ASUS U24E Review and Owners Lounge

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  1. radeon4ever

    radeon4ever Newbie

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    Hi all,

    For your information, Asus has released a new version of the bios, 206. Maybe a solution for SATA III SSD ...

    Anybody to test ?
     
  2. AndrewChou

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    Yes, I installed today new BIOS 206 - it does not work with SATA III. Checked on Seagate Momentus. :(
     
  3. radeon4ever

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    :(

    I have tried to install a Core i7 2620M ES inside the laptop and after a reboot, I had a black screen. I always need to shutdown completely the laptop and start it again :(

    Turbo technology didn't worked.

    I will try to buy a standard version because I tried with a simple Core i3 2310M and everything worked fine.
     
  4. superpj101

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    I just bought this unit with i5-2430. I've been having hard time to find a keyboard protector. is there any asus notebook with same keyboard as this?
     
  5. radeon4ever

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    SSD 300Go Intel in the notebook !

    just in SATA-II If works fine ;)
     
  6. aps2012

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    Hi,

    I am seeking assistance from anybody who has managed to successfully get Ubuntu 11.x or 10.x working on the U24E, but particularly to Users AllurGroceries or frychiko if they are listening.

    I have managed to install Ubuntu 10.10 on my new U24 and it is running almost perfectly except that the desktop is really sluggish. I have traced this down to the fact that Xorg is using the fallback "Software Rasterizer" instead of the actual i915 module that is present on my system.

    There are no errors in any logs; it simply appears that Xorg is not loading the Intel driver because the Intel driver indicates that it cannot perform direct rendering for the internal LCD panel (even though it allocates all the frame buffers, tiling buffers, etc., etc.).

    If you think you know the cause of the problem, please read my full description of the problem on my post on Ubuntu forums before replying. However, in the first instance what would be really helpful is if one or more people who have managed to get 11.10 installed (or even better, 10.10) could post the output of the following commands:

    glxinfo Check

    The glxinfo tool is part of the mesa-utils package, a set of diagnostic tools for testing and benchmarking the OpenGL library installation. It can be installed as follows:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install mesa-utils
    
    Please execute the following test and post your output. I have included the output from my environment as a guide.

    Code:
    ~$ glxinfo | grep render
    direct rendering: Yes
    OpenGL renderer string: Software Rasterizer
        GL_NV_conditional_render, GL_NV_depth_clamp, GL_NV_fragment_program, 
    
    Xorg.log Check

    There is a section in the log that indicates that the Intel driver has loaded and that direct rendering is enabled. From here, Xorg will load the appropriate rasterisation driver. Please scan your Xorg log at /var/log/Xorg.0.log for a section that looks similar to below, and post the equivalent section from your log so we can compare.

    Code:
    ...
    [  4259.580] (II) intel(0): Using exact sizes for initial modes
    [  4259.580] (II) intel(0): Output LVDS1 using initial mode 1366x768
    [  4259.580] (II) intel(0): Using default gamma of (1.0, 1.0, 1.0) unless otherwise stated.
    [  4259.580] (II) intel(0): Kernel page flipping support detected, but forcibly disabled.
    [  4259.580] (**) intel(0): Display dimensions: (260, 140) mm
    [  4259.580] (**) intel(0): DPI set to (133, 139)
    [  4259.580] (II) Loading sub module "fb"
    [  4259.580] (II) LoadModule: "fb"
    [  4259.580] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libfb.so
    [  4259.581] (II) Module fb: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    [  4259.581]     compiled for 1.9.0, module version = 1.0.0
    [  4259.581]     ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.4
    [  4259.581] (==) Depth 24 pixmap format is 32 bpp
    [  4259.581] (**) intel(0): Tiling enabled
    [  4259.581] (**) intel(0): SwapBuffers wait enabled
    [  4259.581] (==) intel(0): VideoRam: 262144 KB
    [  4259.581] (II) intel(0): Allocated new frame buffer 1408x768 stride 5632, tiled
    [  4259.590] (II) UXA(0): Driver registered support for the following operations:
    [  4259.590] (II)         solid
    [  4259.590] (II)         copy
    [  4259.590] (II)         composite (RENDER acceleration)
    [  4259.590] (II)         put_image
    [  4259.590] (II)         get_image
    [  4259.590] (==) intel(0): Backing store disabled
    [  4259.590] (==) intel(0): Silken mouse enabled
    [  4259.590] (II) intel(0): Initializing HW Cursor
    [  4259.648] (II) intel(0): RandR 1.2 enabled, ignore the following RandR disabled message.
    [  4259.650] (==) intel(0): DPMS enabled
    [  4259.650] (==) intel(0): Intel XvMC decoder enabled
    [  4259.651] (II) intel(0): Set up textured video
    [  4259.651] (II) intel(0): [XvMC] i965_xvmc driver initialized.
    [  4259.651] (II) intel(0): direct rendering: Disabled
    [  4259.651] (--) RandR disabled
    [  4259.651] (II) Initializing built-in extension Generic Event Extension
    [  4259.651] (II) Initializing built-in extension SHAPE
    [  4259.651] (II) Initializing built-in extension MIT-SHM
    [  4259.651] (II) Initializing built-in extension XInputExtension
    [  4259.651] (II) Initializing built-in extension XTEST
    [  4259.651] (II) Initializing built-in extension BIG-REQUESTS
    [  4259.651] (II) Initializing built-in extension SYNC
    [  4259.651] (II) Initializing built-in extension XKEYBOARD
    [  4259.651] (II) Initializing built-in extension XC-MISC
    [  4259.651] (II) Initializing built-in extension SECURITY
    [  4259.651] (II) Initializing built-in extension XINERAMA
    [  4259.651] (II) Initializing built-in extension XFIXES
    [  4259.651] (II) Initializing built-in extension RENDER
    [  4259.651] (II) Initializing built-in extension RANDR
    [  4259.651] (II) Initializing built-in extension COMPOSITE
    [  4259.651] (II) Initializing built-in extension DAMAGE
    [  4259.651] (II) Initializing built-in extension GESTURE
    [  4259.661] (II) AIGLX: Screen 0 is not DRI2 capable
    [  4259.661] (II) AIGLX: Screen 0 is not DRI capable
    [  4259.663] (II) AIGLX: Loaded and initialized /usr/lib/dri/swrast_dri.so
    
