ASUS N55SF

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Device Status Modules
Intel graphics Working xf86-video-intel
Nvidia graphics Working, see below nvidia, bumblebee
Graphic outputs Not working nvidia, bumblebee
Ethernet Working atl1c
Wireless Working iwlan
Audio Working, see below snd_hda_intel
Touchpad Working xf86-input-synaptics
Camera Working uvcvideo
USB 3.0 Working xhci_hcd
Card Reader Untested
Special Keys Untested
Power management Working, see below

Hardware

CPU: Intel Core i7-2630QM @ 2.00GHz

Mainboard: Intel HM65 Express

RAM: 6GB DDR3

Display: 15,6" HD LED (1920x1080)

Graphics adapter: Intel Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller, NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M

Soundcard: Integrated Intel HDA, Bang & Olufsen speakers with external subwoofer

Network: Atheros Gigabit Ethernet Controller, Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030

Hard disk: Seagate Momentus 750GB 5400rpm SATA

Webcam: IMC Networks

Touchpad: Synaptics

Configuration

There is a BIOS update (v207) on Asus support website (go to the english one if you don't find) that fix the numpad bug.

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

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.

Bumblebee does not include power management features, but it seems to work well on this laptop. You can turn it on installing Template:Package AUR, and creating/editing these two files:

#File: "/etc/bumblebee/cardon".
\_SB.PCI0.PEG0.GFX0.DON
#File: "/etc/bumblebee/cardoff".
\_SB.PCI0.PEG0.GFX0.DOFF

Outputs

VGA untested.

HDMI not working, it's handled by the Nvidia card, and not supported yet by Bumblebee.

Audio

Follow the official documentation: ALSA and Pulseaudio

The external subwoofer is not working, investigation needed.

Touchpad

Follow the Synaptics guide.

Webcam

Working.

Power management

USB prevents system suspend, you need to edit or create Template:Filename with:

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


There is a bug with the screen suspend: when it wakes up, you may see a white screen, with the LEDs becoming grey. It only happens with the DPMS off command, not the DPMS suspend.