Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 21
  1. #11
    ROG Guru: Black Belt Array Korth PC Specs
    Korth PC Specs
    MotherboardASUS X99 R5E (BIOS2101/1902)
    ProcessorHaswell-EP E5-1680-3 SR20H/R2 (4.4GHz)
    Memory (part number)Vengeance LPX 4x8GB SS DDR4-3000 (CMK32GX4M4C3000C15)
    Graphics Card #1NVIDIA Quadro GP100GL/16GB, 16xPCIe3, NVLink1 (SLI-HB)
    Graphics Card #2NVIDIA Quadro GP100GL/16GB, 16xPCIe3, NVLink1 (SLI-HB)
    Sound CardJDS Labs O2+ODAC (RevB), USB2 UAC1
    MonitorASUS PG278Q
    Storage #1Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SSDs, 4xSATA3 RAID0
    Storage #2Comay BladeDrive E28 3200GB SSD, 8xPCIe2
    CPU CoolerRaijintek NEMESIS/TISIS, AS5, 2xNH-A14
    CaseObsidian 750D (original), 6xNH-A14
    Power SupplyZalman/FSP ZM1250 Platinum
    Headset Pilot P51 PTT *modded*
    OS Arch, Gentoo, Win7x64, Win10x64
    Network RouterActiontec T3200M VDSL2 Gateway
    Accessory #1 TP-Link AC1900 Archer T9E, 1xPCIe
    Accessory #2 ASUS/Infineon SLB9635 TPM (TT1.2/FW3.19)
    Accessory #3 ASUS OC Panel I (FW0501)
    Korth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Reputation
    152
    Posts
    2,719

    My guess is that ASUS's paranoia is centered around their proprietary "ROG chip" (alongside proprietary ROG_EXT capabilities). Wouldn't want the competition to gain insights into how these embedded black-box components operate, how they work, what they can do.

    Although I don't see any reason Aura software needs to include ROG hardware checking. And, even if ASUS did weld Aura and ROG together, it can probably be fully unlocked with a firmware (BIOS) update. Aura is an embedded luxury-cosmetic thing. It's not an embedded platform-critical thing (like IME).

  2. #12
    ROG Member Array HarlemSquirrel PC Specs
    HarlemSquirrel PC Specs
    MotherboardASUS Crosshair VI Hero
    ProcessorAMD Ryzen 7 1800X
    Memory (part number)16GB Corsair Vengence @ 3200
    Graphics Card #1AMD Saphire Radeon Fury X
    MonitorASUS PB278
    Storage #1Samsung 960 Pro NVMe
    CPU CoolerPhanteks PH-TC14PE_BL
    CaseNZXT Source 530
    Power SupplyEVGA 1000 P2
    Keyboard WASD V2 w/ Cherry MX Green
    Mouse Tek Syndicate Standard Issue
    OS Arch Linux
    HarlemSquirrel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Reputation
    10
    Posts
    15

    Much of the world still operates in with the idea that we should protect our intellectual property: patents, copyright, etc. Slowly things are changing. Traditionally companies like ASUS are valued for what they own more than what they share. Now, companies like AMD and Microsoft are starting to see the power of open source. AMD is contributing to the Linux kernel and Microsoft opened up dotnet.

    https://github.com/amd
    https://github.com/microsoft/

  3. #13
    ROG Guru: Black Belt Array Korth PC Specs
    Korth PC Specs
    MotherboardASUS X99 R5E (BIOS2101/1902)
    ProcessorHaswell-EP E5-1680-3 SR20H/R2 (4.4GHz)
    Memory (part number)Vengeance LPX 4x8GB SS DDR4-3000 (CMK32GX4M4C3000C15)
    Graphics Card #1NVIDIA Quadro GP100GL/16GB, 16xPCIe3, NVLink1 (SLI-HB)
    Graphics Card #2NVIDIA Quadro GP100GL/16GB, 16xPCIe3, NVLink1 (SLI-HB)
    Sound CardJDS Labs O2+ODAC (RevB), USB2 UAC1
    MonitorASUS PG278Q
    Storage #1Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SSDs, 4xSATA3 RAID0
    Storage #2Comay BladeDrive E28 3200GB SSD, 8xPCIe2
    CPU CoolerRaijintek NEMESIS/TISIS, AS5, 2xNH-A14
    CaseObsidian 750D (original), 6xNH-A14
    Power SupplyZalman/FSP ZM1250 Platinum
    Headset Pilot P51 PTT *modded*
    OS Arch, Gentoo, Win7x64, Win10x64
    Network RouterActiontec T3200M VDSL2 Gateway
    Accessory #1 TP-Link AC1900 Archer T9E, 1xPCIe
    Accessory #2 ASUS/Infineon SLB9635 TPM (TT1.2/FW3.19)
    Accessory #3 ASUS OC Panel I (FW0501)
    Korth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Reputation
    152
    Posts
    2,719

    The idea that we should protect our property is enforceable by law, lol. If ASUS owns it then ASUS does whatever ASUS wants with it. If it's worth money then trespassers will suffer.

    I still maintain that public domain opensource Aura is an obvious way to pass the costs of Aura R&D onto the most avid and passionate Aura users. It may or may not actually stimulate many more Aura platform sales, but it will certainly make Aura more attractive than closed-source RGB LED alternatives. It would also give ASUS some street cred for being a more "friendly" and "open" company, a bit of a free kickstart for the ROG brand.

    Gamers have demanded tons of RGB LEDs for years. (A rather silly quantity of LEDs, in my opinion.)
    And now the gamers have tons of RGB LEDs. I'd like to see what they can do with them. Surely a lot more than the handful of effects provided by ASUS?

