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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 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