Install Fedora Linux on Asus ROG Strix

Last Updated on July 18, 2023

Hello Linux enthusiasts! Today, we are going to guide you through the process of installing Fedora Linux on the Asus ROG Strix, a gaming beast that’s known for its performance, style, and power. Let’s dig into the steps to get this done!

Preparing the System

Before starting with the installation process, make sure that your system is prepared for it. If you are currently using another operating system, back up any necessary files and ensure that you have the required permissions to install a new operating system.

Installation Process

  1. Start with downloading the Fedora ISO image file. Make sure you download the right version for your system’s architecture, which is usually 64-bit for modern computers.
  2. Create a bootable USB stick using this ISO file.
  3. Boot your Asus ROG Strix from this USB stick. This usually involves pressing a specific key during the system start-up.
  4. Follow the installation prompts provided by the Fedora installer. Make sure you select the right options for your system, such as language, time, keyboard layout, and installation type.

After the installation is complete, restart your computer.

Disabling WiFi Power Saving Mode

Once the system is ready and you are logged into Fedora, it’s time to disable the WiFi power saving mode. This mode can sometimes interfere with your WiFi connection, especially during heavy network usage.

Open the terminal and enter the following command to create a new configuration file:

sudo vi /etc/NetworkManager/conf.d/wifi-powersave-off.conf

Inside the file, write:

wifi.powersave = 2

Save and close the file.

Next, restart the NetworkManager service with:

sudo systemctl restart NetworkManager

Setting Up Asus Utilities

In order to make the most out of your Asus ROG Strix hardware, we will install some additional utilities. The first step is to add the Asus-linux repository:

sudo dnf copr enable lukenukem/asus-linux

Now, install the Asus-linux utility and make sure your system is up to date:

sudo dnf install asusctl supergfxctl sudo dnf update --refresh

After the installation, enable the supergfx service:

sudo systemctl enable supergfxd.service

Then, start the service:

sudo systemctl start supergfxd

Install the ROG Control Center (GUI) to have a graphical interface for the Asus ROG utilities:

sudo dnf install asusctl-rog-gui

Install GNOME Extensions

To further enhance your user experience, install some GNOME extensions. One particular extension we recommend is ‘supergfxctl-gex’. You can install it from this link.

That’s it! You have now installed Fedora Linux on your Asus ROG Strix and configured it for optimal use. The system is now ready for you to explore and conquer. Enjoy the power of Linux!