Updating asus linux

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A year and a half on, it’s much easier to get a fully-working Linux install on the Asus Transformer T100TA. Much of the work testing and patching new kernels has been done by Brainwreck and the guys over at the Asus T100 Ubuntu Google group.

Remember when nothing really worked, and we had to jump through hoops just to get battery monitoring, or power off working? I’ve been away moving house (and job, and country), so sorry for not being around.

for more detail on any of the steps, you might want to take a look there or in the many helpful comments from other users.

As before, prepare a bootable USB stick, but you can use the Ubuntu 15.10 amd64 release — no need for a latest daily build.

Axx , (CEST) This was tested using Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) and DD-WRT v24sp1, and a brand new, off-the-shelf Asus WL-500W.

Microsoft doesn’t write these drivers on its own — it gets them from the manufacturers and provides them to you after vetting them.

If hardware isn’t working on Windows, there’s usually a driver to make it work.

Windows needs manufacturer-provided hardware drivers before your hardware will work.

Linux and other operating systems also need hardware drivers before hardware will work — but hardware drivers are handled differently on Linux.

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