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notebook ASUS KCC-RMM-MSO-NB-K55A
model: ASUS KCC-RMM-MSO-NB-K55A(model id: 2264)
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?
not-specified
year of commercialization:
2012
compatibility with free software:
A-platinum
tested on:
Trisquel 9.0 Etiona
tested with the following kernel libre:
4.15.0-161-generic
video card model:
Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09) (works with 3D acceleration)
wifi model:
Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01) (it works)
webcam model:
Sunplus Innovation Technology Inc. Asus Webcam (it works)
Description:

The model name returned by dmidecode is "K55A", but I know that's too short. The stickers on the bottom of my laptop have worn away, but luckily the stickers under the battery were protected. There's lots of numbers on the various stickers here. On the battery itself, there's a sticker with "K55A-RHI5N13" which jumped out to me at first since it begins with "K55A-", and there are plenty of other numbers on the battery that could be the model number of the battery, but putting the model number of the laptop on the battery seems odd to me, so I found a different sticker on the laptop itself with "KCC-RMM-MSO-NB-K55A", which is what I chose for the model field. But, a search for "KCC-RMM-MSO-NB-K55A" turns up nothing, while a search for "K55A-RHI5N13" turns up several results. It's probably worth noting that my laptop says "+19V" (volts), but the battery says "+10.8V" (I bought it refurbished (in 2013 iirc) so maybe they swapped the battery (It also came with more RAM than expected (8GB instead of 6GB) and lots of extra hard disk partitions.)?).

I don't think the UEFI firmware is free or even can (feasibly) be free due to the Intel Management Engine, though, it may be possible to get close with this article Libreboot linked (Be careful when messing with BIOS/UEFI firmware! Always make backups first!) (Also I have not attempted or even fully read these instructions.).

I couldn't find information specific to my model about Wi-Fi card whitelists, but this article suggests that Asus does not enforce whitelisting.

The BIOS release date is 08/20/2012 so that's what I put as the year of commercialization, even though I remember thinking it was released in 2013.

I couldn't get compiz to work, but glxinfo shows that direct rendering is enabled and glxgears shows 60fps (monitor refresh rate is 60hz), so I marked the video card as working with 3D acceleration.

There are 4 CPU cores.

CPU model name:

Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz

The maximum CPU speed is 3800 MHz, but my current, and presumably the default, speed is 2500 MHz.

There is a fan.

There is no Bluetooth adapter.

~$ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 1bcf:2883 Sunplus Innovation Technology Inc. Asus Webcam
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
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
~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI Host Controller (rev 04)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev c4)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev c4)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 4 (rev c4)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM76 Express Chipset LPC Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04)
02:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
03:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8411 PCI Express Card Reader (rev 01)
03:00.2 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 0a)
~$ lscpu
Architecture:        x86_64
CPU op-mode(s):      32-bit, 64-bit
Byte Order:          Little Endian
CPU(s):              4
On-line CPU(s) list: 0-3
Thread(s) per core:  2
Core(s) per socket:  2
Socket(s):           1
NUMA node(s):        1
Vendor ID:           GenuineIntel
CPU family:          6
Model:               58
Model name:          Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz
Stepping:            9
CPU MHz:             1783.358
CPU max MHz:         3100.0000
CPU min MHz:         1200.0000
BogoMIPS:            4988.96
Virtualization:      VT-x
L1d cache:           32K
L1i cache:           32K
L2 cache:            256K
L3 cache:            3072K
NUMA node0 CPU(s):   0-3
Flags:               fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx rdtscp lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl xtopology nonstop_tsc cpuid aperfmperf pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm pcid sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes xsave avx f16c rdrand lahf_lm cpuid_fault epb pti tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid fsgsbase smep erms xsaveopt dtherm ida arat pln pts
~$ lspci -vmmnnk
Slot:	00:00.0
Class:	Host bridge [0600]
Vendor:	Intel Corporation [8086]
Device:	3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller [0154]
SVendor:	ASUSTeK Computer Inc. [1043]
SDevice:	3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller [1457]
Rev:	09
Driver:	ivb_uncore

Slot:	00:02.0
Class:	VGA compatible controller [0300]
Vendor:	Intel Corporation [8086]
Device:	3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller [0166]
SVendor:	ASUSTeK Computer Inc. [1043]
SDevice:	3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller [2102]
Rev:	09
Driver:	i915
Module:	i915

Slot:	00:14.0
Class:	USB controller [0c03]
Vendor:	Intel Corporation [8086]
Device:	7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI Host Controller [1e31]
SVendor:	ASUSTeK Computer Inc. [1043]
SDevice:	7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI Host Controller [1457]
Rev:	04
ProgIf:	30
Driver:	xhci_hcd

Slot:	00:16.0
Class:	Communication controller [0780]
Vendor:	Intel Corporation [8086]
Device:	7 Series/C216 Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 [1e3a]
SVendor:	ASUSTeK Computer Inc. [1043]
SDevice:	7 Series/C216 Chipset Family MEI Controller [1457]
Rev:	04
Driver:	mei_me
Module:	mei_me

Slot:	00:1a.0
Class:	USB controller [0c03]
Vendor:	Intel Corporation [8086]
Device:	7 Series/C216 Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 [1e2d]
SVendor:	ASUSTeK Computer Inc. [1043]
SDevice:	7 Series/C216 Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller [1457]
Rev:	04
ProgIf:	20
Driver:	ehci-pci

