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CPU Intel Core i5 430M
Mainboard | Intel HM55
RAM 4096 MB, 2x 2048 MByte DDR3-10700 (1066 MHz)
Display 14" HD LED (1366x768)
Graphics adapter NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M - 1024 MB, Core: 450 MHz, Memory: 790 MHz, Shader rate: 1080 MHz
Soundcard Realtek ALC269 @ Intel Ibex Peak PCH
Network Atheros AR8131 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10MBit), Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network
Hard disk 320GB 5400rpm SATA
Webcam Chicony Electronics
My particular model is Asus N82JV-VX038V but the contents of the page should remain valid for every N82JV model.
Works out of the box.
Follow the SpeedStep guide to enable speed-stepping.
No problems detected. VGA out and HDMI working.
The official proprietary nvidia drivers for linux don't support Nvidia Optimus yet. Should be possible to disable the Intel card and boot up with the nouveau drivers (which the system auto-detects and uses) but haven't tested it.
Switching graphic cards
This laptop sports two gpus. The Intel GMA HD (Core ix integrated) and the Nvidia Geforce GT 335M, with the ability to swith granted by Nvidia Optimus technology.
Kernel 2.6.34 includes vgaswitcheroo which, in theory, makes it possible to switch between graphic cards. Despite working with Intel/Ati, it is still not working with Intel/Nvidia. That should change with kernel 2.6.35 .
Disabling the Nvidia card
While the "normal" method isn't working (or if you aren't interested in using the Nvidia card in Linux, in order to disable it, so that it doesn't consume power, the following hack is available.
What it is: A kernel module that enables you to call parameterless ACPI methods by writing the method name to /proc/acpi/call, e.g. to turn off discrete graphics card in a dual graphics environment (like NVIDIA Optimus).
git clone http://github.com/mkottman/acpi_call.git cd acpi_call make sudo insmod acpi_call.ko ./test_off.sh
# turn off discrete graphics card echo '\_SB.PCI0.PEG1.GFX0.DOFF' > /proc/acpi/call # turn it back on echo '\_SB.PCI0.PEG1.GFX0.DON' > /proc/acpi/call
If you want run it on every startup add these lines to /etc/rc.local
# shutdown Nvidia insmod /home/xehoz/acpi_call/acpi_call.ko echo '\_SB.PCI0.PEG1.GFX0.DOFF' > /proc/acpi/call
If want, you may verify the power usage, on battery, with:
grep rate /proc/acpi/battery/BAT0/state
There should be a difference of about 7500 mW in battery usage.
Note: From my experience OSS doesn't work.
While it outputs sound to the speakers, the headphone jack won't work, and the speakers won't mute when a headphone is plugged in and the integrated mic won't work either.
In order to fix this, follow these steps.
1. Install ALSA drivers available at Realtek 
tar xvf LinuxPkg_x.x tar xvf alsa-driver-1.0.xx cd alsa-driver-1.0.xx ./configure --with-cards=hda-intel make make install
options snd-hda-intel index=0 model=auto
Not sure if this part is needed: Type
alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel alias sound-slot-0 snd-hda-intel
Sound through HDMI works, but requires that the sound profile (mixer) be changed manually (not really an issue).
1. Follow the Synaptics guide.
xinput list |grep pointer
What you want to see:
⎜ ↳ ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad id=16 [slave pointer (2)]
However, you'll see that the system is misinterpreting the touchpad for a wheel mouse. This is because this laptop (and so many others recently) is using a Elantech Touchpad. In order to fix it, enter this in the command line:
echo "options psmouse force_elantech=1" | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/psmouse.conf sudo rmmod psmouse && sudo modprobe psmouse
Then, press Alt+F2 and enter:
gksu gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-synaptics.conf
A bare minimum configuration requires this text:
Section "InputClass" Identifier "Touchpad" Driver "synaptics" MatchIsTouchpad "on" Option "Device" "/dev/input/mouse0" Option "Protocol" "auto-dev" Option "LeftEdge" "130" Option "RightEdge" "840" Option "TopEdge" "130" Option "BottomEdge" "640" EndSection
Please do note that, while I settled with these coordinates, they may require tuning. 
