I have found useful information here, so I would like to share my experience.
Just installed Ubuntu 17.10 on my Asus T101HA. I hope this info is helpful to anyone out there. If You have any suggestions on how to fix the brightness issue I would appreciate Your feedback!

To make a long story short: It works almost perfectly.

Create a booable USB-stick as described here: http://www.jfwhome.com/2016/01/04/latest-steps-to-install-ubuntu-on-the-asus-t100ta/ (Steps 1-3). You don’t have to change bootloader bootia32.efi anymore. The ISO image works without any changes.

My first installation attempt crashed when Ubuntu tried to install GRUB/bootloader (seems to be a common issue). I made a second attempt starting Ubuntu Live (1st option when booting from the USB stick), which allows You to install directly from the Ubuntu Live Desktop.

First boot doesn’t need any workarounds anymore.

Almost everything works out of the box. Some minor downsides, but nothing compared to Windows 10 annoyances.

Graphics: Working 7/10
There seems to be a bug that inverts colours and randomly plits screen sometimes when booting. Just rotate the tablet
(can be done with keyboard attached to it) and graphics will be working perfectly.

Wifi: Working out of the box 10/10

Touchscreen: Working out of the box (even multitouch) 10/10
There is an issue with Firefox however. I had the impression that multitouch is not working at all. But apparently Firefox doen‘t support multitouch. I installed Chromium and it works perfectly.

Sound: Working, minor configuration needed 9/10
Sound took me some hours to fix, but it is quite easy: Solution comes here: https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2358027 <>
That‘s all. After this sound and microphone worked.

SD card reader: not checked yet

Battery monitoring: Working out of the box 10/10

Tablet keys (Volume up/down etc): Working (after fixing sound issue) 9/10

Power management (Suspend/resume): 5/10
Not yet working reliably — seems to be a permanent issue with Bay Trail Chips and Ubuntu
I used the workaround described here: https://askubuntu.com/questions/803640/system-freezes-completely-with-intel-bay-trail
After applying the patch Standby (when closing lid) and Suspend work. But Suspend will kill the touchscreen after waking up the tablet. After rebooting, the touchscreen works again. Shutdown/restart works fine though.

Orientation sensor: fully working, auto-rotation working 10/10
(no fixing of x and y axis needed anymore for display or for touchscreen).

Brightness Adjustment: Brightness is always at maximum level and cannot be adjusted. Apparently another permanent issue with Bay Trail Chips and Ubuntu. Haven‘t found a workaround yet – any suggestions? 5/10

Touchpad: Working, including multitouch 10/10

Camera: Not working (haven’t checked any patches, because I never use it) 0/10

Bluetooth: works out of the box (I have a BT mouse connected) 10/10

hello everyone..i have android 4.4 r5 on my t100ta its very smooth..but there is no sound,brightness,sd card,sleep... i dont know how to work on kernal..is there any iso with all that working??? or a vedio how to make it works plzzzzzz...... i have been trying since two weeks..!!! atleast the sound...
plz help.... thnx for all of you..

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Could someone please tell me what I may have done wrong with my setup? Why does my screen keep flickering like that?


Hey Guys!

If got one Question for you kernel devs.
What are the plans about Meltdown?
Today should be the release of an updated 4.13 HWE kernel by ubuntu (for 17.10) which patches out the KPTI-Vulnerability.
Or other kernel versions for earlier Ubuntu kernels.
I know what you do this on a voluntary basis. But when can we expect a patched kernel?
Or can you give me directions how to patch the kernel for the t100 myself?

Looking forward to hearing from you.

I've gotten quite a lot farther than I expected with my TAF, but I'm still having some strange issues - these might be constrained to using 17.10 and/or KDE rather than Ubuntu's DE.

