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Asus USB-N53 Dual Band Wi-Fi Adapter Review

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Asus.

Built on the same design slate as the black diamond series, comes the Asus USB-N53 Dual Band Wireless-N300 USB Adapter. The USB-N53 has two built in antennae and can operate on 2.4GHz and 5GHz signals at up to 300Mb/s. On the box Asus claim that the USB-N53 has a “Superior antenna design for extensive wireless coverage more than 150%” and this does show through in our tests, our testing threw out some good numbers but nowhere near 300Mb/s which is understandable to a certain extent.

The Asus USB-N53 comes bundled with an adjustable USB cable that allows you to position the adapter for a better wireless connection. You can also use the USB-N53 as a soft Access Point to share an internet connection (think cheap portable router for students). If you are eager to find out more jump on in and see if the USB-N53 is right for you.

The Asus USB-N53 is a dual-Band USB adapter that provides flexible dual-Band connection for lag free streaming and high performance networking. It also has a superior antenna design for extensive wireless coverage. With the bundled USB cable you can flexibly adjust the antenna to receive the strongest signal. A friendly user interface utility allows you to install and use the application easily, making the USB-N53 a fantastic adapter both at home and on the road.

Flexible Dual-Band Connection

Wireless-N dual-Band internet application for lag-free, high definition streaming.

Power Signal Transmission

Superior antenna design for extensive wireless coverage. an increase of more than 150%.

Enhanced Reception

With the USB cable accessory, you can position the antenna to receive the strongest signal.

Asus USB-N53 Specifications

Network Standard IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
Interface USB 2.0
Antenna 2 x on-board PCB antenna
Operating Frequency 2.4GHz/2.4G~2.4835GHz /5.1~5.8GHz
Operation Channel 11 for N. America, 13 Europe (ETSI)
Data Rate 802.11 a/b/g/n : downlink up to 300Mbps, uplink up to 300Mbps(20/40MHz)
Output Power b mode : 18.5 ~21.5 dBm g mode : 16.5 ~19.5 dBm n mode : 16.5 ~19.5 dBm a/n mode : 12.5 ~15.5 dBm
Utilities Mobile control center, Wireless setting, Mobile manager, Site survey, WPS Wizard
Security 64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, WPS support
Certificates CE, FCC, C-Tick, IC, NCC, Wi-Fi
Dimensions // Weight 96 x 26 x 12.45 mm (LxWxH) // 20 g (Device Only)
Environmental Operating Temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C ( °F to ºF) Storage Temperature:.10 ° to 70 ° C ( °F to °F) Operating Humidity: 15 % to 95 % (Non-condensing) Storage Humidity: 15 % to 95 % (Non-condensing)
OS Support Windows 7 32bit/64bit Windows Vista 32bit/64bit Windows XP 32bit/64bit
Package Content Support CD Warranty card USB Extension cable


Closer Look: Asus USB-N53 Adapter

In this section we will be looking at the USB-N53 hardware, it seems these days that manufacturers are trying to win us over with looks. It is a proven fact that when faced with buying something we know little about, it is in our nature to buy what looks the best, even though it might not necessarily be the best. Hopefully, by the end of this review you will have a better understanding of the USB-N53, enabling you to make a more educated decision.

Inside the box is a basic package; you get a software and user guide CD, a flexible positionable USB extender cable and the USB-N53 USB adapter itself.

The diamond design on the face of the USB-N53 is part of Asus’ black diamond line of networking products and really makes them unique indeed. Just like the RT-N56U before it, the USB-N53’s face is made of glossy plastic and it is an absolute magnet for fingerprints and is very difficult to clean without leaving smudges or lines. Just make sure your paws are clean before you handle it, as the good looks can be easily tainted.

Lots of important information can be found on the flip side of the Asus USB-N53 Dual Band Wireless-N300 USB Adapter.

On the side of the Asus USB-N53 (towards the left) is the WPS button, the WPS button (wireless protected setup) allows you connect a wireless device securely without having to enter any configuration. This might seem like a novel idea but is entering a security key really that difficult these days? I think not.

The one problem I have found with the USB-N53 adapter is that the end cap, while removable, will not re-attach to the adapter anywhere else while it is in use. This means you could quite easily misplace or lose it.

