I recently bought an Asus Zenbook UX305UA and installed my favorite operating system version 0.4. Most things work out of the box. However, I ran into a few issues which are hardware-related, but seem to be resolved in newer versions of the kernel, these are:
- USB devices are not recognized in battery mode
- Brightness control keys (Fn + F5/F6) don't work
- Airplane mode key (Fn + F2) doesn't work
I have found how-tos on updating the kernel, but I have also read that one shouldn't do it if he has no clue about it (i.e. my situation). Others wrote about kernel fixes being backported, so how can I check for these backports and are they fetched automatically or where can I get them?
I would relly love to stick with elementary, but I think I couldn't live with these issues, especially the USB device thing. So can someone tell me whether I can expect an automatic kernel update / backport or provide some advice on how to savely update the kernel myself? I would greatly appreciate it!