ASUS Zenbook UM3402YAR

From ArchWiki
Hardware PCI/USB ID Working?
Touchpad Yes
Keyboard Yes
GPU 1002:15e7 Yes
Webcam 3277:0010 Yes
Audio (HDMI) 1002:1637 Yes
Audio (Speakers) 1022:15e3 Yes
Bluetooth 1002:15e7 Yes
Wireless 13d3:3568 Yes
Fingerprint 11c7a:0587 No
TPM 1002:15e7 Yes


Install per the Installation guide. The default Arch installer does not support Secure Boot so you will have to disable Secure Boot in the BIOS before performing the installation. If you want to Dual-boot Windows you will need to configure UEFI Shim or similar to allow Secure Boot to be re-enabled and Windows to boot without additional steps to unlock Bitlocker drive encryption.

Sound via the built-in speakers work fine for this particular model starting from the recent kernel 6.8 (See here). If an older kernel is being used, firmware and kernel module patch are needed. More information about patching can be found on this Github Gist.


The ASUS firmware is accessed via F2 at boot. It is a graphical interface that can be navigated by mouse or keyboard. It is graphical and not text based.

Function keys

Key Visible?1 Marked?2 Effect
Fn+Esc No Yes Enables Fn lock
Fn+F1 Yes Yes XF86AudioMute
Fn+F2 Yes Yes XF86AudioLowerVolume
Fn+F3 Yes Yes XF86AudioRaiseVolume
Fn+F4 Yes Yes XF86MonBrightnessDown
Fn+F5 Yes Yes XF86MonBrightnessUp
Fn+F6 Yes Yes XF86TouchpadToggle
Fn+F7 No Yes Keyboard backlight cycle
Fn+F8 No Yes Monitor select
Fn+F9 Yes Yes XF86AudioMicMute
Fn+F10 No Yes XF86WebCam
Fn+F11 No Yes Screenshot
Fn+F12 Yes Yes XF86Launch1
Fn+Del Yes Yes Insert
Fn+Right_Ctrl Yes Yes Menu
Fn+k Yes No Scroll_Lock
Fn+b Yes No Pause
Fn+Up Yes No Prior
Fn+Down Yes No Next
Fn+Left Yes No Home
Fn+Right Yes No End
  1. The key is visible to xev and similar tools
  2. The physical key has a symbol on it, which describes its function

Numpad 2.0

See asus-numpad and follow the instructions. UM3402YAR's Numpad corresponds to M433IA layout.

Note: Numpad's brightness level is not adjustable via the asus-numpad driver, but is toggle-able.

Install asus-numpadAUR, configure it then enable/start the asus-numpad.service.

Fan control

The UM3402YA laptop series do not have kernel modules to control fan profiles. EC registers are the way to control the fan level, where it also affects CPU performance and thermal throttling prevention depending on which fan pre-configured profiles the end-user writes to the registry (ASUS AIPT).

Note: Writing the hexadecimals to the registry will stay persistent even after a reboot/shutdown.

Each laptop model might have different registry and hexadecimal values. Therefore, the best way to know the fan registry and the values to the registry which represents the fan profiles, is by installing nbfc on a windows machine and using the monitor tool supplied, in a terminal with administrator permissions:

> ec-probe monitor

While monitoring the changes using ec-probe for the fan registry, have MyASUS open and change the fan profile within it until you see a pattern change for a certain registry, in the ec-probe terminal window and the values corresponding to it. Once you found the registry, take notes of the hexadecimal values for each fan profile selected via MyASUS.

To read a registry's value:

> ec-probe read 0x61

On a UM3402YAR laptop with the 0x61 registry related to the fan profile, and a 0x00 hexadecimal value for setting the standard profile, the following should be written to the found registry:

> ec-probe write 0x61 0x00

You can now boot to your Linux operating system, and safely write the hexadecimal values to the registry as desired using the nbfc's EC probing tool.

The following were the fan profile hexadecimals for the 0x61 registry on a UM3402YAR laptop:

Fan Profile Hexadecimal
Silent Mode 0x01
Standard Mode 0x00
Performance Mode 0x02