Shown above the Asus USB-N53 has two hidden blue staus LED’s that shine through the plastic body when the adapter is in use, one is a small dot on the left above the Asus logo and the other is a four point star that is positioned about 1/3 of the way in from the right. Although I may not have captured it very well they really add to the USB-N53’s good looks.

Asus USB-N53 Detailed Features

So now we have had the grand tour of the USB-N53 adapter itself, it is time now to look at the software side of things. Setup is very simple indeed and there is a small utility to install that will make the most of the USB-N53’s features. Once you have it installed you will be greeted with the following screen.

The survey screen is the first you will encounter, from here you can search for and connect to available wireless networks. Once you have connected to a wireless network its details will be highlighted yellow as shown above. Although the configuration utility shows me as connected on the 802.11a Band I can assure you it was connected via the 802.11n Band. In the next few screens I will talk through the basics of setting up a connection, it is much simpler to use the Windows utility but this way you get more options.

Once you have selected the network you would like to connect to and have clicked connect you will get this screen, for the most part you will want to leave these options as they are.

Clicking advance in the previous screen will bring you here, once again unless you know what you are doing it would be best to leave these settings as they are. For the testing part of this review I changed power output from auto to 100% and wireless mode from 2.4GHz 5GHz to 5GHz.

Next you must select the authentication and data encryption of the chosen network. Since my wireless network is using WPA-2-PSK authentication the data encryption needed to be changed from TKIP to AES in the drop down box, I failed to notice this the first time round and was left wondering why it wasn’t connecting.


Once you have set up your connection it is saved in the configuration screen, this allows you to manage multiple connections in one convenient location.

Clicking the Status icon brings you to this screen which has lots of detailed information on your current network connection, much more in depth than the Windows 5-bar signal strength system.

Following the status screen is the IP Config screen. There is also a handy Ping utility built in too.

The Ping utility will only take numerical IP addresses (no text addresses like Windows command prompt) but it does allow you to set different parameters. To demonstrate I sent a ping request to the IP address of using the Asus utility and also using the Windows command prompt.

Testing Methodology

To test the Asus USB-N53 Adapter we are using the Passmark Performance v7.0 Advanced Network Test. This test measures throughput between two clients connected to the router to be tested. In order for this test to work one PC must be set up as ‘Client’ and the other must be set up as the ‘Server’. Each test is run five times with the highest and lowest result omitted and the remaining three results averaged to give a final result.

At Benchmark Reviews we like to be comprehensive so you will find results here for many different configurations such as WLAN to LAN (Wireless G 54Mb/s), WLAN to LAN (Wireless N 150Mb/s) and finally WLAN to LAN (Wireless N 300Mb/s). To eliminate any variables Test System 1 was always set to ‘Server’ and results were monitored and recorded on the ‘Client’ system (Test system 2). In these tests the Asus USB-N53 adapter was connected on the 5GHz Band.

Test System 2


There are many variables that are difficult to avoid which can interfere with your wireless network, such as neighbouring wireless networks and every day household appliances. Since this is the case you will never see maximum throughput saturation in this uncontrolled testing environment. I like to present my results like this as it gives a true indication of real world usage and as such Wireless speeds are lower than maximum potential.

Equally important as speed is range when looking at wireless internet, sure you get faster speed with wires but you also lose portability. The next three tests look at wireless G, Wireless N150 and Wireless N300 speed and range. Points 1~4 are downstairs rooms and points 5~8 are upstairs rooms. This gives a good idea of what sort of coverage we can expect in a fairly sized three bedroom house.


The wireless G test shows that while throughput is not excellent the signal strength of the router is very promising indeed, the integrated Wireless G adapter was able to deliver a consistent speed at all test points.

When we tested throughput with the Belkin Wireless N150 USB Adapter the speeds were much more promising but not as close to 150Mb/s as I was expecting, the Windows connection status dialog showed that the Belkin USB adapter was connecting between 75 ~ 120Mb/s but actual throughput was much lower. Throughput was not as consistent as the Wireless G throughput in all of the locations. As we see it here, the further away you get the worse the throughput is.

When we tested throughput with the Asus USB-N53 Wireless N300 USB Adapter the speeds were very good but not as close to 300Mb/s as I was expecting. The Asus configuration utility and the Windows connection status dialog showed that the USB-N53 was connected at 300Mb/s throughout all of the locations, but as you can see actual throughput was much lower. The results for the Asus USB-N53 follow a similar pattern to the N150 results, albeit at higher speeds but still taper off the further away you get from the router.

