ASUS N550JX

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Device Status Module
Intel Working xf86-video-intel
Nvidia Working nvidia
Ethernet Working r8169
Wireless Working iwlwifi
Audio Working snd_hda_intel
Touchpad Working xf86-input-synaptics
Camera Working uvcvideo
Card Reader Working rtsx_usb
Bluetooth Working bluetooth

Hardware

This article covers hardware specific configuration for ASUS N550JX laptop.

Configuration

Video

Laptop comes with two GPU's (main INTEL and dedicated NVIDIA):

$ lspci | grep "VGA|3D"
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 06)
01:00.0 3D controller: NVIDIA Corporation GM107M [GeForce GTX 950M] (rev ff)

NVIDIA Optimus technology can be implemented and controlled using Bumblebee software.

Audio

Built-in speakers and headphones work out of the box with snd_hda_intel driver. External sub-woofer works after this patch is applied:

/etc/modprobe.d/snd-hda-intel-n550jx.conf
options snd-hda-intel patch=n550jx-lfe-fix,n550jx-lfe-fix
/lib/firmware/n550jx-lfe-fix
[codec]
0x10ec0668 0x104313df 0

[pincfg]
0x1a 0x00106111

You can install patch from AUR

At the time of writing this article kernel bug is filled for this patch to be included in ALSA future releases.

Keyboard

In order to make all keyboard function keys (FN+F{1..12}) generate correct signals - add kernel parameter 'acpi_osi=' (without quotation marks) to your bootloader.

Troubleshooting

nouveau problems

Installation media sometimes produces a lot of error messages during boot. This is a bug in the nouveau driver. Just ignore hitting Enter few times. Later you can disable nouveau module:

/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-nouveau.conf
blacklist nouveau