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Thread: No luck installing Lubuntu on an Asus X55u

  1. #11
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    Re: No luck installing Lubuntu on an Asus X55u

    Hi Again!

    Okay... it's sort of working now.

    First thing I did, per that http://www.canbike.ca/information-te...-dvd-x55u.html link was the following BIOS changes:
    • Under the Boot section, I enabled "Launch CSM"
    • Under Security, I disabled "Secure Boot Control


    Then I plugged it into my modem with an ethernet cable and all was well for the time being. Everything is installed and all that fun stuff.

    However the connection speed on the wireless on that computer is absolutely pa-thet-ic! The laptop has to basically be right beside a router to get a wifi signal. And even then, the transfer rate is under 2 kB a second; usually a lot lower than that. So, I tried to plug in a rocket stick (broadband wireless) connection on one of the USB ports. Well, that wasn't a huge improvement. While it did connect, the connection would inexplicably disconnect in less than three minutes, even when the signal was good and strong and transfer rates were quite good.

    I'm guessing that there's a driver/hardware clash in that computer somewhere. I didn't have any luck trying to find Linux drivers for it yet. Does anyone know where I could find any?

    Thanks!
    The Ubuntu family is your computer's friend!
    Always trust an Ubuntu OS!

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    Re: No luck installing Lubuntu on an Asus X55u

    Right! It's working proper!


    My tech buddy popped by and had a look. Turns out the network card wasn't agreeing with this laptop one little bit. So, he swapped it with one he knew works well with Linux. And ... voila! It works properly now.

    Thanks for all the patience, everyone!
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    Always trust an Ubuntu OS!

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    Re: No luck installing Lubuntu on an Asus X55u

    I'm very glad it works now

    Enjoy

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    Re: No luck installing Lubuntu on an Asus X55u

    Quote Originally Posted by amjjawad View Post
    I'm very glad it works now

    Enjoy
    Thanks!

    Good thing a buddy of mine is good with electronics; it was a simple fix once he figured it out.
    The Ubuntu family is your computer's friend!
    Always trust an Ubuntu OS!

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