Sunday, 2 May 2010

Asus UL30VT hybrid video card

A user has posted the following instructions on the page:

[ubuntu] Asus UL30VT hybrid video card - Ubuntu Forums
Re: Asus UL30VT hybrid video card
you can check the /etc/X11/xorg.conf if you have any.

you probably use the intel card.

to get the nvidia card to work you have to do this:

this is how you get g210m to work on ubuntu 9.10 / 10.04.

1. download and install nvidia drivers. (i have only tested the ones in the repos)

2. make sure you got an Xorg.conf that is correct. ( if not, run nvidia-xconfig )

3. reboot into bios (press delete while booting)

4. change the SATA option in the bios from enhanced to compatibility. ( yea, this makes sense? NOT! )

5. boot into linux and smile!


  1. Does anybody know if it will work on ASUS U30Jc?

  2. I have a U30jc-a1, and I have no "compatibility/enhanced" option in my BIOS. So, sadly, I still can't make the Nvidia card work at all in Linux (PCLinuxOS-2010)

  3. @bobbyfiend:
    there are other U30JC users in the Asus U/UL Series Launchpad team:

    I suggest you register and ask the question to the mailing list.