Wireless-N USB Adapter Final Thoughts

When it comes to networking products looks tend to be somewhat of an afterthought, with the Asus USB-N53 Wireless N300 USB Adapter this simply isn’t the case. I’m sure many of you will agree that first and foremost on your list of priorities when buying hardware is the price, next would be performance and then looks come last. After all its just a USB adapter, so looks need not be so important.

I myself am a sucker for good looking gear and I find the need to have things that fit into a certain scheme, whether it be a color scheme or purely a design scheme, I don’t like things that don’t fit in very well. The main quality I look for is performance, I always find myself looking for the best performance for the money I have available. When I can find looks and performance in one package then I don’t hesitate, that’s where reviews like this one are handy.

Asus USB-N53 Conclusion

Important: In this section I am going to write a brief five point summary on the following categories; Performance, Appearance, Construction, Functionality and Value. These views are my own and help me to give the Asus USB-N53 Dual Band Wireless-N300 USB Adapter a rating out of 10. A high or low score does not necessarily mean that it is better or worse than a similar product that has been reviewed by another writer here at Benchmark Reviews, which may have got a higher or lower score. It is however a good indicator of whether the Asus USB-N53 is good or not. I would strongly urge you to read the entire review, if you have not already, so that you can make an educated decision for yourself.

The performance of the Asus USB-N53 is very respectable indeed, compared to a Wireless G 54Mb/s and the Wireless N150Mb/s connection there is simply no competition, sure the throughput tapered off with distance but this is to be expected anyway. The throughput is on par (if not better than) with hard wired 100Mb/s LAN to LAN throughput so the results are not to be shrugged off.

The Asus USB-N53 appearance will score very highly. I have already stated that I am a sucker for good looks and that is exactly what the USB-N53 has, as I’m sure you will agree. It fits nicely into the ‘Black Diamond’ product line and will set a new bar for competing manufacturers to aim for.

The construction of the Asus USB-N53 is very good indeed. Initial setup is a simple two step process; attach it to the positional USB extension and plug it in to your computer. The unit could be considered quite big but that is necessary for an adapter with this feature set, Asus do much smaller adapters but they cannot compete with the USB-N53. It has been built very well and it feels really rugged, it is just a shame that the end cap is untethered when you need to use the adapter which means it can be easily lost.

Functionality of the Asus USB-N53 also gets top marks. It is able to run on 2.4GHz or 5GHz bands depending on user preference and hardware compatibility, the setup is far from basic and gives power users some extra settings to tweak and get the most out of their connection. The USB-N53 also has a software Access Point mode which allows you to share an internet connection rather than connecting to a wireless network.

The Asus USB-N53 is available for 39.99 / 37.71 At this price point it is one of the cheaper Dual-Band wireless N300 USB network adapters. of other brands have fell recently, whether it is just a Newegg promo I don’t know but as it stands they are about on par. With this in mind, mixed with a dash of style and good performance, I would say the Asus USB-N53 offers reasonable value for money, but will still be considered slightly high for those who only need a simple network adapter for home use.

If you are looking for a stylish, feature rich and great performing USB network adapter then you should definitely consider the Asus USB-N53 as one to put on the shortlist.


Great performance Very unique stylish looks Good throughput Range is good for home use Dual-Band (2.4/5GHz) operation 2x Internal anttena with signal monitoring utility Doubles as a (software) Access Point Lightweight but sturdy construction


Final Score: 8.80 out of 10.

Quality Recognition: Benchmark Reviews Silver Tachometer Award.

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Expert reviews and ratings

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مشخصات و تعمیر لپ تاپ ایسوس N53

لپ تاپ ایسوس N53 از مدل های محبوب ایسوس است که به دلیل کارایی بالا از نظر ظاهری و سخت افزاری و البته قدرت بالایی که دارد هنوز هم مخاطبان بسیار زیادی را برای خرید خود می بیند.

این محصول اکنون توسط شرکت ایسوس تولید نمی شود و به همین دلیل تیم فنی و تخصصی مرکز ایسوس با استفاده از به روز ترین تجهیزات برای تعمیر قسمت های مختلف این دستگاه اقدام نموده است.

