How to use(/enable) FN keys to adjust volume at my asus laptop?

  • I have an ASUS laptop (ASUS X53S series) and I want to adjust the volume by using the FN key and F10 (mute), F11 (vol down), F12 (vol up).

    Also F9 key is not working as well(this is for enabling/disabling the touchpad).

    I have seen this question but didn't see any solution.

    All the other FN buttons seem to work(changing brightness,turning off display,switching off wifi).

    Is there any way to do so?

    Have you tried going to Keyboard Shortcuts and set the desired as a shortcut?

  • user26148

    user26148 Correct answer

    9 years ago

    I had the same problem with my ASUS K53E.

    sudo apt-get install git
    git clone git://
    cd acpi4asus-dkms 
    sudo make install
    sudo modprobe asus-nb-wmi  

    After every kernel update the above will be erased and you will need to re-do it every time until it is included in a kernel version at a later stage. To make it easier create a .deb package which will be easier to install.

    sudo apt-get install debhelper 
    cd acpi4asus-dkms 
    sudo dpkg -i [newly-created-package].deb
    sudo modprobe asus-nb-wmi


    I have a little different computer though; mine is a K53E and yours is an X53S, so I can't guarantee that it'll work.

    This worked great :D thanks a lot! We do have the same motherboard ;)

    I have noticed that F9 button (toggle touchpad) is not working. Any workaround for that?

    `fatal: unable to connect to`

  • This happened to me... I was previously a Mac user and this confused me... it appears as though you have to hold down the Function Key on the bottom right while pushing the vol buttons in order for them to adjust up or down.

    The text in the question indicates the user *is* holding down the key.

  • If you press the Fn button at the bottom left corner of your keypad, next to the Ctrl button, and press F11 or F12 while you're at it, you'll be able to control your volume on the keypad.

    So it's:

    • Fn + F11 → volume decreases,

    • Fn + F12 → volume increases.

    The body question indicates that the OP is using these keys.

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