Thursday, August 20, 2020

Linux on Asus Zenbook 13 UX325

I recently bought a Zenbook 13 in a leap of faith as there weren't any reviews online indicating how well the new 10th gen (Ice Lake) model handles Linux.

I originally tried booting Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, but the 4.x kernel didn't seem to support the Ice Lake graphics as all I got as a 800x600 resolution.  Additionally, the Intel wireless didn't work.  A 20.04 live USB fixed the graphics, but still no wi-fi.  Fortunately, after installing offline and a reboot the wireless worked.

A day into use, there appear to be no significant issues with Ubuntu out of the box.

The number pad on the touchpad does not work, which is a shame.


  1. Hi James,
    I bought this model and installed ubuntu 20.04 (Linux mint had lots of issues), but the speaker and microphone aren't detected. Did you experienced the same issue? Any solutions?

  2. hey, i have the same laptop and was planning to dual-boot windows 10 and mint. what was the issue you had?

  3. Solution:

  4. Hi there! does the laptop work fine? I recently bought the same laptop and I want to install dual boot (linux mint-w10 user in thinkpad and elitebook with no issues). Tanks in advance