Slot:	00:1b.0
Class:	Audio device [0403]
Vendor:	Intel Corporation [8086]
Device:	7 Series/C216 Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller [1e20]
SVendor:	ASUSTeK Computer Inc. [1043]
SDevice:	7 Series/C216 Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller [1457]
Rev:	04
Driver:	snd_hda_intel
Module:	snd_hda_intel

Slot:	00:1c.0
Class:	PCI bridge [0604]
Vendor:	Intel Corporation [8086]
Device:	7 Series/C216 Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 [1e10]
Rev:	c4
Driver:	pcieport
Module:	shpchp

Slot:	00:1c.1
Class:	PCI bridge [0604]
Vendor:	Intel Corporation [8086]
Device:	7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 [1e12]
Rev:	c4
Driver:	pcieport
Module:	shpchp

Slot:	00:1c.3
Class:	PCI bridge [0604]
Vendor:	Intel Corporation [8086]
Device:	7 Series/C216 Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 4 [1e16]
Rev:	c4
Driver:	pcieport
Module:	shpchp

Slot:	00:1d.0
Class:	USB controller [0c03]
Vendor:	Intel Corporation [8086]
Device:	7 Series/C216 Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 [1e26]
SVendor:	ASUSTeK Computer Inc. [1043]
SDevice:	7 Series/C216 Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller [1457]
Rev:	04
ProgIf:	20
Driver:	ehci-pci

Slot:	00:1f.0
Class:	ISA bridge [0601]
Vendor:	Intel Corporation [8086]
Device:	HM76 Express Chipset LPC Controller [1e59]
SVendor:	ASUSTeK Computer Inc. [1043]
SDevice:	HM76 Express Chipset LPC Controller [1457]
Rev:	04
Driver:	lpc_ich
Module:	lpc_ich

Slot:	00:1f.2
Class:	SATA controller [0106]
Vendor:	Intel Corporation [8086]
Device:	7 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] [1e03]
SVendor:	ASUSTeK Computer Inc. [1043]
SDevice:	7 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] [1457]
Rev:	04
ProgIf:	01
Driver:	ahci
Module:	ahci

Slot:	00:1f.3
Class:	SMBus [0c05]
Vendor:	Intel Corporation [8086]
Device:	7 Series/C216 Chipset Family SMBus Controller [1e22]
SVendor:	ASUSTeK Computer Inc. [1043]
SDevice:	7 Series/C216 Chipset Family SMBus Controller [1457]
Rev:	04
Module:	i2c_i801

Slot:	02:00.0
Class:	Network controller [0280]
Vendor:	Qualcomm Atheros [168c]
Device:	AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter [0032]
SVendor:	Lite-On Communications Inc [11ad]
SDevice:	AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter [6627]
Rev:	01
Driver:	ath9k
Module:	ath9k

Slot:	03:00.0
Class:	Unassigned class [ff00]
Vendor:	Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. [10ec]
Device:	RTL8411 PCI Express Card Reader [5289]
SVendor:	ASUSTeK Computer Inc. [1043]
SDevice:	K55A Laptop [1457]
Rev:	01
Driver:	rtsx_pci
Module:	rtsx_pci

Slot:	03:00.2
Class:	Ethernet controller [0200]
Vendor:	Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. [10ec]
Device:	RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller [8168]
SVendor:	ASUSTeK Computer Inc. [1043]
SDevice:	RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller [1457]
Rev:	0a
Driver:	r8169
Module:	r8169

~$ sudo lspci -nnk
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller [8086:0154] (rev 09)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. 3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller [1043:1457]
	Kernel driver in use: ivb_uncore
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller [8086:0166] (rev 09)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller [1043:2102]
	Kernel driver in use: i915
	Kernel modules: i915
00:14.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI Host Controller [8086:1e31] (rev 04)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI Host Controller [1043:1457]
	Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd
00:16.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 [8086:1e3a] (rev 04)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family MEI Controller [1043:1457]
	Kernel driver in use: mei_me
	Kernel modules: mei_me
00:1a.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 [8086:1e2d] (rev 04)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller [1043:1457]
	Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller [8086:1e20] (rev 04)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller [1043:1457]
	Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
	Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 [8086:1e10] (rev c4)
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
	Kernel modules: shpchp
00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 [8086:1e12] (rev c4)
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
	Kernel modules: shpchp
00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 4 [8086:1e16] (rev c4)
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
	Kernel modules: shpchp
00:1d.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 [8086:1e26] (rev 04)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller [1043:1457]
	Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation HM76 Express Chipset LPC Controller [8086:1e59] (rev 04)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. HM76 Express Chipset LPC Controller [1043:1457]
	Kernel driver in use: lpc_ich
	Kernel modules: lpc_ich
00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 7 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] [8086:1e03] (rev 04)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. 7 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] [1043:1457]
	Kernel driver in use: ahci
	Kernel modules: ahci
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family SMBus Controller [8086:1e22] (rev 04)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family SMBus Controller [1043:1457]
	Kernel modules: i2c_i801
02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter [168c:0032] (rev 01)
	Subsystem: Lite-On Communications Inc AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter [11ad:6627]
	Kernel driver in use: ath9k
	Kernel modules: ath9k
03:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8411 PCI Express Card Reader [10ec:5289] (rev 01)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. K55A Laptop [1043:1457]
	Kernel driver in use: rtsx_pci
	Kernel modules: rtsx_pci
03:00.2 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller [10ec:8168] (rev 0a)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller [1043:1457]
	Kernel driver in use: r8169
	Kernel modules: r8169

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