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Asus X550EA (Notebook, 15 Inch)

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Asus  X550EA (Notebook, 15 Inch)
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Review of Linux Compatibility

The Asus X550EA is a 15 inch notebook. It was successfully tested in configuration

 DMI: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. X550EA/X550EA, BIOS X550EA.206 09/24/2013

under Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS with Linux kernel version 4.2.0-34-generic.

Hardware Overview

The following hardware components are part of the Asus X550EA and are supported by the listed kernel drivers:

00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 16h Processor Root Complex [1022:1536]
	Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 16h Processor Root Complex [1022:1536]
00:01.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Kabini [Radeon HD 8330] [1002:9832]
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:148d]
	Kernel driver in use: fglrx_pci
00:01.1 Audio device [0403]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Kabini HDMI/DP Audio [1002:9840]
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:148d]
	Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
00:02.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 16h Processor Function 0 [1022:1538]
00:10.0 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH USB XHCI Controller [1022:7814] (rev 01)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:148d]
	Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd
00:11.0 SATA controller [0106]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH SATA Controller [AHCI mode] [1022:7801] (rev 40)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:148d]
	Kernel driver in use: ahci
00:12.0 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH USB OHCI Controller [1022:7807] (rev 39)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:148d]
	Kernel driver in use: ohci-pci
00:12.2 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH USB EHCI Controller [1022:7808] (rev 39)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:148d]
	Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
00:13.0 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH USB OHCI Controller [1022:7807] (rev 39)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:148d]
	Kernel driver in use: ohci-pci
00:13.2 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH USB EHCI Controller [1022:7808] (rev 39)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:148d]
	Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
00:14.0 SMBus [0c05]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH SMBus Controller [1022:780b] (rev 3a)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:148d]
00:14.2 Audio device [0403]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller [1022:780d] (rev 02)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:148d]
	Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
00:14.3 ISA bridge [0601]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH LPC Bridge [1022:780e] (rev 11)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:148d]
00:14.7 SD Host controller [0805]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH SD Flash Controller [1022:7813] (rev 01)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:148d]
	Kernel driver in use: sdhci-pci
00:18.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 16h Processor Function 0 [1022:1530]
00:18.1 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 16h Processor Function 1 [1022:1531]
00:18.2 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 16h Processor Function 2 [1022:1532]
00:18.3 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 16h Processor Function 3 [1022:1533]
	Kernel driver in use: k10temp
00:18.4 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 16h Processor Function 4 [1022:1534]
	Kernel driver in use: fam15h_power
00:18.5 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 16h Processor Function 5 [1022:1535]

Webcam

The webcam has the USB ID 0bda:5606:

Bus 004 Device 003: ID 0bda:5606 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.

and is fully supported by the uvcvideo drivers:

usb 4-2: New USB device found, idVendor=0bda, idProduct=5606
usb 4-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=1, SerialNumber=2
usb 4-2: Product: USB2.0 HD UVC WebCam
usb 4-2: Manufacturer: Generic
usb 4-2: SerialNumber: 0x0001
Linux video capture interface: v2.00
uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device USB2.0 HD UVC WebCam (0bda:5606)
input: USB2.0 HD UVC WebCam as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:13.2/usb4/4-2/4-2:1.0/input/input19
usbcore: registered new interface driver uvcvideo
USB Video Class driver (1.1.1)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is made available by the internal Bluetooth 4.0 adapter

Bus 006 Device 003: ID 13d3:3362 IMC Networks Atheros AR3012 Bluetooth 4.0 Adapter

Which is supported by the Linux kernel:

usb 6-1: New USB device found, idVendor=13d3, idProduct=3362
usb 6-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
usb 6-1: Product: Bluetooth USB Host Controller
usb 6-1: Manufacturer: Atheros Communications
usb 6-1: SerialNumber: Alaska Day 2006
...
Bluetooth: Core ver 2.20
NET: Registered protocol family 31
Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
Bluetooth: SCO socket layer initialized
usbcore: registered new interface driver btusb

Sound

Also sound is fully supported under Linux:

snd_hda_intel 0000:00:01.1: Force to non-snoop mode
input: HDA ATI HDMI HDMI/DP,pcm=3 as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.1/sound/card0/input14
snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC1D0: autoconfig for ALC3236: line_outs=1 (0x14/0x0/0x0/0x0/0x0) type:speaker
snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC1D0:    speaker_outs=0 (0x0/0x0/0x0/0x0/0x0)
snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC1D0:    hp_outs=1 (0x21/0x0/0x0/0x0/0x0)
snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC1D0:    mono: mono_out=0x0
snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC1D0:    inputs:
snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC1D0:      Internal Mic=0x1a
snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC1D0:      Mic=0x19
input: HD-Audio Generic Mic as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.2/sound/card1/input15
input: HD-Audio Generic Headphone as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.2/sound/card1/input16

Identified Hardware Configurations (1 Result)

This hardware component was used by Linux users under the following system configurations. These results were collected by our LHG Scan Tool:
Distribution
Kernel
Rating
Scan Date
Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS 4.2.0-34-generic - 26/03/2016

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