ASUS TUF Gaming A15 Manjaro Install

Hello everyone,

I have an ASUS TUF Gaming A15 FA507NU laptop and I have installed Manjaro Linux with the 6.x kernel on this machine, with a help from a friend, who has the same one. I’m using it for work and I’d like talk about my experience here, in order to optimize the process.

This is what I do, for installing Manjaro:

  • Download and install Manjaro Linux with Xfce or Gnome (we tried with both).
  • You notice that the keyboard doesn’t work, but don’t worry, we shall overcome.
  • Connect an external keyboard.
  • Choose a new kernel from This time I’ve chosen 6.3.8. Because, the latest kernel version comes with Manjaro Linux is 6.1.41 and I don’t want to compile new kernels again and again, until a solution is adapted to the latest core version.
  • Yes, we’re going to compile the kernel, as told in this post, but we have different step (check below).
  • Type down the commands below, one by one:
mkdir kernel
cd kernel
tar -xvf linux-6.3.8.tar.xz
cd linux-6.3.8
vim drivers/acpi/resource.c b/drivers/acpi/resource.c
  • find the lines below and delete them:
#ifdef CONFIG_X86
	 * IRQ override isn't needed on modern AMD Zen systems and
	 * this override breaks active low IRQs on AMD Ryzen 6000 and
	 * newer systems. Skip it.
	if (boot_cpu_has(X86_FEATURE_ZEN))
		return false;
  • type this command in order to use Manjaro’s kernel config:
 zcat /proc/config.gz >> .config
  • if you want to add some more options, please type down this command:
make menuconfig

(it depends on your patience)

  • Now compile the kernel with:
make -j$(nproc)
  • Install the modules now:
sudo make modules_install
  • Now install the kernel and the modules too:
sudo make install
  • And then sudo su:
sudo su
  • Set the vmlinuz with:
cp /boot/vmlinuz /boot/vmlinuz-6.3.8-x86_64
  • If you do not perform the above command you won’t be able to reboot!

  • Set the mkinitcpio:

cp /etc/mkinitcpio.d/linux61.preset /etc/mkinitcpio.d/linux638.preset 
vim /etc/mkinitcpio.d/linux638.preset
  • It should be like this:
# mkinitcpio preset file for the '6.3.8-x86_64' package


PRESETS=('default' 'fallback')

#default_options="--splash /usr/share/systemd/bootctl/splash-arch.bmp"

fallback_options="-S autodetect"
  • Run the command below:
sudo mkinitcpio -p linux638.preset
  • Now, it is time to update your GRUB:
sudo vim /etc/default/grub
  • Change the GRUB_TIMEOUT_STYLE setting:
  • And then:
sudo update-grub
  • Finally:
sudo reboot
  • When you reach GRUB, start with your new kernel.

If your keyboard starts working, you can start focusing on Nvidia drivers and Optimus Manager. I’d like to tell about our experience on Nvidia in another post.

If you’d have any comments, please let me know.


It does not make sense to compile 6.3 when 6.4 is the current stable kernel and with mainlain 6.5.0rc4 in the repo as well.

Is it to avoid completely kernel change you have chosen the EOL 6.3 kernel?

Are the internal speakers working? Rog Strix G16 and not a beep on two different kernels but I haven’t gone through the boot logs as I think there are some errors. It’s been a known issue that the internal speakers don’t work on Asus laptops and I have even tried three different distributions without success. The keyboard works out of the box but the backlit must be turned on with the function and F2/F3 keys.

Well, I have chosen 6.3.8, when I did my installation. It looked more stable to me.

Also, yes, you’re right, I’m avoiding kernel change, because of default kernel of Manjaro is 6.1.44 right now and I’m waiting for the newer kernels to include support for ASUS TUF Gaming A15 too.

Yes, speakers are working well. I haven’t gone for a benchmark testing yet, but I’m watching videos with high quality sound included.

Good news everyone,

Keyboard perfectly works with new version of the Linux kernel, without modifications.

Hurray! :smile:

you can check theses points ,

sudo mhwd -li 
sudo mhwd-kernel -li
sudo ls /etc/mkinitcpio.d/*.preset
sudo ls /boot/
sudo ls /lib/modules/

-avoid to keep kernel EOF , because modules for this version is also EOF including versions Nvidia


Thank you @stephane, I’ve installed the latest version of Linux kernel by Manjaro Settings Manager. Everything works so nice now.