پشتیبانی این محصول در نمایندگی ایسوس می تواند خیال کاربرانی که از کانفیگ های مختلف این دستگاه استفاده می کنند را برطرف نماید و باعث شود تا شاهد دوام و کارایی بالای آن در محیط باشند.

بررسی مشخصات ظاهری و سخت افزاری لپ تاپ ایسوس N53

در ساخت این محصول سعی شده است تا از سخت افزار و مواد اولیه مناسبی استفاده شود تا در کنار قیمت مناسب شاهد سبک بودن وزن آن باشیم.

هر چند این تاثیر در قیمت به خوبی مشاهده می شود اما برای کاهش وزن نمی توان لپ تاپ ایسوس N53 را جز لپ تاپ های سبک برشمرد زیرا وزنی معادل 2.7 کیلوگرم دارد.

برای این محصول یک نمایشگر 15.6 اینچی در نظر گرفته شده است که با کیفیت نمایش تصاویر به صورت Full HD به خوبی مشتریان را برای این منظور راضی نگه می دارد.

قاب این نمایشگر هر چند از جنس پلاستیکی بوده و ضریب سختی مناسبی دارد اما یکی از قسمت هایی است که بیشتر دچار تعمیر و خرابی می شود و البته در صورت نیاز تیم فنی و تخصصی ما آن را با قاب های اصلی و اورجینال تعویض می کنند.

تاچ پدی که برای لپ تاپ ایسوس N53 و کانفیگ های مختلف آن از نظر سخت افزاری در نظر گرفته شده است، کاملاً حساس بوده و به خوبی دستورات را بر روی نمایشگر دستگاه اجرا می کند.

علاوه بر این بر روی این لپ تاپ از یک کیبورد جزیره ای استفاده شده است تا کاربران بتوانند به راحتی با دستگاه تایپ نمایند.

طبق بررسی های کارشناسان ما در نمایندگی ایسوس جانمایی و ارتفاع مناسب دکمه ها و صفحه کلید باعث شده است تا این لپ تاپ به عنوان یکی از لپ تاپ های با کاربری عمومی، مخاطبان را برای تایپ کردن به خود جذب نماید.

سخت افزار قوی و سرعت بالا

شاید یکی از مهم ترین ویژگی های لپ تاپ ایسوس N53 در کنار قیمت مناسب را بتوان استفاده از سخت افزار قوی و مناسب دانست.

به گزارش بخش تعمیر لپ تاپ ایسوس در این لپ تاپ و کانفیگ های مختلفی که از آن به بازار ارائه شده است از به روز ترین پردازنده های مرکزی شرکت اینتل که دارای قدرت و سرعت بالایی هستند استفاده شده است تا در میان لپ تاپ های هم رده ای به عنوان یک لپ تاپ قوی و سریع از آن یاد شود.

استفاده از رم دستگاه 4 گیگابایتی و بالاتر در این مدل و کانفیگ های آن باعث شده است تا شاهد راندمان بالای محصول در کنار کیفیت آن برای اجرای دستورات، باز کردن همزمان نرم افزار ها و اجرای آن ها داشته باشد.

محصول از نظر پردازنده های گرافیکی نیز از پردازنده های انویدیا استفاده نموده است که دارای دو گیگابایت حافظه رم اختصاصی می باشد و می تواند کاربر را برای اجرای بازی های نیمه سنگین و یا طراحی های حرفه ای کمک نماید.

بر روی این دستگاه امکانات ارتباطی مناسبی نیز قرار گرفته است تا کاربران بتوانند از طریق بلوتوث، اتصال بی سیم، پورت های شبکه، پورت های ارتباطی مانند HDMI، USB2.0 و … به راحتی با این دستگاه ارتباط برقرار نموده و از آن برای تبادل اطلاعات و انتقال فایل ها استفاده نمایند.

کیفیت صدای خروجی در لپ تاپ ایسوس N53 نیز به دلیل استفاده از بلندگوی های استریو با فناوری دالبی بسیار بالا بوده و شاهد پخش صدای با وضوح مناسبی هستیم که قطعا مورد پسند مشتریان قرار می گیرد.

