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    ASUS N53 Laptops, a few issues and some fixes.

    Hi all,

    I recently purchased a ASUS N53 laptop from newegg: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16834220996

    These are a few of the issues, and solutions ive found to some of the problems ive had.

    Sleep/Hibernate(Fixed):
    Both would hang as they try to shut down due to a driver issue with the USB3 Port, Solution here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...98&postcount=7

    Another solution posed below:
    Add the following to your grub boot parameters:
    Code:
    pci=nomsi,noaer
    Optimus/video card switching: (You can now use your Nvidia card )
    use this project:
    https://github.com/MrMEEE/bumblebee

    to use, type the following into terminal:
    Code:
    rm -r bumblebee
    git clone https://github.com/MrMEEE/bumblebee
    cd bumblebee/install-files
    sudo sh bumblebee-uninstall
    cd ..
    sudo sh install.sh
    Keyboard Shortcuts(some working):
    Most function("fn") keys work exept for the volume up/down/mute and the media keys, screen brightness and projector switching key work, as well as the LCD switch.
    Most of the fn keys do not return keycodes, as well as the media keys.

    Intel Turbo(Works)
    When you use the gnome applet for setting your core speed you may think your not getting turbo frequencies, but you are. See :http://ubuntu.shapado.com/questions/...-intel-core-i7
    Know any gnome applets the properly display/edit this information?

    HDMI Support(Minor issue)
    Little problem with HDMI support, if you try to turn on the computer with the HDMI cable plugged into the computer, ubuntu will never boot, it hangs just after grub. But if you unplug it for grub, press enter, then plug back in it all works fine.


    Thanks
    Last edited by TheShadow124; May 19th, 2011 at 05:13 AM. Reason: Nvidia card now working.

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    Re: ASUS N53 Laptops, a few issues and some fixes.

    Someone claims he has a solution to the Optimnus problem on Nvidia's Linux forum.

    http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=162171

    Don't know if it works or how well it works.

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    Re: ASUS N53 Laptops, a few issues and some fixes.

    wow, fast reply, im trying it now, if you dont hear from me soon, i probably broke X

    Update: I tried what he suggested, no luck so far, things seem a little worse then before, I have to go now though, I will go through it again tomorrow morning trying to get it working. Thanks
    Last edited by TheShadow124; May 5th, 2011 at 02:13 AM.

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    Re: ASUS N53 Laptops, a few issues and some fixes.

    After following all he said, including enabling it for nvidia accelerated gnome. All icons when i logged in didn't support transparency anymore, no 3d acceleration at all, all icons had black backgrounds, luckily Xserver didn't crash.

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    Re: ASUS N53 Laptops, a few issues and some fixes.

    I have ASUS N53SV, same problem when trying to fix nvidia driver, Xserver didn't work. I'm still waiting for anyone know the solution.

    Not with my desktop computer, a Phenom X4 that uses ATI 4200 Graphics.

    See you.

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    Re: ASUS N53 Laptops, a few issues and some fixes.

    did you try the above suggestion? I could have done something wrong.

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    Re: ASUS N53 Laptops, a few issues and some fixes.

    I have all volume keys and play button and mute key working as well at the key with the little dude on it which i have set to lock my screen on pressing it.

    I used the following kernel module.
    http://acpi4asus.sourceforge.net/

    I hope this saved you some time

    One issue i still have is the on screen display when i change brightness i do not get the OSD but brightness still is adjusted any tips on fixing that ?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheShadow124 View Post
    Hi all,

    I recently purchased a ASUS N53 laptop from newegg: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16834220996

    These are a few of the issues, and solutions ive found to some of the problems ive had.

    Sleep/Hibernate(Fixed):
    Both would hang as they try to shut down due to a driver issue with the USB3 Port, Solution here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...98&postcount=7

    Another solution posed below:
    Add the following to your grub boot parameters:
    Code:
    pci=nomsi,noaer
    Optimus/video card switching: (You can now use your Nvidia card )
    use this project:
    https://github.com/MrMEEE/bumblebee

    to use, type the following into terminal:
    Code:
    rm -r bumblebee
    git clone https://github.com/MrMEEE/bumblebee
    cd bumblebee/install-files
    sudo sh bumblebee-uninstall
    cd ..
    sudo sh install.sh
    Keyboard Shortcuts(some working):
    Most function("fn") keys work exept for the volume up/down/mute and the media keys, screen brightness and projector switching key work, as well as the LCD switch.
    Most of the fn keys do not return keycodes, as well as the media keys.

    Intel Turbo(Works)
    When you use the gnome applet for setting your core speed you may think your not getting turbo frequencies, but you are. See :http://ubuntu.shapado.com/questions/...-intel-core-i7
    Know any gnome applets the properly display/edit this information?

    HDMI Support(Minor issue)
    Little problem with HDMI support, if you try to turn on the computer with the HDMI cable plugged into the computer, ubuntu will never boot, it hangs just after grub. But if you unplug it for grub, press enter, then plug back in it all works fine.


    Thanks

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    Re: ASUS N53 Laptops, a few issues and some fixes.

    Quote Originally Posted by yahooking View Post
    I have all volume keys and play button and mute key working as well at the key with the little dude on it which i have set to lock my screen on pressing it.

    I used the following kernel module.
    http://acpi4asus.sourceforge.net/

    I hope this saved you some time

    One issue i still have is the on screen display when i change brightness i do not get the OSD but brightness still is adjusted any tips on fixing that ?
    Can't see any files for the N53, also looks like quite and old project, does anyone have any idea if any of the files might work with these machines?

    Adam

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    Re: ASUS N53 Laptops, a few issues and some fixes.

    Quote Originally Posted by adam.webb View Post
    Can't see any files for the N53, also looks like quite and old project, does anyone have any idea if any of the files might work with these machines?

    Adam
    I am using this on my ASUS n53sv-xv1 it works fine.

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    Re: ASUS N53 Laptops, a few issues and some fixes.

    Quote Originally Posted by yahooking View Post
    I am using this on my ASUS n53sv-xv1 it works fine.
    Any hints or tips on what files to download etc? There seems to be a lot of different options.

    Ta

    Adam

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