ASUS G750JH

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Model G750JH-DB72-CA:

Hardware

  • Processor: Intel Core i7-4700HQ 2.4GHz (Turbo Boost up to 3.4 GHz)
  • Display: 17.3" FHD, native resolution 1920 x 1080
  • Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 780M with 4GB GDDR5 VRAM
  • HDD: 750GB HDD @ 7200rpm + 256GB SSD
  • Memory: 16GB DDR3 @ 1600 MHz
  • Card Reader: 2-in-1 SD/MMC card reader
  • Webcam: 2.0MP
  • WLAN: Qualcomm Atheros AR9462 Wireless Network Adapter (802.11a/b/g/n)
  • LAN: Qualcomm Atheros QCA8171 Gigabit Ethernet

lspci

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor DRAM Controller (rev 06)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor PCI Express x16 Controller (rev 06)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI (rev 04)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB EHCI #2 (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #1 (rev d4)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #3 (rev d4)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #4 (rev d4)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #5 (rev d4)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB EHCI #1 (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM87 Express LPC Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller 1 [AHCI mode] (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK104M [GeForce GTX 780M] (rev a1)
01:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation GK104 HDMI Audio Controller (rev a1)
03:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR9462 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Qualcomm Atheros QCA8171 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 10)

UEFI

The G750 is a UEFI device, but can also boot from a partition with the "boot" flag set in the traditional manner. Both UEFI and legacy boot methods work with syslinux using the instructions on the wiki here.

Graphics

Works fine with nvidia from the official repositories. The xf86-video-nouveau driver has not yet been tested.

/etc/X11/xorg.conf
# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
# nvidia-settings:  version 331.20  (buildmeister@swio-display-x86-rhel47-05)  Wed Oct 30 18:20:32 PDT 2013

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Layout0"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    Option         "Xinerama" "0"
EndSection

Section "Files"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "Mouse0"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "kbd"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "AU Optronics Corporation"
    HorizSync       30.0 - 75.0
    VertRefresh     60.0
    Option         "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Device0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName      "GeForce GTX 780M"
    Option         "NoLogo" "True"
    Option         "registryDwords" "EnableBrightnessControl=1"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Device0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "Stereo" "0"
    Option         "metamodes" "LVDS-0: nvidia-auto-select +0+0"
    Option         "SLI" "Off"
    Option         "MultiGPU" "Off"
    Option         "BaseMosaic" "off"
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
    EndSubSection
EndSection

HDMI port

HDMI video output works using the proprietary video driver. HDMI audio output works using pulseaudio.

VGA port

Works using the proprietary video driver.

DisplayPort over Thunderbolt port

Works using the proprietary video driver.

Touchpad

Does not quite work out-of-the-box with xf86-input-synaptics from the official repositories. The touchpad is mistakenly recognized as a click-pad, leading to the right mouse button being disabled and some other strange behaviour. A fix to enable the right physical button is available here.

UPDATE 2014-04-01 - The above has been fixed in kernel 3.13.8 (Input: elantech - improve clickpad detection). Physical right touchpad button now confirmed working on a G750JX.

To remedy the other strange behaviour (a left-click is interpreted as a right-click if a finger is touching the lower-right area of the touchpad), the following options are required:

/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf
        Option "SoftButtonAreas" "0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0"
        Option "RTCornerButton" "0" #right-click to bottom right

USB 3

All USB ports work fine with no configuration required.

Optical drive

Can read from and write to CD/DVD media with no configuration required. BD-ROM reading has not yet been tested.

Sound

The integrated stero microphones work out-of-the-box with PulseAudio. The headphone and microphone ports also behave as expected. To get the bass speaker working, it is necessary to enable 2.1 sound in PulseAudio:

/etc/pulse/daemon.conf
        default-sample-channels = 3
        enable-lfe-remixing = yes

alsamixer from alsa-utils maps the bass speaker to the "Speaker" channel, and maps the left and right speakers to the "Headphone" channel. PulseAudio jack detection can interfere with this configuration; to disable it, comment out this line:

/etc/pulse/default.pa
        # load-module module-switch-on-port-available

Webcam

Works fine with no configuration required. The webcam records at a higher framerate than the sensor on the G73 and is actually usable, but it isn't anything special.

SD card reader

Works fine with no configuration required. Note that the G750 is unable to boot from the card reader, even in legacy mode.

Networking

LAN

Works fine with no configuration required.

WLAN

Works fine with no configuration required.

Bluetooth

Works fine using bluez with no configuration required.

Untested

  • Data transfer over Thunderbolt port
  • BD-ROM reading