Monday, July 6

Asus ATK

If you have an Asus laptop and were wondering what ATK... was well wonder no more.

ASUS ATKOSD2: It changes the images you see when you use the function key shortcuts and other hotkeys. The images have a small 3D effect such as water ripples.

ATKDrv Utility: This is required because it is actually the ACPI driver. This is what tells your OS about the power state of your system and allows for power settings to be changed by the OS. It is also responsible for pulling battery information from the BIOS.

ATK_Media: When the play, pause, etc. keys are pressed, this will cause Windows Media Center to open. When the system is powered down and the power key on the front of the laptop is pressed, the system will start up and will open Windows Media Center right after you log on.

ATK_Hotkey Utility: This is required to make use of all the function key shortcuts.

ATK Generic Function Utility: This is required as it allows for communication between the ACPI and all the shortcut keys.

ATK0100 is a ACPI utility which has do to with the motherboard and power management.





11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this, good info. Asus is great except when figuring out what their tools do.

TankBlasthawk said...

Thanks! Helped me avoid installing the unnecessary packages :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks, you answered all my atk questions better than anyplace I found online. Cheers

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for this, I was just curious what all those start up programs were, and now I know!

Anonymous said...

excellent information, thank you very much
Pluckah

DiAlex said...

Thank you so much!! Is there any similar place explaining the rest of the asus' drivers?

Spidey said...

Hey I just got my new ASUS Laptop and was wondering about all these programs; your info is perfect and very clear.

Thank you so much for taking the time to share this info and now that I'm here, what a GREAT blog!!!!

Anonymous said...

what is the function of ACMON in the asus pc?

Axen said...

Hello Anonymous
ACMON is associated with the Splendid video enhancement driver.

rahadian rihadi said...

thanks for the info, nice info.

Anonymous said...

Thanks very much!!