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    Linux on G750JX/JW and warranty question

    Hello guys, sorry if I ask in wrong thread, but I want buy a G750JX/JW model and I want to use linux(Lubuntu 13.10) and here my question:
    If I install linux on it did I break warranty?

    p.s. sorry for my bad english.

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    No worries about your English, and welcome to the forums! No, that doesn't break your warranty at all, though if you have to send your notebook back for service, ASUS may reinstall Windows on it. When you get the computer, please join my LINUX users group!
    I am disturbed because I cannot break my system...found out there were others trying to cope! We have a support group on here, if your system will not break, please join!
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=16
    We now have 178 people whose systems will not break! Yippee!
    LINUX Users, we have a group!
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=23

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    Thnx for reply, and one more question...
    I heared that asus modify nvidia drivers, and that official drivers from nvidia didn't find hardware on laptop. I want to use drivers from nvidia website on my laptop with linux. So my question in short: can I use official drivers from nvidia website on my future laptop without problems? Any one try this?

    p.s. my desktop computer runs with lubuntu and uses official nvidia drivers - 331.38

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hronom View Post
    Thnx for reply, and one more question...
    I heared that asus modify nvidia drivers, and that official drivers from nvidia didn't find hardware on laptop. I want to use drivers from nvidia website on my laptop with linux. So my question in short: can I use official drivers from nvidia website on my future laptop without problems? Any one try this?

    p.s. my desktop computer runs with lubuntu and uses official nvidia drivers - 331.38
    I can't tell you. If the G750 doesn't have Optimus, then I would guess that the answer is yes. The only way to find out is to try it!
    I am disturbed because I cannot break my system...found out there were others trying to cope! We have a support group on here, if your system will not break, please join!
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=16
    We now have 178 people whose systems will not break! Yippee!
    LINUX Users, we have a group!
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=23

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    Big thnx for reply!!!
    Also i get official answer from Ukraine ASUS tech support. They say that i'm can install what i want but if i lost original win8 install then i can restore it in service center. Also after reading some reviews seems like optimus disabled by default. But i didnt find can i enable optimus if i whant, but for me disabled optimus is good, linux users understand me=)

    But i did not found any conformation is ASUS modified nvidia cards in laptops and can i use drivers from official nvidia website. Because i'm reading somewhere that vid/pid of graphic card in laptop has difference with nvidia cards.

    Also G750JX model has latest BIOS 2014.01.15 - BIOS 209 (G750JX). JW didnt has at current moment, maybe JW not need this update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hronom View Post
    Big thnx for reply!!!
    Also i get official answer from Ukraine ASUS tech support. They say that i'm can install what i want but if i lost original win8 install then i can restore it in service center. Also after reading some reviews seems like optimus disabled by default. But i didnt find can i enable optimus if i whant, but for me disabled optimus is good, linux users understand me=)

    But i did not found any conformation is ASUS modified nvidia cards in laptops and can i use drivers from official nvidia website. Because i'm reading somewhere that vid/pid of graphic card in laptop has difference with nvidia cards.

    Also G750JX model has latest BIOS 2014.01.15 - BIOS 209 (G750JX). JW didnt has at current moment, maybe JW not need this update.
    Okay, here's my thoughts on your points.
    1) Good to hear what ASUS says. That's what I would expect them to say. As to Optimus, yup, we like it disabled, and it may not even bein that laptop (which wouldn't surprise me, as Optimus limits performance).
    2) I think you can use nVidia drivers. Even if ASUS doesn't recommend it, you can. nVidia's reference drivers are really general. Only Sony and a few Fujitsu laptops won't run, because those systems are totally different.
    3) No, it doesn't need the update. Each individual SKU has its own set of BIOS updates.
    I am disturbed because I cannot break my system...found out there were others trying to cope! We have a support group on here, if your system will not break, please join!
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=16
    We now have 178 people whose systems will not break! Yippee!
    LINUX Users, we have a group!
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=23

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    So guys i'm have received my G750JX... I have updated from official website nvidia drivers and all installed ok. I'm install 332.21. At current moment i cant tell anything about linux, because i'm need to test hardware on windows before install linux.

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