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notebook Zenbook UX501JW
model: Zenbook UX501JW(model id: 1900)
subtype (notebook, netbook, motherboard, tablet):
notebook
vendor:
ASUS
architecture:
x86-64/amd64
does it have a free boot firmware (BIOS,UEFI,...) ?
no
can free operating systems be installed?
yes
does the device prevent installing wifi cards not-approved by the vendor?
no
year of commercialization:
2015
compatibility with free software:
C-silver
tested on:
Debian GNU/Linux 8 jessie
tested with the following kernel libre:
4.11.4-gnu
video card model:
Nvidia GTX 960m, Intel HD Graphics 4600 (not specified how it works)
wifi model:
(it does not work)
webcam model:
(not specified how it works)
Description:
The wifi card the ZenBook is delivered with does not work without installing proprietary drivers. But gladly it can be replaced by one that does. Everything but the default wifi card seems to work with only free software. I didn't test Nvidias GTX 960m because I only use Intels HD Graphics. lspci -vmmnn
Slot:	00:00.0
Class:	Host bridge [0600]
Vendor:	Intel Corporation [8086]
Device:	Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor DRAM Controller [0c04]
SVendor:	ASUSTeK Computer Inc. [1043]
SDevice:	Device [18dd]
Rev:	06

Slot:	00:01.0
Class:	PCI bridge [0604]
Vendor:	Intel Corporation [8086]
Device:	Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor PCI Express x16 Controller [0c01]
Rev:	06

Slot:	00:02.0
Class:	VGA compatible controller [0300]
Vendor:	Intel Corporation [8086]
Device:	4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller [0416]
SVendor:	ASUSTeK Computer Inc. [1043]
SDevice:	Device [18dd]
Rev:	06

Slot:	00:03.0
Class:	Audio device [0403]
Vendor:	Intel Corporation [8086]
Device:	Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio Controller [0c0c]
SVendor:	Intel Corporation [8086]
SDevice:	Device [2010]
Rev:	06

Slot:	00:14.0
Class:	USB controller [0c03]
Vendor:	Intel Corporation [8086]
Device:	8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI [8c31]
SVendor:	ASUSTeK Computer Inc. [1043]
SDevice:	Device [18dd]
Rev:	05
ProgIf:	30

Slot:	00:16.0
Class:	Communication controller [0780]
Vendor:	Intel Corporation [8086]
Device:	8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 [8c3a]
SVendor:	ASUSTeK Computer Inc. [1043]
SDevice:	Device [18dd]
Rev:	04

Slot:	00:1a.0
Class:	USB controller [0c03]
Vendor:	Intel Corporation [8086]
Device:	8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB EHCI #2 [8c2d]
SVendor:	ASUSTeK Computer Inc. [1043]
SDevice:	Device [18dd]
Rev:	05
ProgIf:	20

Slot:	00:1b.0
Class:	Audio device [0403]
Vendor:	Intel Corporation [8086]
Device:	8 Series/C220 Series Chipset High Definition Audio Controller [8c20]
SVendor:	ASUSTeK Computer Inc. [1043]
SDevice:	Device [18dd]
Rev:	05

Slot:	00:1c.0
Class:	PCI bridge [0604]
Vendor:	Intel Corporation [8086]
Device:	8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #1 [8c10]
Rev:	d5

Slot:	00:1c.2
Class:	PCI bridge [0604]
Vendor:	Intel Corporation [8086]
Device:	8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #3 [8c14]
Rev:	d5

Slot:	00:1c.3
Class:	PCI bridge [0604]
Vendor:	Intel Corporation [8086]
Device:	8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #4 [8c16]
Rev:	d5

Slot:	00:1d.0
Class:	USB controller [0c03]
Vendor:	Intel Corporation [8086]
Device:	8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB EHCI #1 [8c26]
SVendor:	ASUSTeK Computer Inc. [1043]
SDevice:	Device [18dd]
Rev:	05
ProgIf:	20

Slot:	00:1f.0
Class:	ISA bridge [0601]
Vendor:	Intel Corporation [8086]
Device:	HM87 Express LPC Controller [8c4b]
SVendor:	ASUSTeK Computer Inc. [1043]
SDevice:	Device [18dd]
Rev:	05

Slot:	00:1f.2
Class:	SATA controller [0106]
Vendor:	Intel Corporation [8086]
Device:	8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller 1 [AHCI mode] [8c03]
SVendor:	ASUSTeK Computer Inc. [1043]
SDevice:	Device [18dd]
Rev:	05
ProgIf:	01

Slot:	00:1f.3
Class:	SMBus [0c05]
Vendor:	Intel Corporation [8086]
Device:	8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller [8c22]
SVendor:	ASUSTeK Computer Inc. [1043]
SDevice:	Device [18dd]
Rev:	05

Slot:	01:00.0
Class:	3D controller [0302]
Vendor:	NVIDIA Corporation [10de]
Device:	Device [139b]
SVendor:	ASUSTeK Computer Inc. [1043]
SDevice:	Device [18dd]
Rev:	a2

Slot:	3b:00.0
Class:	Network controller [0280]
Vendor:	Qualcomm Atheros [168c] ----- replaced by me (original one does not work with free dirivers) -----
Device:	AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) [002b]
SVendor:	Foxconn International, Inc. [105b]
SDevice:	Device [e035]
PhySlot:	1-1
Rev:	01

Slot:	3c:00.0
Class:	Unassigned class [ff00]
Vendor:	Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. [10ec]
Device:	RTS5227 PCI Express Card Reader [5227]
SVendor:	ASUSTeK Computer Inc. [1043]
SDevice:	Device [18dd]
PhySlot:	1-2
Rev:	01
lspci -nnk
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor DRAM Controller [8086:0c04] (rev 06)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:18dd]
00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor PCI Express x16 Controller [8086:0c01] (rev 06)
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0416] (rev 06)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:18dd]
	Kernel driver in use: i915
00:03.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio Controller [8086:0c0c] (rev 06)
	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:2010]
	Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
00:14.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI [8086:8c31] (rev 05)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:18dd]
	Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd
00:16.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 [8086:8c3a] (rev 04)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:18dd]
	Kernel driver in use: mei_me
00:1a.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB EHCI #2 [8086:8c2d] (rev 05)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:18dd]
	Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset High Definition Audio Controller [8086:8c20] (rev 05)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:18dd]
	Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #1 [8086:8c10] (rev d5)
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:1c.2 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #3 [8086:8c14] (rev d5)
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #4 [8086:8c16] (rev d5)
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:1d.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB EHCI #1 [8086:8c26] (rev 05)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:18dd]
	Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation HM87 Express LPC Controller [8086:8c4b] (rev 05)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:18dd]
	Kernel driver in use: lpc_ich
00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller 1 [AHCI mode] [8086:8c03] (rev 05)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:18dd]
	Kernel driver in use: ahci
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller [8086:8c22] (rev 05)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:18dd]
	Kernel driver in use: i801_smbus
01:00.0 3D controller [0302]: NVIDIA Corporation Device [10de:139b] (rev a2)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:18dd]
	Kernel driver in use: nouveau
3b:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) [168c:002b] (rev 01)
	Subsystem: Foxconn International, Inc. Device [105b:e035]
	Kernel driver in use: ath9k
3c:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5227 PCI Express Card Reader [10ec:5227] (rev 01)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:18dd]
	Kernel driver in use: rtsx_pci
lsusb
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:8000 Intel Corp. 
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:8008 Intel Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

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