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Dream
08-13-2013, 06:23 PM
Has anyone here installed a Linux OS on a G750 yet? This is all I found so far on it : http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?35105-Linux-compatibility

My G750JX came with Windows 7. I installed ubuntu on my prior laptop without any issues (option to boot to Windows 7 or UB on startup). I'd like to get that same setup going again, either with UB or Linux Mint.

If anyone can point me to a guide of some kind that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Slavisha
08-13-2013, 06:47 PM
Hello there.
I was testing Linux Mint. And have it installed on my machine right now. It is as dual boot and its very simple to install.
I split HDD to two partition. I downloaded Linux mint ISO. I mounted in Demon tool and run it as virtual drive. once you do that you can install it from the windows. It is very simple and intuitive. I install mine on the partition i created on HDD. Once you done with everyhting and restart computer, right before your welcome screen in windows you will have option to booth in linux or windows. Everything works fine except one thing. Our wireless card is not supported by Linux. I spend few hours looking around and couldn't find the way to make it work. :-(

Dream
08-13-2013, 08:03 PM
Thanks!

Hmm, which card do you have? I am running the stock card from ASUS (not the killer card or an upgraded intel card).

Zygomorphic
08-14-2013, 01:27 AM
To figure out which card you have, please run the following command: "lspci" at the terminal and post the output. Atheros cards are supported, as are several others (Intels included, I believe).

Slavisha
08-15-2013, 03:36 AM
My wireless card is Broadcom 802.11ac.
I havent been able to find the driver for this yet.
:-(

Monsterarmy07
08-15-2013, 04:58 AM
I found a way to do so, just either get a second hard drive or shorten the partitions to only one for windows and then just leave the other one unformatted and when you do the live USB don't change any settings in the boot setup and install choose install alongside windows, it won't even try to have you choose amount of partition and it will even create efi boot on that hard drive and work perfectly without even downloading the drivers for the NVIDIA card, I did it with my G750JW 1TB with WD 1TB added and Ubuntu 13.04 from Linux Live USB Creator, try it and let me know how it works for you

Zygomorphic
08-16-2013, 02:01 AM
How about the solution posted here?
http://askubuntu.com/questions/251163/is-there-a-way-to-get-broadcom-802-11ac-wifi-43b1-working-on-ubuntu-12-10
Possibly use ndiswrapper?

joshuar9476
08-17-2013, 07:04 PM
I have Mint 15 Mate edition running just fine on mine. The only issue I have so far is the right touchpad does not work. FOr the
wireless issue, follow the steps found here (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1173761/comments/29).

Slavisha
08-17-2013, 08:42 PM
I have Mint 15 Mate edition running just fine on mine. The only issue I have so far is the right touchpad does not work. FOr the
wireless issue, follow the steps found here (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1173761/comments/29).

Joshuar,
thanks for the link. I am going to try it right now. Youre the best.

nocturnal
09-09-2013, 09:08 AM
Running Arch (w/ Gnome) AND secure boot enabled. Works great (besides some tweaking with backlight). No HW issues at all...

Zygomorphic
09-09-2013, 10:17 AM
Running Arch (w/ Gnome) AND secure boot enabled. Works great (besides some tweaking with backlight). No HW issues at all...
Thanks! That's great to hear that you can get other distros running without having to disable Secure Boot. Screenshots?

mikefaille
11-04-2013, 05:36 PM
Linux Kernel support secureboot natively using LinuxFondation Keys
http://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/23113.html

Secureboot is supported under :

Fedora 19
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/SecureBoot

OpenSuse 12.3
http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:UEFI#Secure_Boot

Ubuntu 13.04
http://www.zdnet.com/my-experiments-with-installing-ubuntu-13-04-pre-release-with-uefi-boot-7000014233/

And, many more like ArchLinux

mikefaille
11-04-2013, 05:37 PM
Maybe, SteamOS will support secureboot too :cool:

Zygomorphic
11-05-2013, 08:57 PM
Maybe, SteamOS will support secureboot too :cool:
If SteamOS is built around LINUX, then the same signing keys can be used. Actually, now that there are available signing keys, we shouldn't have too many issues.

arielsanchezmora
12-25-2013, 10:28 AM
I was having problems with centOS, but fedora 20 already included the onboard nic, and adding the wireless was easy. I don't see support for the fn keys, and if I solve it, I will update here.

http://arielsanchezmora.blogspot.com/2013/11/asus-g750j-in-linux.html

Zygomorphic
12-25-2013, 11:20 AM
I was having problems with centOS, but fedora 20 already included the onboard nic, and adding the wireless was easy. I don't see support for the fn keys, and if I solve it, I will update here.

http://arielsanchezmora.blogspot.com/2013/11/asus-g750j-in-linux.html
CentOS is a server distro, so it is designed for long-term stability. As a result, it doesn't get hardware patches or drivers very quickly. Fedora is a near bleeding-edge distro, so it will get them very quickly. To an extent, Fedora is Red Hat's beta testbed for RHEL (from which CentOS is derived).

