Solved by testing on real hardware.
Fedora 17 (RFRemix-17.1-x86_64, kernel 3.6.8, gnome-3.4, and later versions) works on
Zenbook Prime UX31A well, all hardware is visible out-of-box.
However, there are some bugs with Fn-keys and lights, e.g. screen brightness and keyboard
lights turns back to the maximum after reboot; light-sensor (for auto-set screen
brightness) doesn't work; Fn+F2 shortcut (for switch on/off WiFi and Bluetooth)
doesn't work too. And if I set GNOME option "Decrease brightness to safe
power" it decreases brightness when no activity, but doesn't increase it back
when I go back working :) so some time after beginning work brightness goes down to
minimum and switches off the screen.
In other aspects, no other problems or big troubles were discovered after 3 weeks using.
Just small bugs.
Sound volume stays on same level after reboot. Battery works about 5:30-6hrs. So it's
okay for me, I think question may be closed.
Thanks to all!
PS on installation you can use both UEFI and legacy BIOS way to install, but Secure boot
option should be switched off (when install, and also after install to boot OS from
19.02.2013, 00:57, "Тузлуков" <tuzlukow(a)yandex.ru>:
does anybody know if Fedora 17 works on ASUS Zenbook family?
I think about buying Zenbook Prime UX31A and installing F17 on it. So is it possible to
install, and will it works well? (decreased time of work from battery doesnt matter for
Any own experience stories, links, mans, etc are great deal :)