Linux 5.11: with improvements that gamers will like

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If you like gaming hardware and you are a gamer who owns hardware from the well-known ASUS ROG series, then the improvements included in the Linux kernel 5.11 you will like them, since, among other things, it improves the support for this type of equipment, such as better support for their keyboards.

A few years ago, few would say that one could speak of thousands of titles of video game for the GNU / Linux platform, nor the need to include this type of drivers and improvements for gaming in the kernel. But the truth is that the entertainment landscape has changed a lot for the penguin platform, and it is almost dizzying to look back at how much progress has been made.

In Linux 5.11, the community has worked hard to be able to add these improvements for the support of ASUS equipment, since ASUS has not done it by itself. Developer Luke Jones is one to thank for this, in addition to everything he's doing with the projects he has on GitLab to make all this hardware work better.

A patch has added support for ASUS N Key to Linux 5.11. This patch should work for a multitude of different models, as they appear to be using the same productID (0x1866) for many ASUS models, so extensive support is covered.

With it you can have key access shortcut Fn + _, control the brightness of the keyboard RGB backlight, etc. Also working on fixes for the sound system of some notebooks such as the G14 and G15 series. Also GX502 would have arrangements referring to the sound of the combo jacks. Small improvements that make ASUS users increasingly comfortable and avoid certain current annoyances ...

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