ASUS Zenbook UX305

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Hardware  PCI/USB ID  Working?
GPU 8086:161e Yes
WiFi 8086:095a Yes
Audio 8086:160c Yes
Touchpad PS/2 Yes
Webcam 064e:9700 Yes
Bluetooth 8087:0a2a Yes
SD card reader Yes

This page contains instructions, tips, pointers, and links for installing and configuring Arch Linux on the ASUS Zenbook UX305.

Hardware reference from UX305-FB041H. Model available since 12 feb 2015.

Hardware lists

See [1] for specific hardware information.

See [2] for UX305CA (Skylake) hardware information. Physically labelled with UX305C on laptop, but UX305CA shows in dmesg. See and contribute to discussion tab of this page for fixes.


Works after installing xf86-input-libinput.

UX305CA users will require linux 4.5 or later in order for touchpad to work.

Palm detection

If default Palm Detection does not work well, one can manually disable part of the trackpad by setting AreaEdge properties.

You can do this on the fly or add these parameters in the config file:

$ /usr/bin/synclient AreaLeftEdge=500 AreaRightEdge=2500

Middle click

Three finger tap should work with libinput.

If you are still using the xf86-input-synaptics driver, you can enable three finger tapping by running:

$ /usr/bin/synclient TapButton1=1 TapButton2=3 TapButton3=2


As of linux 4.0 with corresponding Intel drivers, no additional configuration is required to get X server to work.

UEFI results with memory changes for the Intel graphic card:

 With 32-256MB memory assignment in bios: Works.
 With 512MB memory assignment: X11 breaks. 1/3th upper-part of screen semi works (swapped and mis-alligned), rest is noise/snow.


QHD+ Pentile Display

Some models include a 3200x1800 (faux-3200x1800 RG/BW Pentile) QHD+ screen, which displays very tiny characters, and can make them difficult to read due to its incomplete subpixel matrix.

Desktop Environments that have native Hi-DPI support such as GNOME 3 should automatically scale text and applications to the appropriate factor of 200% (x2.0).

If you experience scaling issues (specifically with text) in Firefox and Thunderbird, add the below property in the about:config area


Function Keys

The Fn+F7 (blank display) does not work.

The ambient light sensor button (Fn+a) returns:

 PNP0C14:00 000000ff 00000000

See also