    This is the last problem I have but it's really ruining the Ubuntu experience. I infinitely prefer the 10.x UI over the 11.x UI so getting this working would be a huge help.

    Once it's all going I can post the entire details of how I got 10.10 working on this machine in case anybody else prefers the more vintage Ubuntu versions over the newer ones.

    Many thanks in advance,
     
  7. ALLurGroceries

    ALLurGroceries   Super Moderator

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    @aps2012 The answer is very simple, 10.10 has a kernel that is too old. There is no sandy bridge support in that kernel or in the graphics stack in the distro.

    You want to be running at the very least 11.04, which has 2.6.38, but will really suck.

    11.10 stock might be good enough for you, I don't know how picky you are.

    I recommend at least a 3.1 kernel, so you can do 11.10 with a PPA package for 3.1 (or better yet, build your own kernel - I attached a .config on the first page).
     
  8. aps2012

    aps2012 Newbie

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    @ALLurGrocercies,

    Thanks for your reply. Actually, the kernel has been fast forwarded. Maybe I should have explained the environment a little more beforehand.

    The environment as it currently stands was prepared as follows:

    1.) Ubuntu 10.10 (amd64, alternate installation) was installed from ISO CD image.
    2.) Kernel was fast-forwarded from 2.6.35 to 3.2.12-030212, the current kernel for Oneiric. This was done to get kernel support for all the peripherals and Intel Sandy Bridge HD3000 graphics chipset (as recommended in this thread).
    3.) Package mesa-utils was installed using apt-get so I could run the glxinfo and glxgears tools.

    And that's all. Apart from steps (2) and (3) above, it is a completely vanilla system. There are no externally-connected displays.

    No post-installation software updates have been performed. This is the second time I've built this system. The first time I did run all the post-installation updates. After the second clean install I noticed the logs and symptoms were identical in every way without the updates, so the system currently doesn't have them.

    That said, the environment works very well and is completely stable. Confirmed as working completely are:


    • OpenGL (glxgears, Adobe Flash, OpenGL screensavers, etc.)
    • Wired LAN
    • Wireless LAN
    • Touchpad (shows as the Elan Multitouch)
    • Hotkeys
    • Suspend/Resume/Hibernate
    • WebCAM

    Not yet confirmed but appear to be operational:


    • Bluetooth

    The only thing not working is the hardware acceleration for the desktop support. I don't think it's the kernel, it might the Xorg server, its configuration, or LibGL, or a combination of all three.

    If you could just post the output of glxinfo and /var/log/Xorg.0.log from your working system so I can make a comparison I would be grateful.

    Thanks in advance,
     
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  10. dasaki

    dasaki Notebook Enthusiast

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    I've just installed the 206 update, but it didn't solve the BIOS-screen-on-cold-boot problem I have with my Phoenyx EVO SSD 115Gb SATA II

    :(
     
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