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    Aug 2011

    11.10 on Asus k53sv

    Installing Ubuntu 11.10 on my Asus k53sv.

    Just tested the live CD:

    • Mousepad two finger scroll working
    • FN and F1 to F12 keys working:
      • Volume up
      • Volume down
      • Mute
      • Brighter
      • Darker
      • Calculator
      • Blank Screen
      • Sleep
      • Disconnect Network
      • Play/Pause
      • Skip Forward
      • Skip Backward
      • Stop

    • WiFi

    Not working:

    • Optimus Intel/Nvidia swap. DMESG mumbles about Nouveau and DRM... Looking up a solution to pull the Nvidia down and the Intel up on the 11.04 Asus threads.

    I think that is it.

    Track pad stopped working after sleep. Only happened once.

    After install, I've followed this 15 things I did after installing Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot, but didn't install Gnome Shell since Unity was all the eye candy I was looking for nor did I install the Proprietary Hardware Drivers. I'll get to that latter.

    Fixing Nvidia:

    I followed Cusician's thread here for this, but there were some changes and new dependencies.

    sudo apt-get install git

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bumblebee/stable
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install virtualgl

    git clone

    cd Bumblebee/

    sudo ./install
    After instillation, the following text shows:
    ===== Installation finished =====
    You need to add users which are allowed to use Bumblebee to the group:
    sudo usermod -a -G bumblebee username-here
    To ensure that drivers and are loaded correctly, you need to reboot.

    Programs do not run themselves automatically with Bumblebee. If you would
    like to run 'glxgears' with Bumblebee, you have to run the below command:
    optirun glxgears

    There is also a GUI for Bumblebee written in Python: bumblebee-ui
    It can be downloaded from

    If you found a bug, have a suggestion or an issue, please create an issue at
    You may also run bumblebee-bugreport if needed

    If you are not satisfied, you can uninstall Bumblebee by running:

    Special thanks to Martin Juhl (MrMEEE) who initiated the project. His website
    can be found at

    The Bumblebee Project Team
    (Don't install the Bumblebee-ui. It's experimental and doesn't work with the notification area.)
    Last edited by designerferro; November 8th, 2011 at 12:14 AM.


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