I recently installed ubuntu 18.04 MATE on my ASUS X205TA, and it was quite a hassle!
Finding a bootable image was time consuming, as (i learned) the X205TA has a strange UEFI BIOS (32 bit)that requires a file bootia32.efi, just to boot from USB.
Onboard WiFi did not work in the beginning, so i plugged in a USB-Wifi Adapter, that was recognized, then the installation worked. Without this USB WiFi, the installation failed when installing Grub!
After that i installed Broadcom drivers, then also onboard Wifi was recognized and worked ok!
Thanks to harryharryharry, who did a phantastic job and provided several Linux isos for the X205TA.
So, now Ubuntu 18.04 works with Sound and Wifi, BUT:
- Sound on LineOut is not working yet
- Hibernate is still not working
- Function keys do not work
But still, the x205ta is a nice Netbook with Ubuntu, its a pitty that ASUS offically is not support Linux, as they state by themselves....
Hope that helps!