UPDATE ON SOUND: I've discovered that PulseAudio isn't running and errors when I attempt to launch it manually. Since KDE's volume panel is configured for PulseAudio, it obviously doesn't show anything, but if I launch alsamixer manually I'm able to change the volume and confirm that the audio device is working. This seems to be something with PulseAudio and not with my hardware at this point, so I will continue my search. If anyone has any details on this, even apart from Asus T100 tablets, I'd love to hear it, it might help me!
-. Original comment on audio .-
Sound is working, but KDE doesn't seem to notice. I noticed that Discord noises were being made by my tablet even though KDE still showed no audio adapters. I haven't tested it with a YouTube video or anything, but I'm pretty damn sure it's gonna work. The worst part is that it's at full volume and I can't change the volume!!

The only thing as far as I know that completely does not work is screen brightness and Fn keys. I don't really care about the Fn keys (just mapped meta+key to do the same action) but brightness is pretty important for power management.

Wi-Fi is working, however I don't have 5GHz (can't remember if this tablet supports it, 90% sure tho.)
Bluetooth is working, but it doesn't load on boot (I wrote a script to btattach, but it requires root and idk how to run a sudo command in a script without having to enter my password or worry about that. For now I just launch it manually.)
I still can't modify any granular trackpad settings in KDE's settings, and that also might be an issue with KDE and not any software provided.

If anyone can help me, that would be awesome. Also, just out of curiosity, am I the only idiot to try Kubuntu instead of Ubuntu on one of these?

yooo homies i have figured out how to fix the computer freezing after you install Ubuntu on your t100, if you have questions email me

Hello, i got a strange Problem. I am running Lubuntu via the Atom installer. everthing works (what i need). But i cannot Restart or Shutdown in a normal way. I have always have to force the Shutdown with a long Press.

Any ideas why?

I have a slightly unrelated question. Has anyone seen any info on if you can use the t100s as a secondary display for another computer? It has a micro HDMI port so I wonder if the machine can be configured to listen for signal over that instead of sending it. Even if it is just done inside a linux environment. Hmm, just some food for thought.

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I'm looking for some assistance. I have a Asus T100TAF (32 GB) dual booting WIn10 and Ubuntu 16.04 ( kernel) and I have almost everything working perfectly how I want with the exception of 2 issues. One being manual screen brightness (which i can live with) but the other being bluetooth. I got some new bluetooth ear buds and the T100TAF will not discover/connect to any bluetooth devices. I have followed numerous guides including:

I have moved my appropriate BCM*.hcd file in the /lib/firmware directory and after sudo btattach* and hciconfig -a I get:

lee@lee-T100TAF:~$ hciconfig -a
hci1: Type: BR/EDR Bus: UART
BD Address: 2B:45:44:83:1D:45 ACL MTU: 1021:8 SCO MTU: 64:1
RX bytes:1134 acl:0 sco:0 events:63 errors:0
TX bytes:4239 acl:0 sco:0 commands:63 errors:0
Features: 0xbf 0xfe 0xcf 0xff 0xdf 0xff 0x7b 0x8f
Packet type: DM1 DM3 DM5 DH1 DH3 DH5 HV1 HV2 HV3
Link policy: RSWITCH SNIFF
Name: 'lee-T100TAF'
Class: 0x1c011c
Service Classes: Rendering, Capturing, Object Transfer
Device Class: Computer, Unknown (reserved) minor device class
HCI Version: 4.0 (0x6) Revision: 0x0
LMP Version: 4.0 (0x6) Subversion: 0x410e
Manufacturer: Broadcom Corporation (15)

I've run the systemctl bluetooth enable/start and I'm using 5.37 bluez/blueman-manager and it still wont detect any devices. I've also tried using cli interface as well with no success. Any ideas would be appreciated.


I've got a workaround for functioning sound on my T100TA with Ubuntu 17.10.

Sound wasn't working for me in spite of all the previously suggested fixes, including editing /etc/pulse/daemon.conf. The issues were the same on various kernels from this group or vanilla Ubuntu.

The "good enough" solution for me is to completely disable sound over HDMI by adding:

blacklist snd_hdmi_lpe_audio

to the file


This works at least with the kernel from here.
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