ASUS Linux

From ArchWiki

ASUS Linux is a suite of tools designed to improve the performance and functionality of ASUS laptops when running Linux. It comes in 2 main parts, asusctl and supergfxctl, the former interacts with the asus-wmi kernel module to control BIOS level features and the latter is used to control the dedicated GPU in dual GPU systems.

The project is maintained by Luke Jones and is hosted on GitLab.


ASUS Linux can be installed with the following packages :

There is also a custom repository which contains prebuilt binaries available here: Unofficial user repositories#g14.

Note: While the project uses the G14 moniker this does not mean it only works with ASUS G14 models, in actuality it supports almost all ASUS ROG & TUF laptops


asusctlAUR is a CLI utility for ASUS ROG & TUF laptop, to name some of the important features it gives users control over:

  • Integrated GPU MUX Control
  • Keyboard RGB Lighting Profile (but limited compared to the Windows AURA/Armoury Crate)
  • Fan Curves
  • Battery Charge Limit
  • Panel Overdrive
  • AniMe Matrix Screens

For usage instructions see asusctl.


supergfxctlAUR is a CLI utility for managing GPU switching functionality on ASUS hybrid laptops, particularly dedicated GPU MUX control.

For usage instructions see supergfxctl.


rog-control-centerAUR is a GUI frontend for asusctl and supergfxctl.

Custom kernel

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Reason: the patches may have been merged as early as kernel 5.14; and on at least one tested laptop all the asusctl and supergfxctl functions seemed to be working properly without this custom kernel. (Discuss in Talk:ASUS Linux)

While no longer required to get basic functions working, ASUS Linux optionally offers a custom kernel which includes patches that have been submitted to the mainline kernel already but have not yet been merged.

Install it through the custom repository, the linux-g14AUR and linux-g14-headersAUR packages have not been updated since 2021.

Note: If you are switching from a stock kernel to a custom kernel you must also update any kernel modules to their DKMS variants.

See also