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I've bought new ASUS X55C laptop (LINK), with no OS preinstaled (only DOS). I've installed Win7, since I got in box cd with Win7 drivers, and everything works fine.

Now, I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 (dualboot), and I tried it (from CD, without installation). I noticed that my network isn't worknig (wifi, LAN), keyboard commands doesn't work fine, etc...

I googled for ubuntu drivers, but all I've founded is this LINK. My question is this:

Can anyone tell me is Ubuntu going to work fine (network, keyboard,...) when I install it, although it doesn't work on "Try Ubuntu" mode? I wouldn't like to install OS that wouldn't work.

Sorry for bad english, and thanks in advance.

Here is the output of commands you asked for.

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ lspci -n

00:00.0 0600: 8086:0104 (rev 09)

00:02.0 0300: 8086:0116 (rev 09)

00:14.0 0c03: 8086:1e31 (rev 04)

00:16.0 0780: 8086:1e3a (rev 04)

00:1a.0 0c03: 8086:1e2d (rev 04)

00:1b.0 0403: 8086:1e20 (rev 04)

00:1c.0 0604: 8086:1e10 (rev c4)

00:1c.1 0604: 8086:1e12 (rev c4)

00:1c.3 0604: 8086:1e16 (rev c4)

00:1d.0 0c03: 8086:1e26 (rev 04)

00:1f.0 0601: 8086:1e59 (rev 04)

00:1f.2 0106: 8086:1e03 (rev 04)

00:1f.3 0c05: 8086:1e22 (rev 04)

02:00.0 0280: 1814:3290

02:00.1 0d11: 1814:3298

03:00.0 0200: 1969:1091 (rev 10)


ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo lshw -C network

*-network UNCLAIMED

   description: Network controller

   product: Ralink corp.

   vendor: Ralink corp.

   physical id: 0

   bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0

   version: 00

   width: 32 bits

   clock: 33MHz

   capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list

   configuration: latency=0

   resources: memory:f7d10000-f7d1ffff

*-network UNCLAIMED

   description: Ethernet controller

   product: AR8161 Gigabit Ethernet

   vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.

   physical id: 0

   bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0

   version: 10

   width: 64 bits

   clock: 33MHz

   capabilities: pm pciexpress msi msix bus_master cap_list

   configuration: latency=0

   resources: memory:f7c00000-f7c3ffff ioport:e000(size=128)

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Did you configure the wireless connection? Don't assume you have the atheros wireless adapter, make sure the adapter is enabled in BIOS and show us the output of "sudo lshw -C network" –  fabricator4 Jan 11 '13 at 20:12
Can you run lspci -nn from the LiveCD and edit the output into your question? You might just need a driver or two. –  Seth Apr 8 '13 at 21:42
It has been a wile since my first question. Since then I have been avoidng using Ubuntu, but now, my study is forcing me to make it work. So, thank you in advance for your help. –  rtm86 Jul 17 '13 at 23:08

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Quick answer (without deeper research): it is highly unlikely that a component that fails in the live system will work in the installed system without extra work. Thats one of the purposes for Ubuntu Live CDs.

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