If you don't mind, please keep posting here! Oh, and welcome to the forums! :)

morphemass
01-01-2014, 01:24 PM
Running Arch (w/ Gnome) AND secure boot enabled. Works great (besides some tweaking with backlight). No HW issues at all...

What actually worked for the backlight and with which graphics driver (nouveau or the propriety?).

While I'm at it, has anyone any tips for the touchpad right button which doesnt work, and also reducing the sensitivity of the touchpad? I keep moving the mouse with my right hand when typing *sigh*

EDIT: To answer my own question in part: touchpad right button fix is pointed out by Joe at https://ask.fedoraproject.org/question/37354/asus-rog-g750jh-right-click-not-working/.

EDIT 2: Also still on the touch pad, unintended activation can be avoided with:
synclient PalmDetect=1 PalmMinWidth=5 PalmMinZ=5

Still no complete solution to the backlight problem. fn5+fn6 can be enabled with "quiet splash acpi_osi= " in the grub menu, nvidiabl can be patched but I haven't had time to look at what the ranges should be. xbacklight works but I suspect I'm missing something simple...?

Zygomorphic
01-03-2014, 12:13 AM
If you want to turn them on, check under /sys/class/leds directory and see what is in there.

morphemass
01-03-2014, 09:56 AM
If you want to turn them on, check under /sys/class/leds directory and see what is in there.

Its the backlight levels for the 17" display I'm having problems with...

Zygomorphic
01-03-2014, 11:25 AM
Its the backlight levels for the 17" display I'm having problems with...
Oh, that's harder. Have you tried the latest NVidia drivers from NVidia proper? They were starting to add support for notebook backlighting.

morphemass
01-07-2014, 04:17 PM
http://lajackson2.wordpress.com/2014/01/07/g750jh-backlight-brightness/

I finally managed to get the backlight working with OSD.

Edit: Annnnnndd I rebooted and it broke. Ahhh xhost +local: vs xhost +localhost. Fixed!

nocturnal
01-15-2014, 06:56 PM
What actually worked for the backlight and with which graphics driver (nouveau or the propriety?).

While I'm at it, has anyone any tips for the touchpad right button which doesnt work, and also reducing the sensitivity of the touchpad? I keep moving the mouse with my right hand when typing *sigh*

EDIT: To answer my own question in part: touchpad right button fix is pointed out by Joe at https://ask.fedoraproject.org/question/37354/asus-rog-g750jh-right-click-not-working/.

EDIT 2: Also still on the touch pad, unintended activation can be avoided with:
synclient PalmDetect=1 PalmMinWidth=5 PalmMinZ=5

Still no complete solution to the backlight problem. fn5+fn6 can be enabled with "quiet splash acpi_osi= " in the grub menu, nvidiabl can be patched but I haven't had time to look at what the ranges should be. xbacklight works but I suspect I'm missing something simple...?

First i used nvidiabl utility which did not work out of the box (had to change code to work with our model). Wasn't happy with that solution, so i added a few tweaks as kernel parms, and now its working with xbacklight. The slider in Gnome does not work properly, assuming it does not use xbacklight.

AS for secureboot, I ended up using gummiboot (what a great and tiny piece of software, so much esaier than that grub bloat). w/ linuxfoundation's signed loader.

Jesise
03-04-2014, 07:17 PM
I was having problems with centOS, but fedora 20 already included the onboard nic, and adding the wireless was easy. I don't see support for the fn keys, and if I solve it, I will update here.

http://arielsanchezmora.blogspot.com/2013/11/asus-g750j-in-linux.html

Hi, bro, what is your wireless adapter name, mine is BCM 4352, I use Fedora 20 too, it is not work, and no solution right now.

dave9998
04-01-2014, 09:20 AM
I will throw my hat into the ring since this seems to be the Linux thread. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I have had a lot of issues with the touchpad. This helped to fix my inability to right-click with the right button of the touchpad:

http://superuser.com/questions/619582/right-elantech-touchpad-button-not-working-in-linux

Now my biggest problem is that I have to really bang on the touchpad to make it click. I don't mean the buttons but the touchpad area itself is not sensitive AT ALL in spite of having the sensitivity cranked up in the system tools/mouse and touchpad.

