Dual boot Windows 10 / Kali [ASUS UX480F]


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I have installed Kali (2019.4) last week on my Asus UX480F I had so many problems installing it, it didn’t detect mu SSD (I had to put my SATA Drives into AHCI mode) and after installing it, it freezes sometimes on the login screen and my touchpad doesn’t work 2/5 times. However, I don’t know what to do actually, because I want to get the most out of my laptop with it and no loose my laptop features. I have searched on the Internet couldn’t find any 100% installation tutorial for the Asus UX480F (drivers and everything to configure).
So I am a bit stuck, also I don’t know if I should change to another Kali-like distro which can be more suitable for my laptop.


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Kali Linux is a Debian based distribution so you will most likely have to install the non-free firmware.

Looking at that laptop, (provided I found your exact machine, see the link below) it has a Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050 GPU. You'll probably have to install the linux display driver for it. What you want is the Linux x64 (AMD64/EM64T) Display Driver-

Is this your laptop?

If you install the firmware and the Linux driver for your Nvidia GPU and still have trouble and performance issues with your laptop, you may want to try installing Linux Mint which is a lot easier to run if your new to Linux.


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As I mentioned in the reply to your other post, I suggest Ubuntu or Mint. Ubuntu does have the driver for the GTX 1050, I know because I have that card as well. They have a friendly app pre-installed for selecting the driver too.


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Thank you for the driver link @Alexzee, I will install it.

As many suggested, I will install Linux Mint or elementaryOS so I can get myself into Linux and learn.

Thank you guys

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