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This page is aimed to collect the recipes needed after a fresh install of archlinux on a laptop from the Asus U32U serie.

Note: You may not need those tricks if you are using a desktop environment such as Gnome, KDE, XFCE,...


To show the boot menu press Esc during startup.

System Recovery

In order to restore to Factory Default Settings you'll have to press {ic|F10} at startup AND Recovery from the grub.

RF-kill issue

In order to get ride of the RF-kill issue after a fresh install you should add options asus_nb_wmi wapf=1 to /etc/modprobe.d/asus_nb_wmi.conf

Sound issue

To get sound working you should create a user specific file ~/.asoundrc or a system-wide file /etc/asound.conf with the folowing content:

pcm.!default {
	type hw
	card 1

ctl.!default {
	type hw           
	card 1


Brand Type Driver Multilib Package
(for 32-bit applications on Arch x86_64)
 AMD/ATI   Open source  xf86-video-ati lib32-ati-dri ATI
Proprietary catalyst-dkmsAUR lib32-catalyst-utilsAUR AMD Catalyst


To get the touchpad working, install the synaptics package:

# pacman -S xf86-input-synaptics

SD Card Reader




Special Keys