Ubuntu on Asus K53U

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The Asus K53U laptop with the components described below has been awarded the status of certified for Ubuntu.

Please note that for pre-installed systems:

  1. The system is available in some regions with a special image of Ubuntu pre-installed by the manufacturer. It takes advantage of the hardware features for this system and may include additional software. You should check when buying the system whether this is an option.
  2. Standard images of Ubuntu may not work at all on the system or may not work well, though Canonical and computer manufacturers will try to certify the system with future standard releases of Ubuntu.

Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS 64-bit

Available from ubuntu.com

Certification notes

Proprietary Drivers Required
Installation of proprietary AMD video driver is required for HDMI audio to work properly.
BIOS
American Megatrends Inc.: 220 (Legacy)

Hardware overview

This system was tested with these key components:

Audio

ATI Technologies Inc Wrestler HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 6250/6310]

BIOS

American Megatrends Inc. 220

Board

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. K53U

Capture

None ASUS USB2.0 WebCam

None Asus WMI hotkeys

Alcor Micro Corporation Unknown

Cdrom

None SlimtypeDVD A DS8A5SH

Chassis

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Notebook

Disk

None ST9500325AS

Ide

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB700/SB800 IDE Controller

Keyboard

None AT Translated Set 2 keyboard

Network

Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller

Other

None HD-Audio Generic HDMI/DP,pcm=3

Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 SATA Controller [AHCI mode]

ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800/SB900 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 0)

Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 14h Processor Root Complex

Advanced Micro Devices Family 14h Processor Root Port

Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 3

PNP None

PNP None

ASUSTEK PA3533U

Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

Processor

AMD C-50 Processo AMD C-50 Processor

Touch

None ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad

Usb

Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller

Video

ATI Technologies Inc Wrestler [Radeon HD 6250]

Wireless

RaLink RT5390 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe