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Models covered
Asus Zenbook prime

Overall Status

Core Components


Boot Standard Kernel:


LAN network card:


Detect CD/DVD:


Detect hard drives:


Extra Features

CPU Frequency Scaling




Sleep / Suspend




- OpenGL


- Resize-and-Rotate(randr)


Switch to External Screen



- Built-in (Touchpad)




Keyboard's Hotkeys


Legend :
{OK} = OK ; {X} Unsupported(No Driver) ; /!\ = Error (Couldn't get it working); [?] Unknown, Not Test ; [-] Not-applicable
{i} = Configuration Required; X-( = Only works with a non-free driver and or firmware

Important Note



According to this site, “these kernel parameters offer some speed optimizations and longer battery life. It is recommended to enable them”. Add the following kernel parameters to GRUB2 by editing the file /etc/default/grub on the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT line.

add_efi_memmap i915.i915_enable_rc6=1 pcie_aspm=force drm.vblankoffdelay=1 i915.semaphores=1 


The laptop uses an Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 4000 that works with i915 driver. It has two outputs: one VGA (that works fine with the supplied adaptor) and one micro HDMI. I could only get it to work with the Asus micro HDMI to HDMI cable (tested it with another cable and it didn't work).


The Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller works with the kernel driver snd_hda_intel. The codec in use is the Realtek ALC269VB. The internal mic works out of the box, as well as the speakers. The laptop also has a combo jack (headphones output + mic input). To make it work, type the following code in a terminal window and hit 'Enter':

echo options snd-hda-intel model=laptop-dmic | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

Then restart ALSA:

sudo alsa force-reload

I still need to test sound through the HDMI cable.


Power Management


This laptop has an Integrated 802.11 a/b/g/n card with BT 4.0 support. Wifi works with the iwlwifi kernel module. You'll need to install the firmware-iwlwifi package.


Works out of the box. On KDE, install bluedevil. See


Works out of the box.

Card reader

Works fine out of the box with the rts5139 kernel module.


System Summary



lsusb -v | grep -E '\<(Bus|iProduct|bDeviceClass|bDeviceProtocol)' 2>/dev/null

USB Host controllers entries (without OHCI, UHCI, EHCI) are removed too.



Some configuration files and sample outputs.