Here's a fully working 10-synaptics.conf with Edge Scrolling, Two Finger Scrolling and with middle mouse click (LTCornerButton and RTCornerButton) on the top corners activated. Circular Scrolling works, but it's deactivated.
Section "InputClass" Identifier "Touchpad" Driver "synaptics" MatchIsTouchpad "on" Option "Device" "/dev/input/mouse0" Option "Protocol" "auto-dev" Option "SHMConfig" "on" Option "LeftEdge" "130" Option "RightEdge" "840" Option "TopEdge" "130" Option "BottomEdge" "640" Option "VertEdgeScroll" "on" Option "HorizEdgeScroll" "on" Option "CornerCoasting" "on" Option "CoastingSpeed" "0.30" Option "VertTwoFingerScroll" "on" Option "HorizTwoFingerScroll" "on" Option "CircularScrolling" "off" Option "CricularTrigger" "0" Option "TapButton1" "1" Option "TapButton2" "2" Option "TapButton3" "3" Option "LTCornerButton" "2" Option "RTCornerButton" "2" EndSection
Working, but showing the picture upside down.
$ lsusb |grep Chicony Bus 002 Device 003: ID 04f2:b1bb Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd
This device as already been reported and will be fixed in future v4l-utils releases. Follow these instructions, handed out by one of the devs, for a temporary fix.
You can download this new version here: [http://people.fedoraproject.org/~jwrdegoede/v4l-utils-0.8.1-test.tar.gz] Install ----------------------------------- Howto install and test v4l-utils depends on your system. There are different instructions for if you have a 32 bit system or a 64 bit system. which is using multilib. A 64 bit system without multilib is the same as a 32 bit system. To find out what you have do: ls -d /usr/lib64 If this command gives a "No such file or directory" error, use the Non multilib instructions, if the second command is successfull, you have multilib, to find out which version (dubbed Fedora and Ubuntu multilib, because those are the most well known examples, do): ls -d /usr/lib32 If this command gives a "No such file or directory" error, use the Fedora multilib instructions. If this command succeeds use the Ubuntu multilib instructions. Note the ubuntu multilib instructions also apply to gentoo. Non multilib instructions: ------------------------------- tar xvfz v4l-utils-<version>.tar.gz cd v4l-utils-<version>/lib make PREFIX=/usr sudo make install PREFIX=/usr Fedora Multilib instructions: ----------------------------------- Basic 64 bit install: tar xvfz v4l-utils-<version>.tar.gz cd v4l-utils-<version>/lib make PREFIX=/usr LIBDIR=/usr/lib64 sudo make install PREFIX=/usr LIBDIR=/usr/lib64 If you also want to use 32 bit apps (such as skype), you will need to have the 32 bit libc headers installed, on Fedora this can be done like this: Fedora 10-: "sudo yum install glibc-devel.i386" Fedora 11: "sudo yum install glibc-devel.i586" Fedora 12+: "sudo yum install glibc-devel.i686" Then do: make clean make PREFIX=/usr CFLAGS=-m32 LDFLAGS=-m32 sudo make install PREFIX=/usr Ubuntu Multilib instructions: ----------------------------------- tar xvfz v4l-utils-<version>.tar.gz cd v4l-utils-<version>/lib make PREFIX=/usr sudo make install PREFIX=/usr If you also want to use 32 bit apps (such as skype), you will need to have the 32 bit libc headers installed, on Ubuntu this can be done like this: sudo apt-get install libc6-dev-i386 On gentoo this can be done like this: sudo emerge -v app-emulation/emul-linux-x86-compat Then do: make clean make PREFIX=/usr CFLAGS=-m32 LDFLAGS=-m32 LIBDIR=/usr/lib32 sudo make install PREFIX=/usr LIBDIR=/usr/lib32
Most of them do work. Exceptions are the multimedia player commands (fn+arrows), fn+c, fn+v and fn+F9 (which should disable the touchpad).