Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 GX550

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Reason: The function keys table should only contain function key combinations. Other key combinations that are problematic or do not work should be mentioned in another section like #Keyboard. (Discuss in Talk:Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 GX550)
Hardware PCI/USB ID Working?
Trackpad Yes
Keyboard Partial
NKRO 0b05:1866
GPU(Intel UHD) 8086:9bc4 Partial
GPU(NVIDIA) 10de:1ed3 Partial
Ethernet 10ec:8168 Yes
Bluetooth 8087:0026 Yes
Audio 8086:06c8 Yes
Audio:Microphone - Yes
Audio:Speaker - Yes
Audio:Mic-In - Untested
Audio:Line-Out - No
Wireless 8086:06f0 Yes
USB3 Ports 8086:06ed Yes
USB-c 8086:15e9 Yes
Thunderbolt 8086:15e9 Untested

Installation

GX550 comes with a couple of different configurations, so please pay attention to your specific hardware while trying to install it.It comes with dual PCIe-SSDs configured with intel Rapid Storage Technology; i.e. RAID level 0 (Striping). Default operating system is Windows 10 installed in UEFI. Installing Arch will require a complete format / re-partitioning of the disks.

The NVIDIA graphics cards in this model currently does not seem to work with `nouveau` at all, which means there may be boot freeze's while trying to boot from the default ArchISO, which uses nouveau. best workaround for this would be to completely diable the nvidia gpu and use only intel graphics until installation is complete; or to build a custom archiso with nvidia binary drivers bundled instead off nouveau.

Once you have obtained a bootable copy of Arch, Start the installation with the following steps.

  1. Disable Intel Rapid Storage Technology and change SATA configuration to AHCI from the Asus UEFI BIOS.
  2. Boot from a "Bootable Arch USB Device" in UEFI mode.
  3. Format/Partition both SSDs on the device.
  4. Reboot to the "Bootable Arch USB Device".

Now, proceed with the standard Installation guide.

Firmware

fwupd does not support this device yet.

Hardware

See [1] for a hardware probe of this device.

Screenpad

The Asus Screenpad gets recognized as a second monitor (with touch-enabled) by default. The Touch functionality will be uncalibrated by default and the touch-input is mapped to both the main monitor and screen pad. The Special Screenpad button on the keyboard does not work. Cannot adjust the brightness of Screenpad (Which is controlled via Software in Windows). Optionally try the instructions in this page for calibrating the Screenpad-touch.

Keyboard

Like many other Asus Laptop, this model features an Asus N-Key Custom RGB USB Keyboard.

For a better experience, Install the DKMS-module(optional, depending on the Kernel version) and tools available here.

With asusctl installed, most features and keys of the keyboard do work. However, The CPU-Fan-Profile RGB-Auro-Profiles Switching needs to be manually set up via hotkey scripts or it needs to be operated via command-line using the command asusctl. Try the command `asusctl -h` for details.

Function keys

Key Visible?1 Marked?2 Effect
Fn+F1 Yes Yes XF86AudioMute
Fn+F2 Yes Yes XF86AudioLowerVolume
Fn+F3 Yes Yes XF86AudioRaiseVolume
Fn+F4 Yes Untested (Marked as Built-in Microphone ON-OFF Toggle for Windows)
Fn+F6 Untested Yes CPU Fanspeed Control
Fn+F6 Untested Yes Screencapture
Fn+F7 Yes Yes XF86MonBrightnessDown
Fn+F8 Yes Yes XF86MonBrightnessUp
Fn+F9 Yes Yes KDE Switches to External screen
Fn+F10 Yes Yes Enables/disables Touchpad
Fn+F11 Yes Yes XF86Sleep Sleep / Screens Off
Fn+F12 Yes Yes XF86RFKill Marked as Airplay Mode ON-OFF Toggle
Fn+ArrowUp Yes Yes Keyboard RGB Brightness (Increase / ON)
Fn+ArrowDown Yes Yes Keyboard RGB Brightness (Decrease / OFF)
Fn+ArrowLeft Partial Yes Key is detected(KEY_PROG1:149) but no action assigned. (Marked Prev Keyboard RGB mode for Windows)
Fn+ArrowRight Partial Yes Key is detected(KEY_PROG1:202) but no action assigned. (Marked Next Keyboard RGB mode for Windows)

Asus/ROG Special keys

Being an ROG series gaming laptop, this model also features some non-standard special keys on the keyboard, which are partially or fully incompatible as listed below.

Key Visible?1 Marked?2 Effect
ROG Partial Yes Key is detected(KEY_PROG1:148) but no action assigned. (Opens Armorycrate App in Windows)
Page:Arrow No Yes Key is not detected. Toggles PageUp/PageDown mode and Arrow Keys mode
NumPad:TouchPad No Yes Key is not detected. Turns on Software/RGB Based NumPad on Trackpad in Windows.
  1. The key is visible to xev and similar tools
  2. The physical key has a symbol on it, which describes its function

Known Issues

  • Earphone / Microphone ports do not work.
  • Keyboard: Keyboard/Power-button might not wake up the system if the device goes to sleep. Keep pressing the Power button for a while(~20 seconds) to turn off the system in this case.
  • USB-c/Thunderbolt: The port is detected and works in USB 3 mode.
  • On startup there is an error message while systemd fails to start thunderbolt[bolt.service].

See also