I'm new to Ubuntu. Is it possible to install Ubuntu 13.04 or 12.04 on Asus K55VM-SX086D laptop?
Does Ubuntu work properly on the above laptop?
According to this post from the Linuxed - Exploring Linux distros blog Ubuntu can be installed successfully on a Asus K55VM-SX086D laptop. The 31 comments that were posted to this blog article are also worth reading. This answer by Oli is about the same model of graphics card that is used on the Asus K55VM-SX086D laptop.
I am running 12.04.3 LTS on this laptop. I have the latest Nvidia drivers that support optimus without the need for Bumblebee. Everything works wonderfully except for the brightness control either via Fn keys or brightness applet. I would advise installing 12.04.3 as it brings the raring kernel, xorg and nvidia 319 to enable nvidia-primus technology.