Install the latest version of PopOS alongside Windows 10 in a multi-boot setup. Follow similar steps to install Ubuntu as well.
Update - PopOS 21.10 and newer⌗
I recommend using the latest version as most of the features will work out of the box without needing to install adding packages as documented.
Still doesn’t work:
- Fingerprint login
- Microphone mute & ROG button on the top of the keyboard
- Function keys to control fan speed
Demo Mode on Live USB⌗
Fast startup option in Windows 10 and the secure boot option in BIOS need to be disabled
- Download the latest version of PopOS with NVIDIA drivers ISO from the official site
- Create a live USB following the guide
- Restart the laptop and press or hold the
ESCkey when on the screen with the
Republic of Gamerslogo
- Select the second EFI partition to boot into PopOS from USB
- Follow the guide to try the Demo Mode
Install on SSD⌗
The steps below are to install PopOS and keep the Windows 10 system intact
Custom (Advanced)to make a new partition on SSD for PopOS
Right-click on the primary SSD partition of around 450+ GB and select resize.
Enter the sum of sizes for the new partitions and click on the
Resize/Movebutton to create a new unallocated partition
Name / Label Size File System Use as EFI 500 MiB fat32 Boot PopOS Min. 20 GiB ext4 Root (/) Swap Optional linux-swap Swap
Right-click on the unallocated partition and create new partitions as the above table
After partitions are modified, click on the green tick to create them on SSD
Find the new partitions and toggle the
Use Partitionoption and choose
Use asaccording to the above table
Erase and Install
Restartwhen the installation is complete
After installation, the laptop will load PopOS by default. To use Windows 10, press or hold the
ESCkey when on the screen with
Republic of Gamerslogo and select
Windows Boot Managereach time.
Setup after installation⌗
Monitor over USB-C⌗
NVIDIA Graphics is enabled for this feature to work. Please click on the battery icon on the taskbar, and again on the battery menu.
System Time in Windows & PopOS⌗
Update the below
timedatectl configuration in PopOS. Details are available at support.system76.com
timedatectl set-local-rtc 1 --adjust-system-clock
Verify the change by executing the below command. You should see the
RTC in local TZ configuration as
ASUS Packages (Only on PopOS 20.10 and older)⌗
Install the below packages to use the function key combinations, Animatrix display, fan speed, and graphic modes. A complete list of features is available at gitlab.com.
Add these packages using the package manager
echo "deb https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/luke_nukem:/asus/xUbuntu_20.04/ /" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/asus.list wget -q -O - https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/luke_nukem:/asus/xUbuntu_20.04/Release.key | sudo apt-key add - apt-get update apt-get install dkms-hid-asus-rog dkms-asus-rog-nb-wmi asus-nb-ctrl
Volume Control (Only on PopOS 20.10 and older)⌗
Add below lines to the file at location
/usr/share/pulseaudio/alsa-mixer/paths/analog-output.conf.common, just before the
[Element PCM] section. It will also make the
mute the microphone button usable.
[Element Master] switch = mute volume = ignore
Text on screen too small (Only on PopOS 20.10 and older)⌗
Out of the box, the text on the screen is too small to read. Enable
Fractional Scaling in
Settings > Displays to 125% or 150% for comfortable reading.
- AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB GDDR6 VRAM
- 8GB DDR4 3200MHz SDRAM
- 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD
- Without Anime Matrix