won't work

    i tried to do a howto on how to get these things working you described

    take a look here

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1791081

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    Re: ASUS X53S - things that won't work

    Is more likely that he will get same issu wtih fun.

    Same laptop+ same mobo =same sensors.

    Why nvidia does't suppot opitmus for linux?

    Not fair.

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    Re: ASUS X53S - things that won't work

    Quote Originally Posted by Sylslay View Post
    Is more likely that he will get same issu wtih fun.

    Same laptop+ same mobo =same sensors.

    Why nvidia does't suppot opitmus for linux?

    Not fair.
    well there seem to be some differences.. i didnt find many k53sv users who have fan problems.. but i already found a cure for it, as well as touchpad multitouch, and also for the fn keys... all posted in my thread. hope it helps
    Last edited by cucisan; June 30th, 2011 at 12:03 PM.

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    Re: ASUS X53S - things that won't work

    I can also say that bluetooth doesnt work, as i have it functional in my Windows 7, but not in my Kubuntu 11.04

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    Re: ASUS X53S - things that won't work

    HI, I also own a Asus X53S, with nvidia gt540M.

    With Ironhide I can manage the application that requires the card but I'd like to get an higher resolution of my screen. Actually I've 1366x768, but if I run nvidia-settings under Ironhide I read 1920x1080!

    Somebody knows how to set it?

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    Re: ASUS X53S - things that won't work

    I just got a deal on an i7 x53s from Microcenter. Install of 11.10 is so far pretty stable: both hib & suspend work without issue, for instance. May need to custom kern for control of the processors (battery at 2hrs), and some key copying for he f keys, but this seems stable.

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    Re: ASUS X53S - things that won't work

    I got the exact same problem as you, I have a Asus K53SV with an nVidia GT540M.
    And when I try installing the nVidia Driver I get the server error, and when I use another driver unity just doesn't start and all the other openGL software. But Ubuntu thinks I have a GT555M, you can check it with "lspci -v | grep -i vga" in Terminal, I get this:
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GF106 [GeForce GT 555M] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
    It thinks I have an nVidia GeForce GT 555M, but I have a nVidia GeForce GT 540M.

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    Re: ASUS X53S - things that won't work

    any update about ubuntu on this ASUS X53S series?

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