Also sometimes even when I bang on it hard, it is only the second or third click that is recognized, not the first. This makes the click feature of the touchpad almost worthless.

I have the speed and acceleration turned all the way up but I would like the cursor to move faster, accelerate faster, and move more with each swipe on the touchpad since I have a big screen to cover (17inch).

Any ideas? Also the touchpad does not completely turn off while typing. Or it doesn't turn off long enough. The cursor wobbles all over as I type.

So, yeah, this touchpad is a nightmare with the G750 in Ubuntu.

Another thing is the video card. When I scroll, I see a wonky line in the middle of the screen, going horizontally. I tried using the built-in method to update the video driver, but it didn't help even though it installed the driver.

Any help for these problems would be much, much appreciated.

dave9998
04-01-2014, 09:46 AM
I should mention too that using the touchpad I can't select multiple files in a series using either shift-click or ctrl-click. This is really frustrating!

Zygomorphic
04-02-2014, 10:22 AM
For the nVidia, try downloading the driver from nVidia's website and installing that. The Ubuntu ones are usually quite out of date, so the nVidia ones have bug-fixes and feature enhancements that are nice. :)

Grimalkin
05-29-2014, 11:28 PM
I found a way to do so, just either get a second hard drive or shorten the partitions to only one for windows and then just leave the other one unformatted and when you do the live USB don't change any settings in the boot setup and install choose install alongside windows, it won't even try to have you choose amount of partition and it will even create efi boot on that hard drive and work perfectly without even downloading the drivers for the NVIDIA card, I did it with my G750JW 1TB with WD 1TB added and Ubuntu 13.04 from Linux Live USB Creator, try it and let me know how it works for you


HI,

When you are doing the install are you booting from the USB and choosing the install or the try option? DId you change any settings in the BIOS before doing this? Any more details you can give will be greatly appreciated

Cheers
G

Zygomorphic
05-30-2014, 10:17 AM
On my Surface Pro (which is EFI equipped), I have done either, and either seems to work. I would recommend booting into the "try" option first, just to make sure that things are nominally functional. Then, you can double-click on the "install" desktop icon and proceed from there, the process is no different.

basarix
06-09-2014, 05:40 PM
has anyone managed to get wifi working on a G750 under linuxmint 16 / 17 (ubuntu 14.smth)

ppmt_rog
06-09-2014, 06:13 PM
Hi,

I don't use Mint but have Ubuntu 14.04 (64bits) and can report that WifI is working fine - I was a bit worried as well when trying Ubuntu from the DVD since Wifi was not working but after installing it, Wifi worked straight away

I believe that both Mint and Ubuntu are more or less the same base.

Samirosman
07-19-2014, 11:22 PM
Great thread!

Can someone help me out with the brightness controls in Fedora 20? I am using the latest drivers for the GTX 780 on my ROG G750JH, all seems to work well except the brightness controls (fn F5/F6) Tried installing nvclock to get the SmartDimmer working but it won't start.
Been reading on this all night but can't seem to find something hat works for Fedora 20 and the G750JH.

Thanks in advance!

simonguide
01-05-2016, 07:27 AM
Hi All,

Sorry to revive/hijack a dead thread, I just got a GL752V and installed Debian and have not been able to get the touchpad working. Has anyone else had issues (other than the right click mentioned above) and if so what solutions worked?

It looks like bug reports have already been filed:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1526393
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1520519

I was hoping for a faster/easier solution than Launchpad. I have tried lspci, lsusb, cat /proc/bus/input/devices, and have installed xinput and tried its list. None are even detecting a touchpad. xinput list shows my Mac mouse and the Virtual Core XTEST pointer, which I believe is always there and not the hardware touchpad.

Like I said, if anyone has come across anything it would be appreciated, thanks.

simonguide
01-06-2016, 07:08 AM
Sorry, my mistake. I was using a barebones Debian with OpenBox and Tint2. I assumed if the touchpad wasn't working there it wouldn't work in Ubuntu but I tried it today and it did work (along with wifi, sound, etc).

For anyone else, looking, try a number of distro's, I read somewhere Fedora or Mint might work if Debian/Ubuntu don't. Hope that helps.