تعمیرات لپ تاپ ایسوس N53

همانطور که در بالا اشاره شد و با توجه به اینکه این مدل دیگر در میان تولیدات شرکت ایسوس مشاهده نمی شود، نگرانی هایی برای پشتیبانی و تعمیر این محصول مشاهده می شود که تیم فنی و تخصصی نمایندگی ایسوس به خوبی این مشکل را برای کاربران داخل کشورمان حل نموده است.

استفاده از ابزار و تجهیزات به روز در کنار دانش روز باعث شده است تا شاهد کیفیت بالایی در تعمیرات قسمت های مختلف سخت افزاری و نرم افزاری دستگاه مانند نمایشگر، مادربرد، باتری، کیبورد و … باشیم.

در صورتی که هر کدام از قسمت های مختلف دستگاه در اثر موارد مختلف دچار مشکل اساسی شده و تعمیر نیز باعث رفع مشکل آن قسمت نشود، باید برای تعویض آن قسمت با تجهیزات اورجینال دستگاه که در نمایندگی ایسوس مشاهده می شود اقدام نمود.

این تجهیزات توسط تیم فنی و تخصصی روی دستگاه نصب شده و باعث دوام و پایداری آن برای افزایش طول عمر لپ تاپ می شوند.


This wiki is intended to help to fix problems related to Ubuntu and the Asus N53SV, but may be applicable to other models, such as the Asus N73 and N61 Series, where hardware specifications overlap.

This fixes have been tested under: Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) Ubuntu 14.04


I make no guarantees, nor take any responsibility for any consequences following the use of this wiki page. Use at your own risk.

Fixing or enabling notebook functionalities

This section will guide you through fixing bug or enable functionalities which doesn’t work out of the box.

Suspend and Hibernate

To fix the suspension and hibernation bug you can use the 20_suspend-ehci-hcd script (also tested working in Ubuntu 11.10 14.04):

1 #!/bin/sh 2 # Suspend and Hibernate Fix Script 4 # Credits: Cuong Tham 6 7 TMPLIST_E=/tmp/ehci-dev-list 8 TMPLIST_X=/tmp/xhci-dev-list 9 E_DIR=/sys/bus/pci/drivers/ehci_hcd 10 X_DIR=/sys/bus/pci/drivers/xhci_hcd 11 E_BIND=E_DIR””/bind 12 E_UNBIND=E_DIR””/unbind 13 X_BIND=X_DIR””/bind 14 X_UNBIND=X_DIR””/unbind 15 16 unbindDev 17 Echo.n ” 1 18 for i in `ls 2 | egrep ‘[0-9a-z]\:[0-9a-z]\:.’`; do 19 Echo.n “i” | tee 3 20 Echo “i” 1 21 done 22 23 24 bindDev 25 [.f 1 ] || return 26 27 for i in `cat 1`; do 28 Echo.n “i” | tee 2 29 done 30 31 rm 1 32 33 34 case ” ” in 35 hibernate|suspend) 36 unbindDev TMPLIST_E E_DIR E_UNBIND 37 unbindDev TMPLIST_X X_DIR X_UNBIND 38 ;; 39 resume|thaw) 40 bindDev TMPLIST_E E_BIND 41 bindDev TMPLIST_X X_BIND 42 ;; 43 esac

Paste the script in /etc/pm/sleep.d/20_suspend-ehci-hcd and save it

sudo nano /etc/pm/sleep.d/20_suspend-ehci-hcd

The script can have any name, but to ensure the load order, use the prefix 20_

add the execution permission:

sudo chmod 755 /etc/pm/sleep.d/20_suspend-ehci-hcd


USB 3.0

Fixed in Ubuntu 11.10

To get working USB 3.0 port with USB 2.0 devices add the following string to your grub boot parameters: pci=nomsi

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”quiet splash pci=nomsi”

Keyboard functions keys

Fixed in Ubuntu 11.10

The function (“fn”) keys can be enabled using acpi4asus:


nVidia Optimus video card switching

To use it, type the following into terminal: (old version)

git clone cd bumblebee sudo sh
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bumblebee/stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install bumblebee

If you want to run 32-bit apps in Oneiric, enable Multi-arch support for 32-bit and run: sudo apt-get install virtualgl-libs:i386 source: Then use optirun command before any program that needs your nvidia-card.

you can use ironhide too but it will provide some graphical gliches:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mj-casalogic/ironhide sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ironhide ironhide-ui sudo ironhide-configuration

