Asus G55VW Keyboard Back-Light

headbangerThis was originally intended for an Asus G73 laptop.  I have an Asus G55VW laptop, and it works great. (It requires the installation of 2 separate scripts!)  I didn’t even change the directory name.  (/home/jed/g73)  Scripts attached at bottom of post…
This is taken directly from the README file included with the g73 script;

1. Clone this repository to your home directory (or wherever you want to, I’ll do this example in ~/ for simplicity)

cd
        git clone git://github.com/ktoso/g73-keyboard-backlight-sh.git g73

2. Make sure all scripts are marked executable:

cd g73
        chmod +x *.sh

3. Take a look at these scripts to make sure you trust them!  Why?  Because they’ll need root access, without asking for the password.  Now, we’ll add these scripts to allow `sudo`to run them without asking for any password:

su -c ‘visudo’ # or ‘sudo visudo‘ if you’re a sudoer (on VSIDO etc)

Then, just add the following lines at the end of the sudoer file (or similar, with the script names etc). Of course, read more

Asus G55VW Laptop Review

So after the fiasco of the last laptop purchase, I took a little more time and finally made a new purchase.  Actually, I bought this one from a trusted ebayer who had owned it for a month.  After receiving it, and transferring the warranty into my name, all is perfect!

This review is mostly written for the Linux community as this is a native, Linux installed laptop.

As with the last one (MSI G60), this one also came with Windows 8 installed on it.  I actually gave it a pretty good work out with the latest offering from Microsoft before throwing my hands up in despair, and shouting at the heavens, “Oh the humanity”!  Or something similar.  I actually spent most of a day ‘playing’ around with Windows 8 before doing a complete wipe of the drive it was installed on.  I did this with the full knowledge that I had no back-up media or install disks for this laptop.  It came with none, and this was agreed to by me with the seller beforehand.  I totally wiped the GPT partition, including the 200Mb Fat32 partition that the EFI information is installed to.  Readers of my blog will know that I’m a Linux guy, so I did this basically as a “protest” delete of Microsoft!  And hey, it felt good too!

Once this was done, I quickly reset BIOS to use Legacy Mode, setup the drive as an msdos formatted drive, partitioned it to my liking and got on with Linux life!

The design of the laptop itself retains Asus’s read more

Republic Of Gamers Forum Website

rog_logoThis is where I can vent and rage against the machine so-to-speak.  For the past 2 weeks, I’ve been trying to REGISTER at the ROG Forums website.  To no avail.  This is totally unacceptable as this is the community site for the Asus computers you purchase.  Their response is NONE, and that is even worse than someone being rude to you.  They just ignore you.  A $2000.00 laptop, you’d think they’d jump through hoops to be sure your happy with more than just the hardware.  This is apparently not the case.  I see that current users there are posting as the dates suggest an always active forum crowd.  Perhaps they’ve reached their limit for users?  Well I guess I’ll never know as I can’t get a response from them as to why I can’t sign up with my EXISTING Asus Member account, which is connected to my REGISTERED G55VW ROG Gamers Laptop!  So if you had to say this was a review read more