I successfully installed Xubuntu 11.10 on ASUS U36SD (32bit version) and patched it to have completely working following HW/SW features: Audio Audio out port Internal microphone Mic port HDMI port Video (Dual graphic card Intel embedded/NVIDIA GT520M Optimus) via Ironhide installation. Search it on launchpad dot net. USB/USB 3.0 Wireless Networking WiFi switch (Fn+F2) VGA port Card Reader Brightness control (Fn+F5/F6) LCD on/off switch (Fn+F7) Suspend/Hibernate Most of patches and special configurations can be readed on this useful and up date wiki page: h t t p s://help .ubuntu .com/ community/ Asus_U36SD Feel free to ask here if you have any problems on U36SD. I'll do my best to help you. Please anyone has experience on this model (or close similar) of notebook is invited to share ideas!