Note: you need to reinstall xorg-video-intel for the intel 3d accelleration to work Note: wine and stepmania will not work well when using a 64 bit system

If you still haven’t got 3d accelleration on the intel GMA after reboot, you can optionally install the latest (note: don’t do this if everything works without it!!)

sudo add-apt-reposity ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo ironhide-configuration

As of Ubuntu 11.04 (and 11.10) the ironhide-app-settings returns some error-codes. A workaround for this bug is to use the menu-editor (typ “main menu” into unity dash). Find your favorite app, select it, and click “properties”. go to “command” (middle line below the name, but above the discription) and change “” into “optirun “. (add optirun and a space at the beginning of each command that needs nVidia graphics card). now you can run those apps the conventional way and they will run onto the nVidia. If ironhide-indicator is running it will tell you when the discrete card is turned on.

Note that with ironhide you can only enable your nVidia-card when you are using AC power. Otherwise you could possibly overload your battery.


Fixed in Ubuntu 11.10

First, try install the compat wireless module and then restart. On Ubuntu 11.04 Linux-backports-modules-cw. If not, try compile from source:

tar.xjvf compat-wireless-2011-05-15.tar.bz2

run the script for compile only the bluetooth modules:

cd compat-wireless-2011-05-16./scripts/driver-select bt

disable current bluetooth modules and load the new ones:

sudo make btunload sudo modprobe ath3k sudo modprobe btusb
sudo /etc/init.d/bluetooth restart

After that, if your Bluetooth does not work, do

If your bluetooth chip is detected as 13d3:3304 in lsusb, you need to tell the ath3k driver that.

sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/ath3-bt.conf
install ath3k modprobe.-ignore-install ath3k ; /bin/Echo “13d3 3304” /sys/bus/USB/drivers/ath3k/new_id

You may want to stop here, but, if you want, reboot the computer, and did the modprobe.a ath3k and rmmod btusb again. After this, the modprobe configuration is no longer required and it can be deleted.


Fixed in Ubuntu 11.10

This official Realtek ethernet driver fix the bug of 10 Mb/s max speed with some ethernet switch.

Version: 8.024.00 Date: 2011/05/27 MD5: eb6c56672c7e2b3efa3ad7e4369a4fee Download

Last updated drivers can be downloaded here.

Intel Turbo Boost

The turbo boost is supported, use a CPU applet for Gnome or KDE to see it.

You will most likely need to load the module for it:

and after, to verify that it do work, install acpidump:

sudo apt-get install acpidump

then run turbostat in a terminal:

It will list you the speed of your cores.

To avoid to do this after each reboot, edit the modules file:

HDMI Support (Minor issue)

This bug was finally fixed in kernel 3.5

Little problem with HDMI support, if you try to turn on the computer with the HDMI cable plugged into the computer, Ubuntu will never boot, it hangs just after grub. When POST or grub is displayed, try to switch the monitor/display using the FnF8 shortcut to the laptop LCD and then back to external HDMI monitor. If this doesn’t work, you can unplug the HDMI monitor before you boot. When you plug it back it all works fine.

HDMI Video


Some TV’s only allow you to use a resolution of 640X480. Most TV’s can be used through 1280X720.

HDMI Audio


HDMI audio can be enabled by changing the default hardware profile of your soundcard in the sound-configuration screen. Note that you have to change it back every time when you stop using the HDMI-interface.


If DVDs don’t play after installing CSS, then the region may not have been set on the DVD drive. Install regionset:

sudo apt-get install regionset

Multi-touch touchpad

Multi-touch gestures are supported for the N53’s Elantech touchpad. First add the this PPA to your system:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:utouch-team/utouch

Then install it by running:

sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install utouch

Reboot and open System Settings. Mouse and Touchpad, then, in the Touchpad tab, under Scrolling, choose Two-finger scrolling.

Note: it is a good idea to untick the “Disable touchpad while typing” box, as this seems to cause the touchpad to stop responding on occasion. I haven’t been able to trigger the bug manually, but it did seem to stop occurring once unticking this box.

Unity 3D

Unity 3D works “out of the box”, without any modification to the standard installation. Although, during installation, notify-osd bubbles do contain some artifacts and have thick black borders. This does not carry through to the desktop once installed, thankfully.

External Links

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