The name of this keycode will appear as “Web Cam” to the left of “Webcam”. The Zenbook Prime retains the same wedge shape and the strong build quality of the original Zenbook. It’s a strong configuration all up, and it allowed the Zenbook Prime to put up good results in our tests. With bumblebee, you can chose whenever to use the nvidia graphics by starting your application like this: Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected.

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This shortcut should be listed by default under “Sound and Media”.

ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A Ultrabook review

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. I’ve also noticed that a few other aspects of the touchpad, like coasting after scrolling with a two-finger swipe, don’t seem to be as smooth as with the ASUS SmartTouch drivers.

Correct behavior of the display brightness keys Fn-F5, Fn-F6 could be enabled as described below.

Page 7 of 32 First However, as much as the Zenbook Prime is a vast improvement over the original Zenbook, there are still a couple of niggling issues that are present. For details and our forum data attribution, retention and privacy policy, see here.

Disabling keyboard backlight, dimming display backlight and using other window managers like Openbox or Xfce saves energy, too! Originally Posted by bambam Bookmarks Bookmarks Digg del. You might also have to change to boot order to boot from the Live USB.


Page History Login to edit. With solid construction, a superb, Full HD screen, a backlit keyboard, fast performance and good battery life, the Zenbook Prime is a strong candidate for Ultrabook of the year.

ASUS UX31A: Putting the Ultra in Ultrabooks

The ambient light sensor that controls the keyboard backlight could also stand to be a little more sensitive also, we noticed that this sensor only controlled the keyboard light and not the screen, which we would have liked. Using the out-of-box configuration, boot-up time for the Ultrabook was clocked at 20sec from a cold start, and resume time from sleep mode was a mere 2sec.

Using the built-in Mirror Displays checkbox in the Displays control panel to mirror the displays does not work correctly in Ubuntu Will try to tune this further with instructions on the wiki https: Skype, Google Hangouts install and run guvcview and adjust your brightness, contrast and gamma settings.

Check out how to install it here Originally Posted by screemo. Now that we’ve finally got our hands on it, we can understand the hype behind this machine and we can see that ASUS has indeed fixed a lot of what was wrong with the original.

[ubuntu] Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A and UX32VD – Page 7

In a quiet room, they can make for enjoyable music listening and YouTube viewing. Note from a UX31A ttouchpad of Ubuntu After enabling ALPM https: I have a different touchpad driver.

The keyboard is one of the other areas that has been touuchpad over the previous Zenbook. Display mirroring to the VGA output can be achieved with the following command: Workarounds to control screen brightness are detailed below.


Nvidia Optimus UX32VD only By default, the graphic card is turned on in the background, ending up with lots of unnecessary consumed power the card is not used, it’s just powered on.

Despite the squeaking space bar and a cursor that sometimes skipped all over the screen as we typed, the Zenbook Prime offers a much better overall user experience than its predecessor. Wifitoggling might give a kernal panic.

Unless pri,e have a set of such tiny torx screwdrivers, your hopes and dreams of playing with this laptop’s gizzards will go unfulfilled. This option makes external USB mice freeze randomly every minute or so. If you are using systemd then the above may not work as systemd has taken over several power management functions.

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You can have the screen positioned at the angle you desire, but picking up the Ultrabook to move it to another location, for example, can cause the screen to tilt back all the way — it doesn’t happen all the time though.