ASUS Zenbook UX331UA

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Device Status
Intel Working
HDMI Working
Wireless Working
Audio Working
Touchpad Working
Camera Working
Card Reader Working
Bluetooth Working
Function keys Working
Fingerprint Sensor Not Tested

This page contains instructions, tips, pointers, and links for installing and configuring Arch Linux on the Asus ZenBook UX331UA.

Hardware reference from UX331UA-EG013T with kernel 4.16.


Configuration

Secure Boot (option)

In order to boot any Linux operating system, navigate to BIOS, then hit F7 or click on "Advanced Menu", then the "Security" tab and set "Secure Boot" to Off.

If the aforementioned "Secure Boot" option is a menu rather than an on-or-off option, click on "Secure Boot", "Key Management", then "Reset to Setup Mode" and confirm in the dialog.

Video

See Intel Graphics and Hardware Acceleration.

Touchpad

See Libinput.

Function Keys

Working fine with Arch and Gnome without tweaking anything. FN+f5 lowers brightness, fn+f6 increases brightness, fn+f11 lowers sound, fn+f12 increases sound.

Tips and tricks

Power saving and performance

As advertised by ASUS, the laptop is capable to last up to 14 hours on battery. In order to achieve this, see:

  • BIOS update - It is generally recommended to update BIOS, as it usually brings performance, power-saving and security features.
  • Power Saving - List of general recommendations to increase battery life.
  • Improving performance - List of general recommendations to increase performance.
  • SSD - Tips and tricks for Solid State Drives.