ASUS Zenbook UX305
This page contains instructions, tips, pointers, and links for installing and configuring Arch Linux on the ASUS Zenbook UX305.
Hardware reference from UX305-FB041H. Model available since 12 feb 2015.
See  for specific hardware information.
See  for UX305CA (Skylake) hardware information. Physically labelled with UX305C on laptop, but UX305CA shows in dmesg. See and contribute to discussion tab of this page for fixes.
|SD card reader||Yes|
Works after installing.
UX305CA users will require4.5 or later in order for touchpad to work.
If default Palm Detection doesn't work well, one can manually disable part of the trackpad by setting AreaEdge properties.
You can do this on the fly or add these parameters in the config file:
$ /usr/bin/synclient AreaLeftEdge=500 AreaRightEdge=2500
Three finger tap should work with libinput.
If you are still using thedriver, you can enable three finger tapping by running:
$ /usr/bin/synclient TapButton1=1 TapButton2=3 TapButton3=2
Intel Dual Band wifi. Should work with recent kernels. 3.10+ with iwlwifi. See Wireless network configuration#iwlwifi for details.
As of4.0 with corresponding Intel drivers, no additional configuration is required to get X server to work.
UEFI results with memory changes for the Intel graphic card:
With 32-256MB memory assignment in bios: Works. With 512MB memory assignment: X11 breaks. 1/3th upper-part of screen semi works (swapped and mis-alligned), rest is noise/snow.
QHD+ Pentile Display
Some models include a 3200x1800 (faux-3200x1800 RG/BW Pentile) QHD+ screen, which displays very tiny characters, and can make them difficult to read due to its incomplete subpixel matrix.
Desktop Environments that have native Hi-DPI support such as GNOME 3 should automatically scale text and applications to the appropriate factor of 200% (x2.0).
If you experience scaling issues (specifically with text) in Firefox and Thunderbird, add the below property in the about:config area
Fn+F5 (brightness down) and
Fn+F6 (brightness up) works without additional configuration on the UX305CA.
Fn+F7 (blank display) still doesn't work.
Kernel 3.16 with
acpi_listen, when pressing
F9 (disable mousepad):
button/volumeup VOLUP 00000080 00000000 K button/volumedown VOLDN 00000080 00000000 K button/mute MUTE 00000080 00000000 K PNP0C14:00 000000ff 00000000
The ambient light sensor button (fn+a) returns:
PNP0C14:00 000000ff 00000000
# modprobe -D asus-laptop
# modprobe -D asus-nb-wmi
No effect so far. Investigate.