Tag Archives: Zenbook

Automating building kernel for Zenbooks

I wrote some simple script to automate building kernels for Zenbook laptops.

It downloads and apply Bluetooth patch, RC6 patch, Sentelic drivers, fixes DSDT table, and helps doing compilation of all of that.

Hope it’s going to be helpful for someone.

Here it goes. Should work on most Debian based distros, but as usual. There is NO warranty ;)

Possible solution to sudden shutdowns of Zenbook under Linux

Some guy on Ubuntu forum described a solution to fix sudden shutdowns on Asus UX31e with enabled RC6 under Linux.
Seems that the problem is in Differentiated System Description Table (part of ACPI).

I wonder if step zero from that manual wouldn’t be enough to fix it.

Anyway I hope I’ll finally be able to work on *stable* system ;)

Sentelic touchpad

With the latest changes in driver for Sentelic touchpad I’m eventually able to use two-finger scrolling, and disable touchpad while typing.

Middle-button emulation and on pad click & drag doesn’t work yet, though. Edge scrolling either.

Anyway it starts to be really usable and there is some progress to merge this driver with mainline kernel.

I believe last time I was compiling kernel was around 2.4.18 and only because at that time I was maintaining router for some network and needed some special iptables extensions. Happily it hasn’t changed too much since then and I can compile 3.2.1 without problem ;)

Asus UX31E

I’ve got that laptop. It’s pretty cool, but unfortunatelly doesn’t work perfectly under Linux.

I’ve just created subpage with information about its current support.
In short forget about long time battery life and about touchpad if you have Sentelic’s one.

Want to know more check out subpage related to Zenbook.