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Reason: Still recommends to blacklist nouveau while bumblebee is now packaged to do this by default. Has not seen an update since 2015. (Discuss in Talk:ASUS N55SF)
Hardware PCI/USB ID Working?
Intel graphics Yes
NVIDIA graphics Needs configuration
Graphic outputs Partial
Ethernet Yes
Wireless Yes
Audio Needs configuration
Touchpad Yes
Camera Yes
USB 3.0 Yes
Card Reader Yes
Special Keys Untested
Power management Needs configuration


CPU: Intel Core i7-2630QM @ 2.00GHz

Mainboard: Intel HM65 Express


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


There is a BIOS update (v207) on Asus support website (go to the English one if you do not find) that fix the numpad bug.


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 cannot see the frequencies above 2.4GHz in /proc/cpuinfo. To see the actual frequency install i7z.



Follow these guides: Xorg and Intel. You will need to blacklist the nouveau driver (the kernel detects the NVIDIA card and loads it). Bumblebee will load it as needed, see next section.

blacklist nouveau


The official proprietary NVIDIA drivers for Linux do not support NVIDIA Optimus yet, but there is a workaround in the form of bumblebee. It enables the use of NVIDIA graphic card via virtualgl. Just follow the instructions for setting up bumblebee in our wiki.


VGA out works fine out of the box. Since the NVIDIA chip is wired to the HDMI out, you can get this working using Bumblebee with xf86-video-intel-virtual-crtc and hybrid-screenclone. See Bumblebee FAQ.


Follow the official documentation: ALSA or/and PulseAudio



We need pulseaudio profile which will use surround21 alsa device.

[Mapping analog-surround-21]
device-strings = surround21:%f
channel-map = front-left,front-right,lfe
paths-output = analog-output analog-output-lineout analog-output-speaker analog-output-desktop-speaker
priority = 10
direction = output

Lfe remixing must be enabled for remixing third channel.

enable-lfe-remixing = yes

To prevent volume changing of PCM set volume to ignore in:

[Element PCM]
switch = on
volume = ignore
override-map.1 = all
override-map.2 = all-left,all-right

Install blop,cmt and ladspa and append these lines to your if you want to configure subwoofer on every pulseaudio daemon start:

Note: Before using this configuration you should change alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1b.0.analog-stereo-21 to your own name of sink(you can find names of your sinks in pulseaudio with command $ pactl list sinks ).
load-module module-ladspa-sink  sink_name=ladspa_low_pass master=alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1b.0.analog-stereo-21 plugin=lp4pole_1671 label=lp4pole_fcrcia_oa control=200,0
load-module module-remap-sink   sink_name=remapLFE        master=ladspa_low_pass                               remix=no   channels=1 master_channel_map=lfe                    channel_map=lfe
load-module module-remap-sink   sink_name=remap20         master=alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1b.0.analog-stereo-21 remix=no   channels=2 master_channel_map=front-left,front-right channel_map=front-left,front-right
load-module module-combine-sink sink_name=combine         slaves=remap20,remapLFE                                         channels=3                                           channel_map=front-left,front-right,lfe
set-default-sink combine

Commands to control volume:

pactl set-sink-volume 0 +10%
pactl set-sink-volume 0 -- -10%
pactl set-sink-mute 0 toggle
Note: When we compare pulseaudio and alsa low pass filter configuration we find out that subwoofer is less heard, it is because pulseaudio use own remixing method which sends to subwoofer half of left and right channel.

External subwoofer + low pass filter configuration. Configuration uses blop,cmt and ladspa.

# upmix 2channels to 3, one for LFE
pcm.upmix2021 {
    type plug
    slave.pcm lowpass2121
    slave.channels 3
    ttable {
        0.0    1
        1.1    1
        0.2    1
        1.2    1

# low pass filter for LFE channel
pcm.lowpass2121 {
    type ladspa
    slave.pcm upmix2121
    path "/usr/lib/ladspa"
    channels 3
    plugins {       
        0 {
            id 1672 # 4 Pole Low-Pass Filter with Resonance (FCRCIA) (1672/lp4pole_fcrcia_oa)
            policy none
            input.bindings.2 "Input";
            output.bindings.2 "Output";
            input { controls [ 200 0 ] }
        1 {
            id 1098
            policy duplicate
            input.bindings.0 "Input";
            output.bindings.0 "Output";        

pcm.upmix2121 {
    type plug
    slave.pcm surround21
    slave.channels 3
    ttable {
        0.0 1
        1.1 1
        2.2 1

pcm.!default upmix2021


Follow Backlight wiki page and use acpi_backlight=vendor acpi_osi=Linux as kernel parameter in your bootloader.


Follow the Synaptics guide.




Should be working out of the box - just remember to install bluez-firmwareAUR.

Power management

The USB unbind hook is no longer necessary as of Linux 3.5.