ASUS N53JN

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Device Status Modules
Intel Working xf86-video-intel
Nvidia Partially Working bumblebee
Ethernet Working atl1c
Wireless Working ath9k
Audio Working snd_hda_intel
Touchpad Working
Camera Working uvcvideo
USB 3.0 Working xhci_hcd
eSATA Working
Card Reader Working
Function Keys Working
Suspend Working, look bellow

Hardware

CPU: Intel Core i5 450M, 2.4GHz

Mainboard: Intel HM55

RAM: 4096 MB, 2x 2048 MByte DDR3

Display: 15,6" HD LED (1366x768)

Graphics adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M - 1024 MB and Intel Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller

Soundcard: integrated Intel HDA

Network: Atheros Gigabit Ethernet Controller, Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network

Hard disk: Seagate Momentus 500GB 5400rpm SATA

Webcam: IMC Networks

Touchpad: Elantech

Configuration

CPU

Works out of the box.

Follow the CPU Frequency Scaling guide to enable speed-stepping. Processor has Intel Turbo Boost which works out of the box, but you can't see the frequncies above 2.4GHz in /proc/cpuinfo. To see the actual frequency use Template:Package AUR.

Video

Intel

Follow these guides: Xorg and Intel

No problems detected. VGA out and HDMI working.

Nvidia

The official proprietary nvidia drivers for linux do not support Nvidia Optimus yet, but there is a workaround in the form of Template:Package AUR. It enables the use of Nvidia graphic card via virtualgl. Just follow the instructions for setting up bumblebee in our wiki. Please note that this laptop has software switch that turns Nvidia graphics card off. You can turn it on using Template:Package AUR.

Switching graphic cards

Look at Asus_N82JV page.

Audio

Follow the official documentation: ALSA and Pulseaudio

In order to make integrated speakers work add to /etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf:

options snd-hda-intel index=0 model=auto

And to /etc/modprobe.d/sound.conf add:

alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
alias sound-slot-0 snd-hda-intel

Touchpad

Follow the Synaptics guide.

Webcam

Working, but the picture is refreshing slowly.

Suspend

USB 3.0 has some problems with suspend. Out of the box Arch won't suspend on this laptop. There is a solution posted in our forum[1].

Make an executable file in /etc/pm/sleep.d/ with following:

#!/bin/sh
# File: "/etc/pm/sleep.d/20_custom-ehci_hcd".
TMPLIST=/tmp/ehci-dev-list

case "${1}" in
        hibernate|suspend)
    echo -n '' > $TMPLIST
          for i in `ls /sys/bus/pci/drivers/ehci_hcd/ | egrep '[0-9a-z]+\:[0-9a-z]+\:.*$'`; do
              # Unbind ehci_hcd for first device XXXX:XX:XX.X:
               echo -n "$i" | tee /sys/bus/pci/drivers/ehci_hcd/unbind
           echo "$i" >> $TMPLIST
          done
        ;;
        resume|thaw)
    for i in `cat $TMPLIST`; do
              # Bind ehci_hcd for first device XXXX:XX:XX.X:
              echo -n "$i" | tee /sys/bus/pci/drivers/ehci_hcd/bind
    done
    rm $TMPLIST
        ;;
esac

And in /etc/pm/config.d/ a file with:

#File: "/etc/pm/config.d/usb3-suspend-workaround".
SUSPEND_MODULES="xhci"

The laptop still hangs if you disable Nvidia GPU and try to suspend! However, a workaround that works with Asus N82JV consists in blacklisting nouveau. That still allows the user to power the card off in that laptop. That is done by adding!nouveau to the MODULES line in rc.conf. It should look like this:

MODULES=(acpi-cpufreq cpufreq_ondemand cpufreq_powersave vboxdrv !nouveau)