    In fact, I think ASUS should explicitly encourage fan-based and third-party Aura development. Hold contests, offer prizes and awards and recognition to the finest Auras, reward user efforts which help make ROG the very best brand.

    The race towards innovation doesn't have to always follow the technology track.
    Last edited by Korth; 06-23-2017 at 03:15 AM.

  4. #14
    New ROGer Array
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Reputation
    10
    Posts
    1

    Hate to be the "necro guy" , but...

    *Edit* Just noticed that this is generic to aura and not the laptop I searched.
    Last edited by jschubert; 11-25-2017 at 05:40 AM.

  5. #15
    ROG Member Array
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Reputation
    10
    Posts
    6

    Is there anything new on this topic a year later?

    I'd also be interested in Linux compatible RGB control software from ASUS.

    And I think there are even more people out there which would appreciate that since gaming on Linux has come an even longer way during the past year.
    Steam has now a built-in compatibility tool named Proton in which most Windows games seem to run just fine.
    Gamers can even choose to run a fully fledged Windows VM with GPU pass through and the Looking Glass software if they don't want to miss out on that few games which don't run with Proton.

    It would be a great start if ASUS provides a small documented API or a Linux version of the AURA SDK. Just as HarlemSquirrel I would be willing to contribute time and effort to this.

  6. #16
    ROG Enthusiast Array tamasd PC Specs
    tamasd PC Specs
    Laptop (Model)ThinkPad X270
    MotherboardCrosshair VI Hero
    Processor1800X
    Memory (part number)G.Skill F4-3200C14D-32GTZSK
    Graphics Card #1Strix 1070
    MonitorLG 34UM88C-P
    Storage #1Samsung 960 Pro
    CPU CoolerNoctua NH-D15
    CasePhanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass Black
    Power SupplyCorsair RM650i
    Keyboard Pok3r RGB
    Mouse Logitech G502

    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Reputation
    10
    Posts
    25

    I really would like this to happen. Either open source the SDK, or publish the documentation. I have a C6H and a Strix 1070.

    No other vendor has an open platform (not even Corsair or NZXT). ASUS could be the first to make the step in the right direction.

    Open sourcing would be the best long-term solution I think. Let's face it, AURA often has bugs (especially when running other similar software), and by open sourcing it, other developers could join in for help. Or implement new innovative features.

  7. #17
    ROG Guru: Black Belt Array Korth PC Specs
    Korth PC Specs
    MotherboardASUS X99 R5E (BIOS2101/1902)
    ProcessorHaswell-EP E5-1680-3 SR20H/R2 (4.4GHz)
    Memory (part number)Vengeance LPX 4x8GB SS DDR4-3000 (CMK32GX4M4C3000C15)
    Graphics Card #1NVIDIA Quadro GP100GL/16GB, 16xPCIe3, NVLink1 (SLI-HB)
    Graphics Card #2NVIDIA Quadro GP100GL/16GB, 16xPCIe3, NVLink1 (SLI-HB)
    Sound CardJDS Labs O2+ODAC (RevB), USB2 UAC1
    MonitorASUS PG278Q
    Storage #1Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SSDs, 4xSATA3 RAID0
    Storage #2Comay BladeDrive E28 3200GB SSD, 8xPCIe2
    CPU CoolerRaijintek NEMESIS/TISIS, AS5, 2xNH-A14
    CaseObsidian 750D (original), 6xNH-A14
    Power SupplyZalman/FSP ZM1250 Platinum
    Headset Pilot P51 PTT *modded*
    OS Arch, Gentoo, Win7x64, Win10x64
    Network RouterActiontec T3200M VDSL2 Gateway
    Accessory #1 TP-Link AC1900 Archer T9E, 1xPCIe
    Accessory #2 ASUS/Infineon SLB9635 TPM (TT1.2/FW3.19)
    Accessory #3 ASUS OC Panel I (FW0501)
    Korth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Reputation
    152
    Posts
    2,719

    It's fairly evident that ASUS has many strengths ... but showing interest or providing support for non-corporate entities (non-Microsoft, non-Intel, non-AMD, non-Nvidia) just isn't part of their plan. I think the big global OEM mentality considers everybody outside their organization (including their own customers, consumers, and end-users) as competitors and threats. They'll always passively support "modders" and "enthusiasts" while actively undermining "hackers" and "amateurs", documentation and opensource and linux just isn't a game ASUS will ever want to play unless/until they perceive money to be made from it.
    "All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others." - Douglas Adams

    [/Korth]

  8. #18
    New ROGer Array
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Reputation
    10
    Posts
    2

    Solution

    Quote Originally Posted by Ifadeout View Post
    I'm on it !!
    I'm Asus GL553VD owner, running it with archlinux, 4.9ltskernel with no support for the RGB keyboard, it's sad have to boot with W$ justo to change the color of the KBD, for just put it off.
    There's a problem with kernel support. Out there are some patches and workarrounds for it like this

    I hope this will be a solution soon...
    Bless !
    You can now use openauranb to control notebook back-light.

  9. #19
    ROG Member Array
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Reputation
    10
    Posts
    7

    I'm working on creating an open source Aura control software/SDK that will work with both Windows and Linux. The project is still in its early stages but I can set colors and modes successfully. Next step is writing a user interface.

    https://gitlab.com/CalcProgrammer1/OpenAuraSDK/

  10. #20
    ROG Enthusiast Array
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Reputation
    10
    Posts
    68

    Quote Originally Posted by CalcProgrammer1 View Post
    I'm working on creating an open source Aura control software/SDK that will work with both Windows and Linux. The project is still in its early stages but I can set colors and modes successfully. Next step is writing a user interface.

    https://gitlab.com/CalcProgrammer1/OpenAuraSDK/
    I'm not interested in RGB but thanks for doing this, especially on the linux side.

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •